Wild Prairie Winds is a professional wind quintet based in Iowa City that uses chamber music to promote environmental awareness in the Midwest. The ensemble recently established a partnership with Iowa National Heritage Foundation (INHF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of Iowa’s land, water, and wildlife. A portion of all the ensemble’s profits are donated to INHF in keeping with their mission of environmental protection and awareness.
Since its formation at the University of Iowa in 2017, the group has established itself as an ensemble committed to community engagement and educational outreach by performing regularly at schools, libraries, retirement homes, and other public spaces. The Wild Prairie Winds have been selected to participate in numerous national and international concert series including Moveable Musicale in Wisconsin, Western Illinois University’s Chamber Concert Series, Music Study Club in Iowa City, and the International Double Reed Society annual conference. In Fall 2020 they will be performing regularly in North Liberty, IA in an educational concert series for seniors and adults with disabilities.
Members of the quintet have won numerous national competitions, perform regularly with orchestras around the nation, and retain collegiate teaching positions and private studios in Iowa.