Wavelength Winds is a Maryland-based wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn) that creates innovative projects, commissions new music, and engages in collaborations that put classical music in a culturally relevant context. The group is committed to expanding the wind quintet repertoire, and this year they commissioned four new works, including a quintet by John Steinmetz, a work for which they have exclusive performing and recording rights for a year. They were the fellowship ensemble in residence at the University of Maryland from 2017 to 2019.

Wavelength Winds collaborates with local DC hip-hop/rap artist Konshens the MC in an ongoing project called “Classically Dope.” This fusion of hip-hop/rap and classical music bridges the gap between these two performing worlds, bringing communities together in a never-before-heard fashion. Most recently the Classically Dope collaboration opened for the National Symphony Orchestra at The Anthem, opened for Yo-Yo Ma and Esperanza Spalding at an outreach concert at Anacostia High School, and performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on the Voices of Change spoken word showcase. Classically Dope was featured on Washington Performing Arts’ Music Distilled concert series, an event co-sponsored by the Mars Urban Arts Initiative and Republic Restoratives. The group has also been featured by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment, Emancipation Day at Freedom Plaza, Circa Media, One Love Massive, and NextNOW Fest.

Additionally, in 2018 Wavelength Winds and Avant Projekts recorded a classical music video based on the tale of Sleeping Beauty called The Prick of the Spindle. A synergy of music, dance, and film, this video is available for free on social media to connect with modern audiences on the digital concert stage.

Projects such as these are made possible by the generous support and contributions of the University of Maryland/The Clarice, collaborative artists, and patrons. Contact us if you’d like to sponsor a project or collaborate with us!


Ani L’dodi V’dodi Li
by Arnold Kirshenbaum

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Washington Performing Arts and DC Public Library present a WPA takeover of DC Public Library's monthly Chamber Music at Noon concert happening this April 4th, 2019 featuring Wavelength Winds. The quintet talks about their group, various projects, individual entrepreneurial work, and their upcoming sextet collaboration concert featuring Rita Sloan (piano) and Kevin Hertlein (trombone).

Voices of Change: spoken word showcase


recording engineer: Antonino D’Urzo

PC Lauren Patin Photography

Natalie Groom, clarinet, B.M. Kent State University, M.M. and M.B.A. University of Arizona
Derek Maseloff, horn, B.A. Cornell University
Qun Ren, bassoon, B.M. Oberlin Conservatory
Lydia Consilvio, oboe, B.M. Eastman School of Music, M.M. Yale School of Music
Thomas J. Wible, flute, B.M. New England Conservatory, M.M. Boston Conservatory

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