Woodwinds Area

The woodwind area at Colorado State University provides talented flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and saxophone students world-class training in the areas of performance and pedagogy. The woodwind experience at CSU enhances our studentss passion for music by providing a solid foundation for a lifetime of creative activity. The objectives of the curriculum are to develop professional perceptions and skills in the art of music as it is needed by performers, teachers, therapists, and those interested in other possible careers where a high level of music making is maintained. Expectation levels are consistent with those of university study in preparation for a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Master of Music. Areas of concentration within these degree programs include music education, music therapy, music performance, composition, and conducting.

All music majors take a wide variety of courses, including intensive private lessons, music theory, music history, solo and ensemble performance, and conducting. In addition, the programs require courses in other subject areas consistent with a Liberal Arts philosophy, which greatly enhance the students’ adaptability for the future. Our students are very good at their chosen concentration, they are well rounded individuals, and they know how to learn.

Woodwind students at CSU can achieve excellence in the areas of solo, chamber, and ensemble performance through private instruction, weekly and degree recitals, and the opportunity to perform in the University Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensembles and Combos, and Marching Band. The nationally and internationally recognized woodwind faculty at CSU brings a range of talents to share with students, while preparing them to be professional musicians and teachers in the real world.

 

CSU Music On-Demand Fall Showcase

September 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021 at 12:00 AM
Throughout the semester, select CSU Music concerts that were presented in-person and via Livestream will be made available on-demand. Please purchase an on-demand subscription through our ticket site. The following videos are currently available for on-demand viewing. This list will be updated throughout the semester. Brass Area Recital #1 Virtuoso Series Concert — Jooyeon Chang, [...]

Virtuoso Series Concert: Michelle Stanley, Flute

January 24, 2022 at 7:30 PM
This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. Michelle Stanley returns to live performing at CSU with a program designed to offer listeners a variety of music from Bach to Florence Price. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6' [...]

Virtuoso Series Concert: Cayla Bellamy, Bassoon

February 7, 2022 at 7:30 PM
In this program of “Lines and Loops,” Colorado State University bassoon professor Cayla Bellamy, alongside piano faculty Jooyeon Chang and woodwind colleagues Michelle Stanley and Wesley Ferreira, explores repertoire inspired by circles, bends, arcs, and journeys. This recital includes theoretical lines of early unaccompanied Baroque works and moves through programmatic depictions of scientific shapes and [...]

Woodwind News

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2021 All-State Instructional Videos Now Posted

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For a seventh year, the music faculty at Colorado State University brings you All-State Instructional Videos to help prepare your High School student instrumentalists for their upcoming auditions. Dedicated to its land-grant heritage, the music faculty at CSU are committed to promoting music and pedagogy of the highest quality, serving music education through actions that […]

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CSU Welcomes Pablo Hernandez as Instructor of Oboe

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The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Colorado State University is thrilled to announce that Pablo Hernandez will join the faculty this fall as Instructor of Oboe. Mr. Hernandez brings a wealth of playing and teaching experience to CSU. He has served as the principal oboist of the OSPA Symphony Orchestra in Porto Alegre, […]

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Music professor releases album of contemporary clarinet music composed and performed by colleagues

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Colorado State University clarinet professor, Wesley Ferreira, has released an album featuring selections of clarinet music by composer James M. David; Dr. David is the composition professor for the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Contemporary Clarinet Music was released on the OClassica European classical music record label. There are a host of Ferreira’s CSU […]