Lauren Purcell-Joiner (flute) has been making music for 20 years. She has studied with a variety of artists including Dr. Lisa Garner Santa and Dr. Christopher J. Smith, and performed in masterclasses and workshops with artists such as Jim Walker, Chris Norman, Joannie Madden, and Sequentia. Lauren has performed widely as a classical flutist, Irish traditional flutist and vocalist, and as a singer/songwriter. She is currently finishing her PhD in Musicology at the University of Oregon. Lauren has served as a Teaching Assistant at Texas Tech University and the University of Oregon, where she taught flute methods, music theory, music history, served as interim director of the TTU Celtic Ensemble, and was the inaugural recipient of the TTU Vernacular Music Center’s Traditional Music Scholarship. She has taught music for 14 years, specializing in Kindermusik, Flute, and Voice.
Daniel Cathey (clarinet) is a multiple woodwinds specialist working in classical chamber music, musical theater and jazz. He is currently a member of
Asculta!, Eugene Concert Orchestra, Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra and Blue Skies Jazz Band. He is also a regular musician for the Shedd Theatricals musical productions. He has held teaching positions at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the American Music Institute, and through his studio, Flaming Woodwind Enterprises.
Daniel holds degrees from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and University of Oregon, where he earned his D.M.A. in clarinet performance and multiple woodwind performance.
Kathryn Fahrion (bassoon) originally hails from Tacoma, Washington. She did her undergraduate work in Bassoon Performance at the University of Oregon with Wendell Hanna, where she was active in the Oregon Wind Ensemble and University Symphony among other groups large and small. Since returning to school in 2014 she has studied with Steve Vacchi, played in several of the university ensembles, and substituted with the Riverside Symphony. Currently pursuing a degree in Conflict Resolution at the University of Oregon Law School, Kathryn performs with both Asculta! as a bassoonist and the Uncalled Four Bassoons as a contrabassoon specialist.
Clara Terrell's (oboe) life as an oboist began in fifth grade in southern Iowa. She began her college career at DePaul University, and eventually received her bachelor's degree from Loyola University of Chicago. She holds a master's degree in liberal arts from St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she wrote
a very long assay about Plato and performed regularly at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and a master's in oboe performance from the University
of Oregon. Residing in Eugene, Clara performs and teaches private lessons, while
her stunt double pursues a parallel career in bicycle mechanics and goes on
Chris Mudd is a native of Saint Louis Missouri and is a transplant to Eugene, Oregon. Chris has a degree in Music Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master’s in Horn Performance from the University of Oregon. His primary horn teachers were Ellen Campbell and Jay Schale. He currently performs with the Newport Symphony, the Eugene Opera, the Oregon Chamber Players and the Oregon Coast Music Festival. He is also a member of the Northwest Horn Orchestra in Portland. He has also performed with the Eugene Symphony, Oregon Festival of American Music, the Oregon Symphony, Albuquerque Civic Light Opera, Albuquerque Philharmonic, the Southwest Symphony, Bartlesville Oklahoma Symphony and the Enid Symphony.