Relevents Wind Quintet

Friday, January 17, 2014
7:30 PM
St. Pius the Tenth

Artist Bio

RELEVENTS WIND QUINTET is the Faculty Ensemble in Residence at High Point University. The Quintet was founded in 2008 by a group of musicians who were looking for the exceptional collaborative experience that only chamber music can provide. Relevents made their international debut on a tour of southern Germany in March 2009 and has since performed throughout Oklahoma, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Dedicated performers and teachers, the individual members are all on the faculty of High Point University, maintain active teaching appointments with other local universities, and keep extensive performance schedules with symphonies throughout North Carolina and the southeast.

Relevents is committed to removing the traditional boundaries that exist between the performer and the audience. By performing in both traditional and non-traditional venues, Relevents works to welcome new fans to the world of wind quintet repertoire.

"We strive to present exciting and diverse programs, performing standards as well as new works for the wind quintet developed through close collaboration with up and coming composers. We are committed to performing music that is relevant to each of us and to our time."

LAURA DANGERFIELD STEVENS (flute) is the Instructor of Flute and Director of the Flute Ensemble at High Point University. She is the principal flutist of the Western Piedmont Symphony, holds the piccolo position with the Salisbury Symphony, and performs with many orchestras throughout the east coast. Ms. Stevens is a founding member of the Relevents Wind Quintet and has traveled to Venezuela, South America with the Archipelago Project to teach and perform through El Sistema, a publicly financed music education program. Ms. Stevens is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received the Bachelor of Music degree from the Salem College School of Music and Master of Music degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She lives in Winston-Salem with her husband/composer/recording engineer, William R. Stevens, her daughters, Satie and Julianne, and their two dogs, Phaedra and Kendra.

THOMAS PAPPAS (oboe) is active as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. He has performed throughout the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Wales. Past solo appearances include performances of oboe concertos in Greensboro, NC and with the Aalen Symphony Orchestra in Germany, where he grew up and first learned how to play the oboe. An avid chamber musician, Pappas is a founding member of Relevents Wind Quintet. He has served as the principal oboist of the NOVUS Chamber Orchestra, the Fibonacci Chamber Orchestra, and has performed principal and section oboe with the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Roanoke (VA), Salisbury, and Western Piedmont symphony orchestras, and the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. He was a featured soloist on the annual computer music concert xMUSE at the University of South Carolina and has performed at conferences for the North American Saxophone Alliance, the Society of Composers Inc., Hinshaw Music Celebrations, UNCG Cello Celebrations, and the UNCG New Music Festival. Pappas enjoys performing new music and has premiered several works, including ones written for him by his brother, composer Daniel Pappas. He is also a member of the Pappas Family Recorder Quartet, who released their first commercially available CD in 2005. Pappas is on the faculty at High Point University and holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from Grace College, IN, the Master of Music and the Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He lives in Greensboro with his three dogs, Bella, Delphi, and Winnie.

SHAWN COPELAND (clarinet) is originally from Titusville, Florida. An avid chamber musician, Dr. Copeland is a founding member of Relevents Wind Quintet, The Bellwood Trio, and Una Voce. He has presented masterclasses, recitals and premiered works in Ireland, Germany, the United States, and Japan. He currently plays Bass Clarinet with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and E-Flat Clarinet with the Winston-Salem Symphony. He has served as the principal clarinetist of the NOVUS Chamber Orchestra, the Fibonacci Chamber Orchestra, as second clarinetist/bass clarinetist for the Bach Festival Orchestra and is a founding member of Southern Winds, a professional wind ensemble based in Central Florida. Dr. Copeland received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He holds additional degrees from the University of Central Florida and Stetson University. As a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and a specialist in the application of anatomy and physiology called Body Mapping, Dr. Copeland maintains an active teaching schedule, presenting masterclasses, workshops, and lessons to musicians throughout the United States. Currently he is the Teacher of Clarinet at High Point University, Lecturer in Alexander Technique at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Co-Director of the Stetson University Summer Clarinet Clinic and on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival. He has served on the faculties of Stetson University, Coastal Carolina University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Mars Hill College. Dr. Copeland resides in Greensboro, NC with his Jack Russell Terrier, Scribble.

A Michigan native, MARK HEKMAN (bassoon)now considers Winston-Salem, NC his home. Mr. Hekman is the second bassoonist with the Greensboro Symphony, a member of Relevents Wind Quintet, the Instructor of Bassoon at High Point University, and an active freelance musician throughout the state. After completing his Bachelor of Music degree at Ithaca College studying under Dr. Lee Goodhew Romm, Mr. Hekman earned his Master of Music degree from The Ohio State University studying with Chris Weait, and is currently completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with Dr. Michael Burns. Mr. Hekman is also a retired professional cyclist. He is married, has two daughters, and an energetic labradoodle named Burger.

Hailing from Boone, North Carolina, MARY PRITCHETT BOUDREAULT (horn) is a founding member of the chamber ensembles Relevents Wind Quintet and da Capo Brass, a Delos recording artist. As a chamber musician, Ms. Boudreault has been a featured performer on multiple concert series including the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild and the Triad Chamber Music Society. Ms. Boudreault has performed as the principal horn for the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Carolina Chamber Symphony, Western Piedmont Symphony, Charlotte Philharmonic, and Raleigh Symphony Orchestra. She regularly performs with the North Carolina, Roanoke, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Salisbury Symphonies, and has toured extensively with the New England Symphonic Ensemble and the internationally acclaimed Mannheim Steamroller. She has performed in conjunction with professional conferences including the International Horn Symposium, the Southeast Horn Workshop, the North American Saxophone Alliance, and the Society of Composers, Inc. In 2010, Boudreault was a semi-finalist for the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition. Her professional memberships include the International Horn Society, the College Music Society, and Pi Kappa Lambda. Ms. Boudreault has served on the faculties of High Point University and Winston-Salem State University. She is currently the Director of Music for Lincoln Charter School in Lincolnton, NC. Ms. Boudreault holds the Master of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She resides in Hickory with her husband, young daughter, and labrador retriever.



  • Summer Music for Wind Quintet, Op. 31 Samuel Barber
  • Music for Springtime Joseph Gregorio
    (b. 1979) Slow; as though awakening

  • Four Bagatelles for wind quartet Andrey Rubtsov
    (b. 1982) Allegro Vivo
    Small Pastorale
    Allegretto giocoso
  • Wind Quintet No. 2 Miguel del Aguila
    (b. 1957) Back in Time
    In Heaven
    Under the Earth
    Far Away

Program subject to change at the discretion of the artist(s).