WoodWired to perform at Luther College

A new electroacoustic duo that uses live looping software and electronics and featuring flute and bass clarinet, WoodWired will rock the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2.

The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

All of the music WoodWired performs is arranged or written by the group. The Luther performance features original pieces plus the piece "Libertango" by Astor Piazzolla, arranged by WoodWired.

The duo consists of Hannah Leffler, flute, and Cheyenne Cruz, bass clarinet. In addition to the performance, there will be a workshop Saturday, March 3, for a select group of Luther music students who will receive comments on playing techniques and learn more about the duo's unique style of music.

Leffler, a Miyazawa Emerging Artist, has held flute faculty positions at Luther College, University of Northern Iowa, Northeast Iowa School of Music, the Lutheran Summer Music Academy, Sounds of Summer Institute and numerous high schools and middle schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. She currently resides in Texas, where she is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in flute performance at the University of North Texas and has worked as a teaching fellow. 

Cruz joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2016 and was recently named a Buffet Performing Artist. She holds positions as the second clarinetist for the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra and the Longview Symphony Orchestra. Previously, she taught at the collegiate level as an adjunct clarinet instructor at Stephen F. Austin State University, and was the teaching fellow in chamber music for the University of North Texas in 2015.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with six choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and more than 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 275 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.