Community Concert with Quintessential Winds

May 19, 2019 • 2 - 3:30PM


Troy-Hayner Cultural Center
301 West Main Street | Troy, OH 45373

Community Concert with Quintessential Winds. This ensemble is a familiar woodwind quintet and is made up of Tami Tennison on flute; Deb Powers on oboe; Mike Houser on clarinet; Julie Swank on French horn; Linda Reitmann on bassoon. This article is excerpted from a Piqua Daily Call article:
“Quintessential Winds is made up of Tamela Tennison, Dr. Mike Houser, Deb Powers, Julie Swank and Linda Reitman. These classically trained musicians enjoy performing music with intimate poignancy, bold drama and bubbling humor! They are a woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon), established in 2011, offering a wide range of programs to satisfy diverse audiences.

Tami Tennison, the flutist, is the owner of Music Resource Group and “Tennison Family Farm” (organic farmer/wine maker). She is the president and a member of Piqua Civic Band, Sidney Civic Band, Greenville Municipal Concert Band, 2-4-U Winds, Mystic Winds in addition to Quintessential Winds.

On oboe, Deb Powers, is a physics instructor at University of Dayton. She studies oboe with Eileen Whalen and she is a member of Yellow Springs Community Orchestra, Wright State Symphony Orchestra and Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Michael Houser plays clarinet for Quintessential Winds. Originally from Piqua, he returned in 2002 after a 33-year career overseas with DoDEA. He is currently an adjunct instructor at Edison State Community College and Sinclair Community College, as well as an online facilitator for PBS TeacherLine. He is a member of Piqua Civic Band, Troy Civic Band, Sidney Civic Band, Greenville Municipal Concert Band, 2-4-U Winds and Mystic Winds, in addition to Quintessential Winds. Houser also plays for several pit orchestras in the area for various musicals and Yellow Springs Chamber Orchestra for Mahler’s Symphony #1 at Antioch University.

French horn player Julie Swank has taught music at all levels from pre-K to master’s level. She currently teaches band and choir with grades 7-8 at Northmont Middle School, near Dayton. She is a graduate of Capital University and the University of Dayton with a Kodaly certificate from the Kodaly Center at Capital. She is a past president of MKMEA and has served as the presenter and guest conductor at workshops and conferences throughout the United States.”