North Coast Winds
The North Coasts Winds is a prolific chamber ensemble featuring graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music. NCW’s goal is to contribute directly to the community using classical music as a tool for outreach, education, and cultural enrichment. As modern musicians, The North Coasts Winds seek to demonstrate the relevance of classical music not only through mastering its performance but also by engaging the community on a practical level. As a result, the group performs in formal recital venues, local area schools, retirement communities, hospitals, libraries, and other non-traditional performance venues. Education and community involvement are a critical part of NCW’s focus, and the quintet strives to relieve educational barriers, socio-economic barriers, and health barriers from premiere music education and performance. The North Coasts Winds is comprised of Madeline Lukas, flute, Mary Kausek, oboe, Drew Sullivan, clarinet, Arleigh Savage, bassoon, and Emily Rapson, horn.