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QUINTET Woodwind maestros serenade local audiences for fun and practice. written by Ginny McCarley photographed by Joe Worthem

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hat do a retired oil executive, a retired band director, an aspiring animator and two university professors have in common? The five make up a clarinet quintet that has just begun playing around the Oxford area. University of Mississippi professors Michael Rowlett and Adam Estes organized the group to give their advanced adult students a chance to play together. Rowlett is an associate professor of clarinet and music literature, and Estes is an assistant professor of music. Both teach lessons on multiple reed instruments. “We just decided to get together and play music for fun and in the community,� Rowlett said.

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Invitation Oxford - April 2018  
Invitation Oxford - April 2018  
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