Paradox Wind Quintet



Live Music - A Touch of Class

The Paradox Wind Quintet was formed in June of 2000. With a repertoire that spans the classic Wind Quintet literature, wedding and holiday favorites as well as "pops" selections, and combined playing experience of over 200 years, the Paradox Quintet offers something for every occasion.

Theresa Driscoll - Flute

Theresa's experience on flute and piccolo spans 30 years. She has performed with Iowa All State Band, Loras College instrumental groups, Tri State Wind Symphony, Dubuque Community Orchestra, Timber City Band, local musicals in and around Galena, Illinois and is a member of the Des Moines Community Orchestra performing on flute, piccolo and violin. Theresa has been with the Paradox Quintet since 2010.


John Kahrl - Clarinet

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A member of the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble and former music educator, John brings a wealth of artistry and experience to the quintet.


Angela Sass - Oboe

Angela is a graduate of Wartburg College where she played oboe and English horn in the wind ensemble and the Wartburg Community Symphony. Angela is proficient on saxophone as well as oboe and English horn and currently performs with the Des Moines Community Orchestra and the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble

Richard Gordley - Bassoon

Rich is principal bassoonist with the Des Moines Community Orchestra. Mr. Gordley has performed with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, the Macomb Illinois Symphony, the Bloomington- Normal Symphony, Urbandale Community Theater and the Prairie Wind Ensemble. Rich is a former music educator and private teacher.


Cristina Deeds - Horn

Cristina Deeds is a a graduate of Luther College where she earned her B.A. in Music and studied under Ronald Fox. She is currently the principal horn of the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble and  Des Moines Community Orchestra and plays with the Des Moines Metro Concert Band, Fortnightly Wind Quintet, and Timberline Brass Quintet. As a busy freelance artist, Cristina has performed with several Des Moines area high schools, colleges, churches, and as a substitute with the Des Moines Symphony. Cristina previously taught Instrumental Music in Bethany, MO, Dubuque, IA, and West Des Moines, IA. She currently maintains a private horn studio out of her home in West Des Moines, where she resides with her husband and two children.

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