Arizona Wind Quintet

Founded in 1975, the Arizona Wind Quintet performs frequently on campus and in the community and has toured throughout the western states, including a recital at a meeting of the Music Educators National Conference. The group has integrated an educational focus in its performance schedule, frequently inviting students from The University of Arizona School of Music to join in performances of expanded wind ensemble works. In addition, the ensemble serves an important outreach function, by performing at public school music programs and presenting master classes.

The members of the Arizona Wind Quintet serve as coaches and mentors for the Arizona Graduate Winds, a master’s level student quintet. As a professional wind quintet in training, the Arizona Graduate Winds receive extensive training in quintet performance and repertoire.

Brian Luce, flute
Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet
Neil Tatman, oboe
Daniel Katzen, horn
William Dietz, bassoon