About The Group

A flexible grouping of 3 to 5 woodwinds plus piano enables the Southwest Chamber Winds to offer audiences an exceptionally wide range of music that can be tailored to a variety of venues or types of program. The finest in repertoire, including a number of seldom heard masterworks.

Page Bartz

Page has toured in the U.S. and Orient as principal bassoonist with the Mantovani Orchestra. For five summers she also toured in Austria and Hungary with the Festival Orchestra of the 18th Century. Ms. Bartz has been very active as a chamber musician in the Dallas - Ft. Worth area and since moving to New Mexico.

Carl Fels

Carl toured extensively in the U.S. and Orient as principal oboist with the Mantovani Orchestra. For a number of years he also played with the Symphony of the Americas in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. As a chamber musician, he has perfomed in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, as well as the U.S.

Leah Houpt

Leah has an extremely extensive background as a chamber musician, ranging from accompanying college choirs and instrumental masterclasses to working with soloists and performing with the El Paso Symphony. She also plays harpsichord and organ in Baroque - themed concerts with the Southwest Chamber Winds.

David Ross

David has been a featured performer at music festivals and conferences in Europe (England, Germany, and Switzerland) and in the U.S. He is also in much demand nationally and internationally as a clinician and lecturer. David is principal clarinet of the El Paso Symphony and has appeared often in local chamber music concerts.

Concert Excerpts


-- March 2017

Univ. of Juarez, MX

Baroque Concert

23 April 2017

El Paso, TX

Double Reed Quintet

-- May 2017

El Paso, TX

Bassoon Quartet

13 Aug 2017

El Paso, TX

Double Reed Quintet

24 Sept 2017

Truth or Consequences, NM

Double Reed Quintet

25 Sept 2017

Truth or Consequences, NM

School Concerts

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Contact Us

Address : Southwest Chamber Winds
P.O. Box 188
Las Cruces, NM 88004


Phone : 575-382-5660

For more information or bookings please feel free to contact us.

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