*Charles Wines (Artistic Director)

Charles Wines (shawm, dulcian, recorder, bagpipe) is the artistic director of Forgotten Clefs: A Renaissance Wind Band. In demand as a Renaissance music specialist, Mr. Wines performs extensively with Piffaro: The Renaissance Band. Additionally, Charles has performed on several period woodwind instruments (historical recorder, flute, oboe, and/or bassoon) with Opera Nova: Ensemble for Seventeenth-Century Music, Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Baroque Consortium, and St. Michael’s Baroque Ensemble. In addition to his career in performance and scholarship, Charles is an instrument builder.  He maintains a business selling double reeds for historical instruments, and recently began building Renaissance woodwind instruments. BM University of Missouri, Kansas City (oboe), MM University of Central Missouri (bassoon), DM Indiana University – Historical Performance Institute (in progress).