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Saxquest Concert Artist Series Presents THE WAITING PLACE QUINTET

When: Sat, May 18th 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Saxquest Shop
Cost: FREE
Sponsored By: Saxquest

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Please join us on Saturday, May 18 at 2pm to see the talented woodwind quintet, The Waiting Place!
The Waiting Place performs high quality music with a fun, lighthearted atmosphere. Music should be enjoyable and engaging, while playing classics of the woodwind quintet genre, they strive to play contemporary contrasting styles not often heard in the small group setting. A group based on collaboration, the members come from all walks of life.
Anne Luetkenhaus (flute), Abby Auer (oboe), Nick Pyles (clarinet), Abbey Dougherty (horn), and Ian Hayden (bassoon) are all from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Anne Luetkenhaus
Anne Luetkenhaus is a sophomore flute performance major at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she studies with Dr. Shelly Monier. Anne has won the FSSL College Young Artist Competition when she was a freshman. She has performed in masterclasses with teachers such as Angeleita Floyd, professor at University of Northern Iowa, Claudia Anderson, professor at Grinnell College, and Paul Thompson, professor at Southeast Missouri State University. Anne currently plays in the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, as well as SIUE’s orchestra, wind symphony, and flute choir. Besides playing flute, Anne also loves to read, and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
Abby Auer
Abigail is studying pharmacy at Southern Illinois University and has been playing oboe since 5th grade. She is principal oboe of the SIUE orchestra. Abigail enjoys playing other instruments for fun as well as participating in musicals. She also enjoys many other hobbies and dancing like nobody's watching.
Nick Pyles
Nick Pyles completed his Master's degree in Music Performance at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, having previously finished Bachelor's degrees there as well. Studying both saxophone and clarinet, he uses his multi-woodwind background to gig around St. Louis and teach private students. Nick is also a tenured member of the St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre (the Muny).
Abbey Dougherty
Abbey Dougherty is from Effingham, Illinois. She has been teaching piano since she was 16 years old- when she isn’t teaching or practicing, she loves to bike, run and read (along with making a mean margarita). Abbey hopes to work towards her doctorate in piano performance after completion of her Master’s at SIUE. 
Ian Hayden
Ian Hayden (bassoon) holds bachelor degrees in music performance and education, and the M.M. degree in performance from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. An active performer and educator, Ian has held the Director of Bands and Ensembles position at Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville, IL since 2014. He has also served as the woodwind specialist for Alton High School’s Marching 100 staff since 2013. As a performer, he has worked as a pit musician doubling on all woodwinds with St. Louis area theater companies including “Curtains Up!”, SIUE’s “Summer Showbiz”, Missouri Baptist’s “Summer Players”, “Riverbend Youth”, and “Alton Little Theater”. He has also played bassoon for various solo and chamber recitals and for SIUE’s orchestra.