LYS Chamber Winds
About the Program
The LYS Chamber Winds was established to give flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon students ensemble skills in a small group setting. This fulfills a need in the community to supplement the musical learning already received in schools and private lessons.
Through weekly rehearsals, exploring different styles of music, and regular performance opportunities, students discover the tools needed to excel in chamber music playing. These skills have helped many of our members successfully audition and become valuable members of the London Youth Symphony.
About the Artistic Director: Ingrid Crozman
Flutist Ingrid Crozman is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of music and flute playing to all ages and levels of players. Beginning her teaching career while still in her undergraduate degree, Ingrid went on to hold positions at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, Medicine Hat College, and the Inner London Education Authority (England). Ingrid pioneered the University of Calgary Community Music Program, and by working with the University's faculty and students provided outstanding music programs for local junior and senior high school students.
Since moving to London, Ingrid maintains her commitment to teaching as part of the London Youth Symphony's mentorship program and director the LYS Chamber Winds Program. She has also been an invited as a flute clinician for the TVDSB, has coached chamber music for the Forest City Talent Education program, and maintains a private studio.
As a performer, Ingrid appears in many ensembles including Orchestra London Canada, the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra (principal flute), the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Banff Festival Orchestra. Her interest in contemporary music has led to engagements with New Works Calgary and the Land's End Ensemble and she has been involved with several special projects such as the Ontario Festival Symphony Orchestra's tour to China and productions with Calgary Opera and Alberta Ballet. She also collaborated with and premiered the solo flute music of Canadian composer, David Eagle.
Also an active baroque flutist, Ingrid recently played in Hamilton and Waterloo with the Note Bene Baroque Players and in performances of Bach's B minor Mass in Red Deer and Calgary. She was a long time faculty member for the Baroque Flute Boot Camp in Seattle, Washington.
Ingrid has received degrees from the University of Western Ontario, The University of Calgary, and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama (England). She participated in programs at the Banff Centre and the Liszt Academy (Hungary) and worked with many eminent flutists such as Robert Aitken, Samuel Baron, William Bennett, Geoffrey Gilbert, Peter Lloyd and Carol Wincenc.
In addition to her teaching and performing schedule, Ingrid is the treasurer of The Gordon Jeffery Music Foundation.