Washington S. McClain
Washington McClain obtained his Bachelor Degree from the Northeast Louisiana University. He then completed his Master’s Degree in oboe at Northwestern University in Illinois. His marked interest for ancient music on period instruments has never wavered. He was the first woodwind player performing on period instrument to be featured in the specialized publication Windplayer Magazine. He has performed with several North American baroque ensembles: in Toronto, he has been heard with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and the Aradia Ensemble; in Vancouver, has has performed with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and in Montreal, with Ensemble Arion, the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, Harpsichord in Concert and Les Idées heureuses.