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The United States Naval Academy Band Wind Trio

  • The Naval Academy Band Wind Trio performs diverse and exciting repertoire from Baroque and Classical standards to modern works written by contemporary and local composers. Founded in 2016, the primary duty of the ensemble is to perform for events hosted by the United States Naval Academy Superintendent at the historic Buchanan House. The group's members also enjoy performing recitals and hosting masterclasses for the community, as well as providing music at events for the Brigade of Midshipmen. The Wind Trio prides itself on versatile repertoire and world-class musicianship. The members of the trio are Musician First Class Emily Madsen on oboe, Musician First Class Micahla Hendrix on bassoon, and the group’s leader, Chief Musician Sheila Cullen on clarinet.
  • 12/20/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • The United States Naval Academy Band Wind Trio
  • Chief Musician Sheila Cullen
  • Chief Musician Sheila Cullen, a native of Marietta, GA, graduated from Alan C. Pope High School in 1998. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2002 and a Master of Music degree in Music Theory in 2004. Her mentors include James Campbell, Howard Klug, D. Ray McClellan, Kirsten Ahnell, and Robert DiLutis. As a member of the United States Naval Academy Band since 2006, she serves as the leader of the Wind Trio and Clarinet Quartet, and also performs and records with the Chamber Winds, Ceremonial Units, and Marching Band. She has also served on the band's Educational Outreach board, coordinating clinics and performances for high school students visiting the Naval Academy, as well as working closely with the Maryland Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program. Chief Cullen has also performed with the Londontowne Symphony, Owensboro Symphony, Gainesville Symphony, The United States Air Force Band, United States Fleet Forces Band, Chesapeake Reed Trio, and is an active recording artist and adjudicator in the D.C. area. Her teaching experience includes: Adjunct Instructor, Clemson University, Faculty, Hartwick College Summer Music Festival, Instructor, Atlanta Music Academy, as well as private instruction at Lassiter High School, Kennesaw Mountain High School, and Pope High School.