Austin Wright, Victoria Hargrove, Dr. Wes Warnhoff, and Andrew Mahonen
The Missouri Clarinet Quartet (MCQ), under the guidance of Dr. Wesley Warnhoff, recently returned from their European debut in Ostend, Belgium. They were performing as part of the International Clarinet Association’s (ICA) ClarinetFest 2018, a weeklong festival featuring clarinetists from around the world. They performed and were able to attend concerts, lectures, competitions, and master classes from July 6-11 featuring some of the greatest clarinetists in the world. MCQ was invited to perform at ICA after a rigorous selection process that only invited three college groups to perform. The ensemble includes Victoria Hargrove, Andrew Mahonen, Erin Rhomberg, and Austin Wright - all members of the clarinet studio in the University of Missouri School of Music. Dr. Warnhoff also performed with the ensemble during the festival. Funding for their trip was received by the School of Music through the Mizzou New Music Initiative, the Graduate Professional Council, the Professional Presentation Travel Award, and the Continuing Education Travel Award.