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GRAMMY Award Winning Recording Artist, Composer, Performer and Teacher    


Fall is HERE.  Changes are in the Air!  New Colors are Emerging.

I just became a Grandmother in August and am so excited to have come into a new phase of mothering!  Welcome Liam!

On September 22 and 23, I am excited to be performing with my dear friend and wonderful singer/songwriter Lydia McCauley at two sold-out performances in Bellingham!  Hopefully there will be more in the near future!  I love her songs so much!

I am so happy to announce the release of a new project entitled Confluence - an independently produced CD comprised of the Confluence Trio -  David Michael (Celtic harp), Benjy Wertheimer (tabla and esraj) and myself ( oboe, English horn, double alto and tenor ocarinas and Native flute ).  The Confluence CD release concerts will be Sat. October 5, 7:30pm in Langley WA and Sunday Oct 6 at 7:00pm in Port Townsend WA  -  

This project has a wonderful unique history.  A generous fan of all three of us and a friend of David's, got in touch with him about the possibility of supporting the creation of a CD.  The three of us had never played together as a trio.  We had no idea how it would blossom into the wonderful collaboration that it did.  Other guests on the CD include Richard Russell (sarod),Sean Frenette (bass), Michael Mandrell (guitar), Mark Eubanks (bassoon) and Steve Gorn (bansuri) .  I would love to hear what you think about it.  It should be available on most of the music platforms.  Please let me know if you have trouble finding it. Here is the link for purchasing a hard copy or download at cdbaby! 

Tingstad & Rumbel have many Holiday Concerts that I will be posting soon! They will be starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving in Snohomish!  

I played on two tracks for a beautiful new project of Philadelphia area composer/pianist Louis deLise called Natural Light. It is a real pleasure to work with him.  Very exquisite music!

This past winter I also completed work on a recording with Salem, MA pianist Ann Sweeten entitled Before Today, Beyond Tomorrow  I performed English horn on several tracks.  A very powerful story of Ann's life and health journey is reflected in her compositions. 

I just finished my tracks for a new project with Linda Yapp.  Her new children's release has yet to be titled. It is a wonderful recording of new and traditional songs. I played tenor ocarina, English horn, oboe, melodica, tin whistle and even a little Native flute! Her songs are so inspiring and fun! I have likened her to a combination of part Mr. Rogers, part Pete Seeger and a bit of magic!!  The amazing Charles Brotman is mixing and performing on the CD as well.  I will let you know when it is out!

If you have questions just email me at    The concert information is listed on the Concerts & Events page here on my website or will be posted there soon. Thanks!

AND in case you would love to support a school performance!!!

SURPRISE & WONDER -- These delightful workshops are a huge hit at elementary schools both public and private as well as community centers and libraries.  If you know a school that you would like this to happen at please let me know.  Perhaps you can help underwrite the costs with friends as that always seems to be the biggest obstacle for schools at this time.

OBOE/ENGLISH HORN/OCARINA & COMPOSITION SESSION WORK -- Would you love to have the sound of my instruments on your next release?  Perhaps you would like to commission an original piece?  I am available for hire and can record at my studio.  It's a great way to get exceptional professional playing or a beautiful new original piece on your recording. 

THANKS for Supporting Live and Recorded Music!  Gratefully,  Nancy