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The Woodwind Department offers traditional instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon and recorder.  MIC also offers Suzuki instruction in flute and recorder. Woodwind players have a wide range of opportunities for ensemble experience through chamber music and orchestral programs.


Patrick O'Malley

Recorder Faculty (Suzuki)
Campus Director, Evanston

Erica Anderson

Oboe Faculty, Department Head of Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion 

Jennifer Bartel

Flute Faculty

Meret Bitticks

Flute Faculty (Suzuki), Musikgarten Faculty

Barbara Drapcho

Clarinet Faculty, (Quintet Attacca, Ensemble-in-Residence)

David Fivecoate

Clarinet and Saxophone Faculty

Nicole Gurt

Sectional Leader, MIC Concert (Clarinet)

Laura Hamm

MIC Concert Band Sectional Leader - Flute

Suzanne Hannau

Flute Faculty; Musikgarten Faculty

Galina Kiep

Bassoon Faculty

Maria Schwartz

Flute Faculty

Juli Wood

Jazz Saxophone and Jazz Vocals Faculty