Jennifer Clippert,
flute, is a DM degree recipient from Northwestern University and a Chicago-area performer.  She is the winner of a number of competitions including the 2001 Musicians Club of Women Farwell Award and the 2000 Flute Talk Competition. In addition, Ms. Clippert has been a finalist and prize winner in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, the NFA Performers Masterclass and Piccolo Masterclass Competitions, and the Wisconsin Public Radio Young Artist Competition.  Ms. Clippert played with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 1996-1998 where she received regular coachings with Donald Peck.  She currently freelances with several area groups including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Opera Theater and the Chicago Chamber Musicians.  A sought-after teacher, she is a faculty member at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and taught previously at The School of Music at DePaul University. Jennifer received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her MM from Northwestern University where she studied with Walfrid Kujala.



                                                                                                                                                                                                          


Erica Anderson,
oboe, graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Eastman School of Music, and DePaul University.  Ms. Anderson performs regularly as a solo recitalist and is a founding member of Quintet Attacca. She was a featured soloist in the 2002 season of Midsummer’s Music, a chamber music series in Door County, Wisconsin.  She has performed with the MusicNOW series at the Chicago Symphony, the Chicago Chamber Musicians, Chicago Philharmonic, Lyric Opera, Music of the Baroque, Joffrey Ballet, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, and the Chicago, Grant Park, Rockford, Milwaukee, and Elgin Symphonies.  An advocate of new music, she helped to commission works for the oboe by Bernard Rands and Dana McCormick.  She has studied with Richard Killmer, Robert Morgan, and Daniel Stolper.  Ms. Anderson currently teaches oboe at the Music Institute of Chicago.

 


Barbara Drapcho
, clarinet, holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Northwestern University, where she studied with Russell Dagon.  Her other teachers have included Alan Kay, Charlene Zimmerman, and Dennis Nygren.  As QA's Educational Outreach Coordinator, she loves helping the quintet write engaging and original shows for schools. Barbara currently is on faculty at the Merit School of Music and the Music Institute of Chicago. She is a member of the New Philharmonic and Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, has performed as a soloist with the Chicago Arts Orchestra, and is a former member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has performed with numerous Chicagoland orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest Indiana, Illinois, and Elgin Symphony Orchestras. Her chamber music experience outside of Quintet Attacca includes performances with the Chicago Chamber Musicians and the Pacifica Quartet.


Collin Anderson,
bassoon,  attended the Eastman School of Music earning a Bachelor of Music Degree in bassoon performance in 1989 under the tutelage of David Van Hoesen.  He completed a Master’s Degree in performance in 1991 at Kent State University where he studied with David DeBolt and was awarded a graduate assistantship.  Also a composer, Mr. Anderson earned a Master of Music degree in composition in 1996 from DePaul University and a Doctoral degree in composition from Northwestern University.  Collin performs regularly with both the Elgin and Lake Forest Symphonies.  He has appeared with the Chicago Opera Theater, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Grant Park Orchestra.  On recording, Collin can be heard on the Chandos label (Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Hickox - Prokofiev's War & Peace) and Equilibrium Records (Chicago Philharmonic, Rachleff - Music of Jan Bach). Collin teaches bassoon at Northeastern Illinois University, North Park University, and Harper College




Jeremiah Frederick,
horn, holds the positions of Associate Principal Horn of the South Bend Symphony and Second horn of the Ars Viva and Lake Forest symphonies.  In addition, Jeremiah has played with many Chicago-area ensembles including the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Philharmonic, the Grant Park, Elgin, and Rockford Symphonies, the Chicago Arts Orchestra and Lyric Opera of Chicago. An avid chamber musician, he is also a member of the Über Horn Quartet and has performed with the Chicago Chamber Musicians and the Millar Brass Ensemble.  In August of 2001, Jeremiah was awarded third place in the American Horn Competition.  Solo engagements have included performances of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Gordon Jacob’s Concerto For Horn and Strings at Northwestern University.  In March of 2008 he soloed with the Fox Valley Symphony in Appleton, WI as part of the Gallay Horn Quartet.  Jeremiah graduated from Northwestern University in 2000 with a Masters’ Degree in performance and received his BM from Lawrence University.  His teachers have included Gail Williams, Bill Barnewitz, and James DeCorsey.