Our Mission

The Princeton University Wind Ensemble seeks to provide a place where university members can continue to challenge themselves to higher levels of repertoire, learn from their peers and conductor, and pursue their passion and enjoyment of music while on campus.


Upcoming Events

September 22nd - First rehearsal of the season

Click here for a full schedule.


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2014 Officers

Spring 2014


Nicole Schiavone '15 nschiavo@princeton.edu
Nicole is a sophomore in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department. In addition to playing percussion in the Wind Ensemble, she is a sub-team leader for the Sierra Leone project of Engineers Without Borders and gives campus tours as an Orange Key tour guide. When she isn't yelling at her problem sets, she is cheering avidly and loudly for every Philadelphia sports team. In her free time, Nicole plays piano, reads any book she can get her hands on, and watches How I Met Your Mother.
Vice President
Rory Fitzpatrick'16 roryf@Princeton.EDU
Rory is a member of the Class of 2016 who plays alto (and occasionally soprano) saxophone in the Wind Ensemble. She is a physics major pursuing a certificate in computer science and enjoys taking classes in the classics department as well. When she's not working on problem sets or writing code, Rory is designing for Innovation, listening to music, or has her nose in a book. In her spare time, she loves laughing with friends, modular origami, card games, knitting, drinking tea, and catching up on her favorite TV shows.
Property Manager
Leigh Anne Schriever '16 leighas@Princeton.EDU
Leigh Anne is a sophomore who plays clarinet in the wind ensemble, as she has since her first semester at Princeton. She plans to major in the Woodrow Wilson School with certificates in American Studies and Contemporary European Politics and Society. Outside the classroom she is also the Vice President of SURGE, an environmental group on campus, and her other interests include old movies, all varieties of music, and watching hockey.
Concert Manager
Matt Smith mcs5@princeton.edu
Matt is a sophomore who hails from the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, and is a proud member of the percussion section. He plans to major in mathematics, and in addition to PUWE, is a part of the Rubik's Cube Club, Aikido Club, and the new Percussion Ensemble. And, when he can find the time, he enjoys doing sound designs for various plays on campus. As concert manager, Matt ensures the Wind Ensemble actually has a place to perform their concerts.
Publicity Chair
Danny Zirkel dzirkel@princeton.edu
Danny is a Long Island native and a sophomore in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department. In addition to leading the saxophone section in PUWE, Danny is a cofounder and the current vice president of the Princeton Robotics Club and an active member of PEEK (Princeton Engineering Education for Kids). He will also be a Residential College Advisor in Mathey College next year! What little free time he has is spent watching TV or relaxing with friends.
Event Manager
Aaron Schwartz aaronms@princeton.edu
Aaron is a tenor sax player and Electrical Engineering major from Long Island, New York. When not jamming to Bohemian Rhapsody with the other saxes in the Wind Ensemble or learning new jazz standards from the Real Book, he can be found working with Engineers Without Borders and Music is Medicine. Out of school, Aaron enjoys hiking and mountain biking, where many of his adventures end with him getting lost in the woods and yodeling for help.
Frank Jiang ffjiang@princeton.EDU
Frank is a freshman clarinetist who took on the foolhardy challenge of revamping this website. He is determined to succeed, be it at the cost of his academics, social life or even sanity. But actually, Frank loves tech and the mixture of creative power and logical acuity that underpins programming. He is a prospective ORFE/COS major and is struggling not to sell his soul to the devil. In his spare time, he loves to read everything from Virgil to Rousseau to Alistair Reynolds (Revelation space is mind-blowing!), whilst enjoying some Grieg or Gershwin in the background.
Social Chair
Luyu Cheng luyuc@princeton.EDU
Coming from China, Luyu is a member of Class of 2016 who plays the trombone since his first semester at Princeton. He is a math major who plans for certificate in applications of computing and German language and culture. Outside classes, he enjoys reading, playing the accordion (an instrument he has been playing since 6 year old, unfortunately not used in Wind Ensemble), listening to classical music and running.
Historian and Alumni Chair
Julia Langer jlanger@princeton.EDU
Julia is currently a sophomore from NYC, planning on majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She is in her tenth year of playing flute and loves studying music theory. In addition to playing in Wind Ensemble, she plays flute in the Princeton University Sinfonia, can often be found doing various things for theater productions on campus, and is also the managing editor for Princeton’s Spoon magazine. Julia loves food, fun, books, music, walking, cats, and dancing around in her chair during Wind Ensemble rehearsals.
Member at Large
Quan Zhou '15 quanzhou@princeton.edu
Quan Zhou is an alto saxophone player from the bustling suburbs of Long Island. Like many other sophomore undergraduates in MAE, he spends most of his time foiling his schedule's attempts to kill him.  In the coveted lulls between problem sets and his job at the Rocky Dining Hall, Quan enjoys working out at the gym, watching the Big Bang Theory, and crashing with his friends in some good 'ol fashion video gaming.  Quan has recently completed his OA leader training, enjoys playing 2 truths and a lie, and loves long walks on the beach in the blazing sunset.