About Us

Trebuchet, the faculty woodwind trio from the University of South Alabama, is comprised of Drs. Andra Bohnet (flutes), Rebecca Mindock (double reeds), and Kip Franklin (clarinets). The ensemble strives to broaden the range of music for wind trio by commissioning new works, arranging existing repertoire, and capitalizing on their comfort with doubling within their instrument families to open up more possibilities and create more variety of tone color. Their debut CD, recorded in collaboration with their former pianist colleague Dr. Jasmin Arakawa titled "Perpetuum Mobile," contains works that stretch back from recent commissions to Renaissance consort music, and they have performed their unique repertoire at venues both nationally and internationally.

Trebuchet Wind Trio

More information about the University of South Alabama's Department of Music, including degree programs, audition information, and the Musical Arts Series calendar, can be found by visiting www.southalabama.edu/music.

Andra Bohnet, flutes

Dr. Andra Bohnet is a flutist who embraces a rich variety of musical styles. In addition to her position as Professor of Flute at the University of South Alabama, she is the principal flutist with Mobile Symphony Orchestra where she has been a featured soloist on several occasions. Her solo CD, Clinton on Clinton, rediscovered the music of John Clinton (1809-1864), an Irish flutist, composer and flute maker who was a major figure in 19th century flute design. She performs on Irish flute, whistle and Celtic harp with Mithril (mithril.us), who has seven CDs and performs with symphonies on pops series. Also, she has six CDs with the Silverwood Quartet (flute and strings). She presents regularly to the National Flute Association, British and World Flute Societies and the Canadian Flute Association.

Dr. Rebecca Mindock is the Associate Professor of Double Reeds at the University of South Alabama. Dr. Mindock is currently principal oboist of the Gulf Coast Symphony and the Wyoming Symphony, and plays English horn and oboe with the Mobile Symphony and section oboe with the Pensacola Symphony. She recently performed in Tokyo, Japan at the 2015 International Double Reed Society conference and as a featured concerto soloist at the Cusco Music Festival in Peru in July 2016. Recordings featuring Dr. Mindock are available on both Flying Frog Music and Centaur Records, including her CD of music for oboe, bassoon and piano as a member of the Three Wood Trio.

Rebecca Mindock, double reeds
Kip Franklin, clarinets

Dr. Kip Franklin is the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of South Alabama. A native of Michigan, Dr. Franklin has performed in concerts with the Saginaw, Midland, Jackson, Dearborn, and Toledo symphonies, as well as in festivals throughout the United States and in Europe. As a member of the Fresco Winds woodwind quintet, Dr. Franklin performed at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2011 and 2012, and was a finalist in the 2011 J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition. An advocate of new music, Dr. Franklin was a part of the consortium for David Maslanka's Eternal Garden: Four Songs for Clarinet and Piano (2009) and his Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble (2014). Dr. Franklin's international experience includes studies at the Centro Studi Carlo della Giacoma (Italy), the Vianden Music Festival (Luxembourg), and the Institut Francais des Alps (France). His clarinet teachers include Caroline Hartig, Kennen White, Theodore Oien, and Guy Yehuda.


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