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Students studying in the Woodwinds area have many opportunities to participate in School of Music ensembles, such as Jazz Ensembles, Bands, Orchestra, and more. The School of Music has private studios for the instruction of flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, and bassoon. Students in any of our degree programs can pursue private applied study in one of these studios.

Woodwinds Area

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Wind Ensemble Clarinet Section

Wind Ensemble Clarinet Section

Woodwind students can participate in ensembles that are auditioned and non-auditioned.

Wind Ensemble Bassoon Section

Wind Ensemble Bassoon Section

Woodwind students can perform with large ensembles that include band and orchestra.

Woodwind Chamber Ensemble

Woodwind Chamber Music

Woodwind students can participate in a variety of chamber groups that perform on and off campus.

Front Range Saxophone Quartet

Woodwind soloists and chamber groups can compete in annual competitions, including the Southard Music Competition.

Performance Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to participate in both auditioned and non-auditioned ensembles as woodwind musicians. Learn more about the following performance opportunties for woodwind students:

Jazz Ensembles
Chamber Music

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Faculty & Staff

Andrew Dahlke, School of Music Faculty

Andrew Dahlke

Professor of Music

Tim Gocklin, School of Music Faculty



James Hall, School of Music Faculty

James Hall

Woodwind Area Head, Flute
Professor of Music

Lauren Jacobson, School of Music Faculty

Lauren Jacobson

Associate Professor of Music

Michelle Orman, School of Music Faculty

Michelle Orman

Instructor of Music

Tristan Rennie, School of Music Faculty

Tristan Rennie

Instructor of Music

Jason Shafer, School of Music Faculty

Jason Shafer

Instructor of Music