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Trio d’Anches includes David Duree, clarinet; Mindy Niles, oboe; and Robert Sirois, bassoon.  The trio will perform compositions written specifically for that instrumentation.  Rachel Andrews, piano, will provide accompaniment for featured solos.

David Duree studied at the Jordan Conservatory, the University of Maryland, and the Catholic University of America.  For ten years, he was principal chair saxophone of the U.S. Naval Academy Band and for twenty-two years, principal chair clarinetist (and founding member) of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Duree is an adjunct lecturer in music at Hood College, Carroll Community College and McDaniel College, where he teaches clarinet and saxophone and conducts the clarinet and saxophone ensembles.  He performs with the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, Hood Chamber Players, Mistral Woodwind Quintet, and the Dumale Trio.

Mindy Niles received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College and a Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She has been a member of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Woodwind Quintet.  Mrs. Niles is the Executive Director of the Encore Music program and is the Founder/Director of the Encore Academy.  She has served as an adjudicator for the Maryland All-State Bands and Solo & Ensemble Festivals and performs frequently as a freelance oboist.  Mrs. Niles is a member of the Mistral Woodwind Quintet and is adjunct faculty at McDaniel College and Carroll Community College.

Robert Sirois received his Bachelor of Music degree in Bassoon Performance and his Master of Education from the Peabody Institute, where he studied bassoon with Phillip Kolker and instrumental conducting with Dr. Harlan Parker.  Mr. Sirois continues to focus his career in the field of education, having recently completed a Masters in School Administration at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education (Columbia, MD).  He is currently teaching general music and chorus throughout the Howard County Public School System.

The concert is free and open to the public.  McDaniel College follows current CDC protocols and recommendations related to COVID-19 and we ask that visitors adhere to all policies and regulations in accordance with the latest guidelines.  We appreciate your cooperation.  For more information, call 410-857-2599.

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