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Timm Wind Quintet


The Timm Wind Quintet enjoys a tradition of nearly half a century of superb music making and wind teaching through its continuing residency at the Louisiana State University School of Music. Individually and collectively hailed as extraordinarily gifted performers, the Timm Wind Quintet also incorporates guest artists, creating concerts with a variety of textures and sounds, from solo repertoire through large ensemble works, from music of the Renaissance to that of our own time. With their broad range of performance and teaching experience, the Timm Wind Quintet is uniquely suited to offer residencies and master classes in a variety of settings on a wide range of topics.

Performing extensively throughout the south and mid-west, recent appearances include university campuses, high-school clinics, and performances at national conferences of professional organizations. The quintet is available for performances, master classes, and residencies. Tape and repertoire lists are available on request.

For more information, contact
Timm Wind Quintet
c/o Darrel Hale
Louisiana State University
School of Music
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Timm Wind Quintet Members

Katherine Kemler flute
Johanna Cox oboe
Deborah Chodacki clarinet
Darrel Hale bassoon
Seth Orgel horn


What became known as the Timm Woodwind Quintet was founded in 1955.  Original members were Everett L. Timm (flute), Paul D. Dirskmeyer (clarinet), John P. Patterson (bassoon), Ralph R. Pottle, Jr., (French horn) and Louis Berdon (oboe).  Other notable early members were Jeanne Timm, Earnie Harrison and Richard Norem.


The Timm Quintet achieved a unity of style and purpose, but more importantly they play with the artistic freedom that comes from confidence in what each other is doing. – The Baton Rouge State-Times

In the case of the Timm Quintet it must be said that there was the deepest friendship among the instruments as there was a rapport among all elements, which at times seemed almost unbelievable to the listeners. – The Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger