MIT Wind Ensemble

Founded by Dr. Frederick Harris, Jr. in the fall of 1999, the MIT Wind Ensemble is comprised of outstanding MIT undergraduate & graduate students studying a wide variety of fields. The central mission of the MIT Wind Ensemble is the enhancement of the musical education and artistic sensitivity of its members through performance in large and small wind ensembles of music of diverse styles from the 16th century to the present day. A secondary mission is the creation and nurturing of new music for the wind ensemble medium. MITWE collaborates regularly with major composers and soloists from around the world and with the MIT Concert Choir, Chamber Chorus, MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble and other ensembles. Outstanding MITWE members are also featured annually. MIT Afflilated Artist and tuba player of the Empire Brass, Kenneth Amis, is the Assistant Conductor of MITWE.

MITWE performs four concerts per year on the MIT campus and annually performs off-campus. Auditions are held at the beginning of each academic year.

Conductors

Name: Fred Harris

Name: Ken Amis
Hometown: Bermuda

Woodwinds

Name: Emily Su
Instrument: Flute
Year: 2013
Major: Computer Science (6), Music (21M)
Hometown: Allentown, PA

Name: Shannon Taylor
Instrument: Flute
Year: 2013
Major: Materials Science (3)
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Name: Eric Shiue
Instrument: Flute
Year: G
Major: Chemical Engineering (10)
Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Name: QinQin Yu
Instrument: Flute
Year: 2015
Major: Physics (8)
Hometown: Columbia, MO

Name: Caitlin Sample
Instrument: Flute
Year: 2014
Major: Materials Science (3), Mathematics (18)
Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ

Name: Lars Johnson
Instrument: Oboe
Year: 2015
Major: Computer Science (6), Mathematics (18)
Hometown: Eagan, MN

Name: Paul Schwein
Instrument: Oboe, English Horn
Year: 2016
Major: Biology (7)
Hometown: Weston, FL

Name: Jaclyn Belleville
Instrument: Oboe
Year: 2016
Major: Materials Science (3)
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA

Name: Kyle Veldman
Instrument: Clarinet
Year: 2015
Major: Mechanical Engineering (2)
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Name: Ofir Nachum
Instrument: Clarinet
Year: 2014
Major: Computer Science (6), Mathematics (18)
Hometown: Northborough, MA

Name: Beth Hadley
Instrument: Clarinet
Year: 2015
Major: Computer Science (6)
Hometown: Northville, MI

Name: Stephanie Marzen
Instrument: Clarinet
Year: 2015
Major: Materials Science (3)
Hometown: McLean, VA

Name: Kathy Yang
Instrument: Clarinet
Year: 2015
Major: Mechanical Engineering (2)
Hometown: Saline, MI

Name: Stanley Gill
Instrument: Clarinet
Year: 2014
Major: Biological Engineering (20)
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Name: Emily Thomson
Instrument: Clarinet
Year: 2016
Major: Mechanical Engineering (2)
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

Name: Sergio Carbajo
Instrument: Clarinet
Year: G
Hometown: Hernani, Spain

Name: Grace Atherton
Instrument: Clarinet
Year: Wellesley 2015
Major: Economics
Hometown: Vero Beach, FL

Name: Richard Uhler
Instrument: Bass Clarinet
Year: G
Major: Computer Science (6)
Hometown: Los Altos, CA

Name: Peter Wear
Instrument: Alto/Soprano Saxophone
Year: 2014
Major: Mathematics (18)
Hometown: Madison, WI

Name: Jess Hebert
Instrument: Alto Saxophone
Year: G
Major: Biology (7)
Hometown: Rochester, NY

Name: Victoria Gunning
Instrument: Tenor Saxophone
Year: 2015
Major: Computer Science (6)
Hometown: Boise, ID

Name: Tina Kambil
Instrument: Baritone Saxophone
Year: 2016
Major: Chemical Engineering (10)
Hometown: Arlington, MA

Brass

Name: Ana Sofia Vazquez
Instrument: Trumpet
Year: 2015
Major: Aerospace Engineering (16)
Hometown: Burbank, IL

Name: Doug Cattie
Instrument: Trumpet
Year: G
Major: Biology (7)
Hometown: Berwyn, PA

Name: Brian Olson
Instrument: Trumpet
Year: NEC 2014

Name: Scott Stransky
Instrument: French Horn
Year: 2005, G2007
Major: Math with Computer Science (18C), Atmospheric Science (12)
Hometown: Norwalk, CT

Name: Ethan DiNinno
Instrument: French Horn
Year: 2016

Name: Andrew Koche
Instrument: Trombone
Year: 2014
Hometown: Downers Grove, IL

Name: Nick Bozard
Instrument: Trombone
Year: 2002
Major: Computer Science (6)
Hometown: Orlando, FL

Name: Zachary Sather
Instrument: Trombone
Year: 2016
Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (6)
Hometown: Superior, WI

Name: Jackie Ohmura
Instrument: Euphonium
Year: G
Major: Biological Engineering (20)
Hometown: Concord, OH

Name: Juan Jaramillo
Instrument: Euphonium
Year: 2016
Major: Chemical Engineering (10)
Hometown: Humble, TX

Name: Robert Mortenson
Instrument: Tuba
Year: NEC 2014
Major: -
Hometown: Foxboro, MA

Name: Ilana Porter
Instrument: Tuba
Year: 2016
Major: Mathematics (18)
Hometown: Manalapan, NJ

Percussion, Keyboards, and Harp

Name: Simone Ovsey
Instrument: Percussion
Year: 2010
Major: Management Science (15), Music (21M)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Name: Anirudh Arun
Instrument: Piano, Organ, Percussion
Year: 2013
Major: Biological Engineering (20)
Hometown: Medfield, MA

Name: Jean Sack
Instrument: Harp, Percussion
Year: 2013
Major: Mechanical Engineering (2), Music (21M)
Hometown: Eureka, CA

Name: Mark Chilenski
Instrument: Percussion
Year: G
Major: Nuclear Engineering (22)
Hometown: Renton, WA

Name: Richard Arnold
Instrument: Percussion
Year: Northeastern 2017
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Scituate, MA

 

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