The Crimson Winds, a student woodwind quintet sponsored by the Department of Music, performed a half-recital at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association annual in-service state conference in Erie, Pa., on April 19, 2013.
The quintet was selected from more than 100 applicants which included university faculty and students, as well public school large and small ensembles from across the state.
The Crimson Winds was formed in 2011 and is a student-organized ensemble which chooses its own repertoire and rehearses weekly under the direction of IUP music faculty member Stephanie Caulder. In Spring 2012, the Crimson Winds gave its debut performance in a full recital on the IUP campus. The quintet will present its final recital on May 12, 2013, also on the IUP campus.