Music study at UWSP offers specialized instruction in Flute, Oboe,
Clarinet, Saxophone, and Bassoon. Each instrument is taught by full time
professional artists/teachers who are nationally known. The woodwind faculty are
experienced and active performers of the standard solo, chamber music,
orchestral, and band repertoire for their instruments and are also involved in
new music, old music, jazz, improvisation, composition, and any other
music-making opportunities that they can arrange!
UWSP woodwind students receive weekly private lessons and attend weekly
studio classes with their individual teacher and studio peers. They have
numerous performance opportunities on and off campus in large ensembles, jazz
ensembles and combos, musicals, chamber ensembles, and as soloists. Students
also engage in other coursework pertaining directly to their majors, as well as
courses in other University departments that will help them to gain essential
skills for success in life, and to be well-rounded, well-educated graduates of
Audition Information - what to prepare?
Students auditioning for admission to the music major or minor on woodwind
instruments will be asked to play music that showcases their technical abilities
as well as their musical sensitivity. Usually, two contrasting movements, one in
fast tempo, the other slow and expressive, will serve the purpose. Auditioning
students are also asked to play scales and to match pitch vocally and on their
instruments. Accompanists are not required but are appreciated.