The Woodwind Program

The woodwind program accepts a select number of students, providing an intimate environment in which every student is recognized and encouraged. Faculty members in the program are top musicians deeply steeped in the great traditions of chamber music performance, as well as solo and orchestral performance. They offer their students a deeper musical perspective than is usually found in traditional woodwind training. The curriculum includes regular lessons, studio classes, chamber music, wind performance class, and orchestra. Woodwind students enjoy a rich and varied musical experience through these and other performance opportunities, including the Contemporary Ensemble, Camerata, and concerts at the Neuberger Museum of Art.


Woodwind Faculty and Visiting Affiliate Artists
Monica Ellis, MM, The Juilliard School (bassoon)
Cynde Iverson, MM, The Juilliard School (bassoon)
Ayako Oshima Neidich, BM, Toho School of Music, Tokyo (clarinet)
Tara O’Connor, DMA, State University of New York, Stony Brook (flute)
James Austin Smith, MM, Yale University (oboe)

For more information:
Conservatory of Music Faculty & Visiting Affiliate Artists


For additional information and updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/Arts/Music/Woodwinds/.

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