QUINTET Woodwind maestros serenade local audiences for fun and practice. written by Ginny McCarley photographed by Joe Worthem
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. â€œWe just decided to get together and play music for fun and in the community,â€? Rowlett said.
54 INVITATION OXFORD | April 2018