WHERE TO FIND REPERTOIRE SUGGESTIONS
The competition is providing two resource personnel for students and teachers who may be looking for repertoire to perform in the competition..
For woodwind repertoire, John Anderson, clarinetist, has agreed to serve as a resource for contestants who do not have a coach or whose band or orchestra director may not be a specialist in winds. He taught for many years at the University of Minnesota, and he and his wife, an oboist, manage an online wind instrument/music business, Jeanne-inc. Email John and he will be happy to make repertoire suggestions for woodwind quintets, trios, saxophone ensembles, etc. at various levels of difficulty.
Our string resource is Conor O’Brien, violinist, Artistic Director of the Loring String Quartet, member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra, adjunct teacher at Gustavus Adolphus College. He has a special interest in chamber music, which was a focus in his doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota. He can be reached via email.