UW-Stevens Point
Woodwind Workshops Day

Saturday, November 12, 2016
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Noel Fine Arts Center

Join us for an exciting day of instrument-specific workshops, woodwind ensembles, and techniques classes. Learn about reed making, tone development, and playing musically with University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point woodwind professors of flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon. You’ll also enjoy hearing performances by UWSP music students, and participating in a woodwind concert at the end of the day.

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Saturday, November 12 Schedule

9:00-9:30  a.m.


9:30-11:15 a.m.

Instrument-specific workshops and small ensemble rehearsals

11:30-2:00 a.m.

UWSP Student Ensemble Performances

12:15-12:45  p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:45-2:00  p.m.​

Breakout sessions

​2:00-3:30 p.m.

Instrument-specific workshops and small ensemble rehearsals

4:30 p.m.

Woodwind Workshop Day Student Ensembles Concert
(parents invited to attend)

Instrument Workshops


            • Enjoy a day of learning and music making with the members of the UWSP Flute studio.
            • Improve all aspects of your playing, from tone to technique.
            • Receive coaching on your solos and improve your musicianship.


            • Receive coaching on your prepared music.
            • Develop techniques such as vibrato and high note control.
            • Practice reed making and reed fixing.


            • Receive group and individual coaching.
            • Study fundamentals and more advanced techniques.
            • Focus on practicing and playing very musically.


            • Receive coaching on your Solo & Ensemble or audition music.
            • Hone your skills including fingerings, intonation, range expansion, and more. 
            •  Make a bassoon reed and learn reed adjustment techniques.


            • Participate in group classes in all things saxophone.
            • Receive and observe Solo & Ensemble coaching in a class setting.
            • Learn how improvisation can help your musicianship.

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 R

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 Y, or Lot R

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 R
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