|| The Ohio Capital Winds,
a champion of wind ensemble music, performs classic repertoire
from masters such
as Holst, Sousa, Grainger,
and Ohio's own Henry Fillmore. The musicianship of the
ensemble's 30+ professional and semi-professional players
is its hallmark. Concert programs appeal to a wide range
of tastes, taking audiences on a journey that blends exuberant
crescendos with moments of quiet contemplation.
of the Ohio
purpose of this organization shall be to preserve and promote
wind ensemble genre. In implementing this purpose,
goals shall be:
to educate our community in the history, structure, and repertoire
of the wind ensemble genre;
to foster the musical education of young people, the future generation
of adult musicians, through the presentation of concerts, clinics,
to provide cultural enrichment and opportunities for our entire
to furnish a challenging musical outlet for local professional-level
to perform a wide range of classic to contemporary wind ensemble
literature by American and international composers.
Ohio Capital Winds
may be booked by contacting Catherine Hope-Cunningham at 614-292-0076
Hope-Cunningham.1 AT OSU.edu.
Fees for booking will be based upon the
location, venue, length of program, requested literature and necessary
Catherine Hope-Cunningham obtained a
Bachelors Degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University
in 1997. For eight years, she taught instrumental music in the Parochial
Schools, Grandview Public, and most recently at the Wellington School
in Upper Arlington. In 2003, she was the recipient of a fellowship
at Ohio State, where she obtained a Masters Degree in Wind Conducting.
Her primary conducting teachers include Dr. Russel Mikkelson and Professor
Richard Blatti. She has completed supplementary studies in both orchestral
and wind conducting.
In July 2006, Catherine joined the staff of Ohio State School of
Music, and is now an admissions and recruiting officer for the College
of the Arts and Humanities. She represents Ohio State University at college fairs
across the country.
founded the Ohio Capital Winds in the summer of 2005, with the
help and support of her husband, Todd
have a young son who aspires to play jazz saxophone.