The U.S. Army Woodwind Quintet 'Pershing's Own'
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
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Founded in 1996, The U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet is one of the Army’s premiere chamber ensembles. An element of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the quintet is frequently called upon in support of high-level military and civilian events at the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, and other locations around Washington, DC. With numerous performances at colleges and universities, as well as elementary and secondary schools, The U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet has established itself as a strong proponent of educational outreach. The quintet is also a much sought-after group for community concerts. From the recital halls of the country’s finest music schools and conservatories to local retirement communities, The U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet entertains, educates, and inspires.
Flutist SFC Robert Aughtry joined The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" in 2000 after completing coursework for a Doctorate of Music Arts in Flute Performance (ABD) from the Louisiana State University. A native of Gaffney, South Carolina, he holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance and a Bachelor of Music degree, emphasis in Music Education with a Performance Certificate from the University of South Carolina. Aughtry currently serves as flutist with the Concert Band and Orchestra.
SFC Aaron Cockson hails from Foley, Alabama. He holds degrees in Music Education and Horn Performance from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he studied with Dr. William Capps. Cockson's teachers also include Dr. Portia Ashman, Ted Thayer, Phil Munds, and Marty Hackleman. He has been a member of the woodwind quintet for thirteen years. When not playing chamber music, he enjoys reading, kayaking, shooting, or spending time with his girlfriend Teresa and their four dogs Abbey, Lacy, Bubba, and Bobby.
SFC Meredith Rouse, oboe and solo English horn with The U.S. Army Band since 2009, has been featured as a soloist with the Concert Band at the US Capitol, at George Mason University, the Library of Congress, the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, and the Church of the Epiphany. A former member of the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Princeton Symphony, the Binghamton Philharmonic, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, she holds a Bachelor's degree from the New England Conservatory and a Master's degree in Orchestral Performance and a Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music, where she later served four years as oboe teaching assistant.
Clarinetist SSG Aaron D. Scott joined the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" in 2009 and the Woodwind Quintet in 2014. He earned a B.M.E. and B.M. at Youngstown State University and a M.M. and D.M.A. at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Previously Scott performed with the Warren (OH) Philharmonic Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, and in festivals throughout Europe and North America including the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy, Sarasota Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, and Hot Springs Music Festival.
SSG Patricia Morgan, bassoonist, is from Glenn Dale, Maryland, and received her Bachelor's Degree in Performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in her home state. Morgan continued her studies with Benjamin Kamins at Rice University, earning a master's degree. Since then, she has held positions with the Augusta (GA) Symphony, the Chattanooga Symphony, the Des Moines Metro Opera, The U.S. Army Field Band, and joined The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" in 2015.