Texas Early Music
The Wireless Consort
The Wireless Consort Recorder Ensemble
The Wireless Consort Recorder Ensemble is a performing ensemble based in North Texas specializing in music for recorder quartet and quintet. In addition to the vast literature for recorder from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, the group also performs modern music composed for the recorder and arrangements of music from other periods.

All versatile musicians, The Wireless Consort members play a variety of instruments. In a performance, many sizes and styles of recorder are employed.

The Wireless Consort Recorder Ensemble
Jennifer Carpenter, Cornell Kinderknecht, Lee Lattimore, Susan Richter, Sara Funkhouser
The Wireless Consort is affiliated with the American Recorder Society.

The Wireless Consort Performer Biographies

Sara Funkhouser served as principal oboist of the Kansas City Philharmonic. She attended the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools of Music where she studied with Harold Gomberg. She received her DMA in Music History from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She did post-graduate study on Baroque oboe with Ku Ebbinge and recorder with Saskia Coolen. Sara currently lives in Fort Worth. She has performed on Baroque oboe and recorder with the Texas Camerata (Fort Worth), Texas Bach Choir (San Antonio), and Sarabande (Washington, D.C.) and has taught Baroque oboe and recorder at the University of North Texas.

Lee Lattimore performs frequently on historical flutes with Texas Camerata, Orchestra of New Spain, Texas Bach Choir and Wireless Consort and on modern flute with St. Andrew's Trio and Musica Dominica among others. He has taught baroque flute at the University of NorthTexas for the past fourteen years as well as maintaining an active Suzuki flute studio through DALLAS/MUSIC along with extensive private teaching through the Plano Independent School District. He also is an active member of the Historical Flutes Committee of the National Flute Association. Visit Lee Lattimore's website at

Cornell Kinderknecht received a music degree in woodwind performance from Kansas State University where he studied modern oboe, bassoon, and historic woodwinds with Sara Funkhouser. He has studied recorder in workshop and masterclass settings with Han Tol, Joris von Goethe, Saskia Coolen, and Frances Blaker. Cornell pursues his interest in historic and ethnic woodwinds across many musical genres. He has released two solo albums of music for world flutes and his work can be heard on several other artists' recordings. His CDs "Returning Home" and "Nightfall" both earned placement as finalists at the Texas Music Awards. Along with being a performer, he also teaches and is a frequent presenter at music workshops and festivals around the US. Cornell is a member of the Dallas Recorder Society and the Heart of the Cedar Native American Flute Circle. He serves on the board of directors of Earth Rhythms. Visit Cornell Kinderknecht's website at

Susan Richter earned a music education degree from North Texas State University (now UNT) and after a brief foray as a junior high band director, turned to computer science as a way to earn a living -- but music remains her life's interest. She has played recorder in various early music ensembles in Southern California and Central Texas. Susan currently performs both instrumentally and vocally with the Texas Early Music Project in Austin, and is the administrator of the Texas Toot early music workshops. In 2008 Susan was elected to the national Board of the American Recorder Society. Other musical interests include choral and small ensemble singing, playing clarinet and saxophone in pit orchestras, and playing penny whistle duets with her husband, Win Bent. Susan works as a data modeler for the Texas Education Agency.

Jennifer Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Masters degree in musicology with an emphasis in early music performance from the University of North Texas. As a recorder player, she performs as a soloist and in ensembles, including the Wireless Consort, Bach Chamber Players, the UNT Baroque Orchestra and has been a guest artist with the Denton Bach Society and Texas Camerata. Jennifer directed the UNT recorder ensembles from 2002-2008. She also serves on faculty of several early music workshops in TX and CA. Jennifer received a Toulouse Graduate Fellowship to complete her Ph.D. studies in musicology and early music performance at UNT where she currently works as a Teaching Fellow.

Contact The Wireless Consort
Highlights from our April 24, 2005 concert:
Concert information, announcement, and program

Audio clips from the concert
Highlights from our March 28, 2004 concert:
Concert information, announcements, and program

Audio clips from the concert

Photos from the concert
Related Websites:
Texas Camerata

Texas Bach Choir

Dallas Recorder Society

Orchestra of New Spain

Texas Early Music Project

Lee Lattimore's Website

Cornell Kinderknecht's Website

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