Women's Woodwind Ensemble

Friday, March 16, 2018
7:30 PM
Christ United Methodist Church

Music for Young People

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Music for a Great Space is proud to host Music for Young People events by our visiting artists. Students and their teachers may attend free of charge. All student attendees will receive a complimentary family voucher to attend the evening performance.

Details TBA

Advance reservations are required. Please see below for more information.

Artist Bio

Consisting of prestigious faculty from UNCG and Duke University, the Women's Woodwind Ensemble includes:

  • Erika Boysen - flute
  • Ashley Barrett - oboe
  • Kelly Burke - clarinet
  • Rebecca Libera - bassoon
  • Susan Fancher - saxophone
  • Abigail Pack - Horn


Erika Boysen (flute) is an avid performer, educator and collaborator who serves as Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Committed to developing new and innovative ways of presenting and teaching the traditional model of classical flute, the majority of her research and scholarship focuses on cross- disciplinary collaboration within the arts.

Mary Ashley Barret (oboe) has been a Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 1998. A native of North Carolina, she holds the principal oboe position with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in addition to being a frequent performer throughout the southeastern USA. A chamber music aficionado, Barret performs regularly with the Cascade Wind Quintet, the EastWind Trio d'Anches, the EastWind Ensemble, and has spent several summers playing chamber music in the Adirondacks of New York.

Kelly Burke (clarinet) joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1989. She is currently the principal clarinetist of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and bass clarinetist of the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra. Equally at home playing Baroque to Bebop, she has appeared in recitals and as a soloist with symphony orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, and Russia.

Rebecca Libera (bassoon) is an active performer and teacher. She is on the faculty at Duke University and currently performs as bassoonist with the Quintet Sirocco, Fayetteville Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, Carolina Philharmonic, and Western Piedmont Symphony. Ms. Libera is also known to MGS audiences as former Executive Director.

Abigail Pack (horn) serves as Associate Professor of Horn at UNCG and currently performs with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival Orchestra, the Southwest Chamber Orchestra, and the Opera Roanoke Orchestra. Presentation highlights include the National Flute Association (Washington D.C.), the International Horn Symposium (South Africa), the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference (Chicago), and the Kennedy Center of The Performing Arts (Washington).

Susan Fancher (saxophone) is an internationally-recognized concert saxophonist known for her deep, poetic musical interpretations. She has performed in hundreds of concerts internationally as a soloist and as the member of chamber music ensembles, including the Red Clay, Amherst, Vienna and Rollin' Phones saxophone quartets. She teaches saxophone and coaches chamber music at Duke University.


The ensemble will perform works by Bernstein, Bliss, Williams, Milhaud, Piazzolla, and premiere a work inspired by Rosie the Riveter by Greensboro's own Robin McLaughlin.