FSC woodwind quintet
wins Music Teachers
National Association state competition
LAKELAND, Fla. (Nov. 12, 2002) - The Florida Southern College Woodwind
Quintet "Shaniloquoy" has won the Music Teachers National Association
(MTNA) state competition in Miami last weekend. The quintet was
commended for its strong and inspiring performance and is expected
to compete at the division level in Hattiesburg, Miss. in January.
The members of the group, all senior music majors, include: Ikumi
Yoshimoto on flute; Yoshimoto is the son of Kikuo and Nuiko Yoshimoto
of Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. Gregory York on bassoon; York's parents are
Alan and Doris York from Riverview, Fla. Elizabeth Waller on oboe;
Waller, also majoring in religion, is the daughter of Richard and
Avonel Waller of Lakeland, Fla. Michelle Wilson on clarinet; Wilson's
parents are James and Roxanne Wilson from Lakeland, Fla. Karl Jason
Bombaugh on French horn; Bombaugh is the son of David and Donna
Bombaugh of Brandon, Fla. The quintet's manager, Alexei Okounev,
is a senior business administration major. His parents are Igor
and Tatiana Okounev from Moscow.
MTNA national competitions are held annually for elementary-aged
through college-aged students. Founded in 1876, it is the oldest
professional nonprofit music teachers association in the United
States. It is comprised of 24,000 independent and collegiate music
teachers of all instruments including voice.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.