School of Music faculty members Michael Henoch, oboe, and Gail Williams, horn, are featured on a recording by the Chicago Chamber Musicians that has been nominated for a Grammy Award. The CD,Chamber Music for Winds and Strings by Mozart (Summit DCD-461), is one of five recordings nominated in the Best Chamber Music Performance category. Henoch performs in the Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Violoncello in F Major, K. 370, and Williams in the Quintet for Violin, Two Violas, Violoncello and Horn in E-flat Major, K. 407. The category winner will be announced on February 11, 2007 during the 49th annual Grammy Awards ceremonies at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Founded in 1986, the Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM) is a society of professional musicians and music devotees dedicated to excellence in the study and performance of chamber music. Established by four artists, CCM now has an ensemble of fifteen, including five Northwestern School of Music Faculty members: Barbara Butler, trumpet, Charles Geyer, trumpet, Michael Henoch, oboe, Michael Mulcahy, trombone, and Gail Williams, horn. The ensemble has performed throughout the United States as well as in Tokyo, Salzburg, Berlin, and Giverny, France.