The Apollo Winds
Members of The Apollo Winds enjoy teaching and performance careers that span from Central Ohio to many parts of the United States. They are graduates of the nation's top music schools and conservatories, which include The Ohio State University, The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, The Hartt School of Music, and The Cleveland Institute of Music. As music educators, they enjoy teaching at colleges and universities, secondary schools, music camps, and as private woodwind instructors. Members of the ensemble hold positions with many symphony orchestras in Central Ohio. They have also performed with notable music organizations, such as the Columbus Symphony, the Springfield Symphony, the Roanoke Symphony, and the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra. They are the founding members of the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra, which is under the direction of the ensemble's clarinetist, Antoine T. Clark. Members have won awards in music competitions and have performed at national and international music festivals. The ensemble formed in the spring of 2012 and since then has performed at educational institutions, such as Denison University, The Ohio State University, and The McConnell Arts Center of Worthington. The ensemble specializes in woodwind quintet staples and new compositions.