The woodwind program accepts a select number of students, providing an intimate environment in which every student is recognized and encouraged.

With four world-renowned faculty members, each devoted to their small, individual, and selective studios, the woodwind program presents a balanced curriculum designed to prepare students for careers and lives in music. Opportunities include:

  • orchestral studies and performance
  • opera studies and performance 
  • solo training
  • wind repertoire class
  • intensive chamber music
  • contemporary music  
  • early music
  • composition
  • collaborative opportunities between departments
  • master classes with visiting artists
  • performances with visiting resident ensembles
  • faculty-student collaborations

The small student body in the conservatory gives every individual a wealth of opportunities to perform, explore, and grow. Our students have easy access to practice rooms, Steinway pianos, a vast collection of standard woodwinds, and superb performance spaces (find out more under Facilities).

At the college’s Performing Arts Center, located adjacent to the Music Building, an abundance of international artists perform each year, and our students have access to all of these performances. Through the generosity of the Performing Arts Center and in collaboration with the conservatory, many noted artists give master classes and open rehearsals specifically for our students.