Apis Reeds

Ensemble: Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon; 2015

Meghan Yankowskas defines herself as a musician by her energy and upbeat attitude with any musical undertaking that comes her way. Currently, she serves as a clarinetist in the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America out of Scott Air Force Base, IL; she has toured all around the Midwest with the Concert Band, Liberty Clarinet Quartet, and Freedom Winds Woodwind Quintet. Yankowskas’ solo endeavors have brought her music to local churches, art museums, and karate dojos. In 2011 and 2012, she was a featured soloist with the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a teacher, Yankowskas’ experiences have ranged from teaching private lessons to beginners to coaching college undergraduate chamber ensembles and running studio classes. Recently, she served as co-coordinator of the lesson program within the Washington School District in Toledo, OH. She strongly believes in fostering both musical awareness and personal confidence alongside learning the clarinet.

Yankowskas received her bachelors at the University of New Hampshire, studying under Elizabeth Gunlogson. During her masters at Bowling Green State University, she studied under Kevin Schempf and helped to foster a close-knit and musically stimulating environment as the teaching assistant for the clarinet studio.

Her other interests involve running, singing, drawing, obscure 90’s pop culture references, and creating terrible puns.

Daniel Holland is an active oboe performer and music educator in Bowling Green, Ohio. He maintains an oboe studio that has represented programs such as the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchesta, the Ohio State Fair Band, and the BGSU Double Reed Camp. He also serves as a collegiate mentor for the Detroit Civic and Symphony Youth Orchestra. Alongside this, Daniel performs with the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra, and freelances locally. Also, he serves as the oboe graduate assistant at Bowling Green State University while he pursues a Masters degree in Music Performance. A native of Virginia, Daniel Holland graduated from James Madison University in 2014 with a Bachelors of Music (Concentration in Music Education). Daniel’s oboe teachers include Nermis Mieses and Michele Kirkdorffer. In addition to his music endeavors, he also enjoys visiting theme parks, writing stories, watching HGTV, cheering on the Washington Capitals, and playing Rollercoaster Tycoon.

Ábel Esbenshade – Before Death
for clarinet, oboe, bassoon

Aaron Levin – Springbokkie
for flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn, double bass