woodwindUWSP Woodwind Workshops Day 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.  Noel Fine Arts Center - UW-Stevens Point

Join us for an exciting day of master classes, woodwind ensembles, techniques classes, and reed making.  The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point woodwind professors will lead workshops for oboe, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon.

Coaching of solos, etudes, and music for small ensembles will be available, along with reed making and other techniques classes. Please bring your instrument, music you are currently practicing, and any reed tools you might have.

The fee for the event is $30 per person ($35 after February 4) and includes lunch and a t-shirt. Please register on-line or mail in a printed registration form prior to February 4.  All events will occur in the Noel Fine Arts Center on the UWSP campus.

Register on line today! 

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Students auditioning for WSMA Honors ensembles that day are encouraged to attend Woodwind Workshops around their audition schedule.

Saturday, February 13th Schedule

9:00 - 9:30  a.m.


9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Ensemble rehearsals

10:30 - 12:00 a.m.

Instrument-Specific Workshops

12:15 - 1:00   p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 2:00  p.m.​

Faculty performance and All-Woodwind Workshops

​2:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Instrument-Specific Workshops

4:30 p.m.

Student Ensembles Concert (parents invited to attend)

Instrument classes

All Things Oboe (and English Horn)
            • Receive coaching on your prepared music
            • Develop techniques such as vibrato and high note control
            • Practice reed making and reed fixing
            • Perform in an oboe ensemble
Clarinet Coaching Day
            • Receive group and individual coaching
            • Play in a large clarinet choir
            • Study fundamentals and more advanced techniques
            • Focus on practicing and playing very musically
Better Your Bassooning
            • Receive coaching on your Solo & Ensemble or audition music
            • Hone your bassoon performance skills including fingerings, intonation, range expansion, and more
            • Make a bassoon reed and learn read adjustment techniques
            • Play in an ensemble with other bassoonists
Saxophone Sessions
            • Participate in group classes in all things saxophone
            • Receive and observe solo and ensemble coaching in a class setting
            • Learn how improvisation can help your musicianship
            • Perform in a saxophone choir
For Flutists -
Wisconsin Flute Festival 2016 will be offered this year in place of Woodwind Workshops Day
It will be held Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at UW-Stevens Point
Visit www.uwsp.edu/music/wff for more information or email wiflutefestival@gmail.com with questions

About the Faculty

Dr. Tara Schwab (flute) performs as principal flutist with the Central Wisconsin Symphony and tours internationally with her flute and guitar duo, Duo Amantis.  This year Dr. Schwab will be hosting the annual Wisconsin Flute Festival at UWSP on Saturday, March 5, 2016.
Prof. Stacey Berk (oboe) performs as principal oboist with the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra.  In addition to leading the oboe studio at UWSP, she enjoys teaching a variety of music courses.  She is also an active composer and her humorouse double reed ensembles are played throughout the US and abroad.
Dr. Andrea Splittberger-Rosen (clarinet) is an experienced teacher of clarinetists of all ages and levels. She has been Artist/Teacher of Clarinet at UWSP since 1984 and holds degrees from Eastman School of Music and Michigan State University. She performs regularly as a solo and chamber music recitalist playing an array of clarinets, including a 6-key Classical Period replica.
Prof. David Hastings (saxophone) equally at home with classical as well as jazz saxophone performs frequently in variety of settings ranging from the Voyageur Saxophone Quartet to the solo stage to his newly founded jazz series at the Scarabocchio Art Museum.
Dr. Patricia Holland (bassoon) performs as principal bassoonist with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and with various summer music festivals. She has contributed many concerto performances and has given recitals and master classes throughout the U.S.  In addition to teaching, Dr. Holland currently serves as Chair of the UWSP Department of Music.


Highway 66 from the West:

  • Follow Highway 66 east (Clark Street) through four traffic lights
  • Proceed one more block from the Division Street intersection (Business Hwy 51) to Phillips St.
  • Turn left on Phillips Street
  • Park in Lot Q, or north end of lot P

Interstate 39 from the East/North/South:

  • Take the Business Hwy 51 Exit from I-39 (Exit #161)
  • Follow Business Hwy 51(Division St.) through 3 traffic lights
  • Turn left on Portage Street
  • Park in Lot Q, or north end of lot P

Highway 66 from the East:

  • Follow Highway 66 west (Main Street) through seven traffic lights
  • Proceed four more blocks from the Michigan Avenue intersection to Phillips Street
  • Turn right on Phillips Street
  • Park in Lot Q, or north end of lot P