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Woodwind Day at Westminster College open to high school, adult musicians

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Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2023

The Westminster College School of Music will host Woodwind Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in Orr Auditorium. The day-long event is open to woodwind musicians of all ages and skill levels.

Victoria Luperi, associate principal clarinet and principal E-flat clarinet or the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), will be the featured guest artist for the day and will offer a morning master class and morning recital at 11 a.m. in Orr Auditorium.

Before joining the PSO, Luperi held the position of principal clarinet with the Fort Worth and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras. Since 2014, she has performed in the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyo. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Donald Montanaro, she began her music education in her native Argentina with Oscar Gieco, and later studied with Richard Hawkins and Yehuda Gilad.

Throughout the day, attendees will also participate in a group warm-up and attend another master class with Westminster faculty. Dr. R. Tad Greig, professor of music at Westminster, will lead a performance clinic featuring a woodwind ensemble reading session, while School of Music faculty member and clarinetist Daniel Heasley will lead an educational clinic, “Practice Techniques for Mastering Tone, Articulation, and Rhythm.” Lunch will also be provided.

An afternoon recital will be held at 3 p.m. in Orr Auditorium and will feature Westminster College woodwind faculty Dan Parasky (flute), Kim Winfield (oboe), Heasley (clarinet), Dr. Daniel Perttu (bassoon) and Dr. James Flowers (saxophone). Westminster’s collaborative pianist Dr. Douglas-Jayd Burn will serve as accompanist.

To participate in Woodwind Day, register at

The morning and afternoon recitals are free and open to the public.

For additional information on Woodwind Day, please contact Perttu at or 724-946-7024.