Woodwinds Area

The woodwinds area at Colorado State University provides talented flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and saxophone students with world-class training in the areas of performance and pedagogy. The woodwind experience at CSU enhances our student's 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.


Study With

Cayla Bellamy

  • Assistant Professor of Music
  • Coordinator of Woodwinds


Peter Sommer

  • Professor of Music
  • Director of the Department of Music


Michelle Stanley

  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Liberal Arts
  • Professor of Music
  • Graduate Flute Professor



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Woodwinds News

Masters alum, Theresa Lansberry, holds new position with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra


Colorado State University music alum, Theresa Soriano Lansberry (nee Bunger, M.M., ’18), was named artist liaison for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in February. The CSO’s mission is to seek and share inspiration and be the most relevant Orchestra in America.. cincinnatisymphony.org

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Dr. Cayla Bellamy releases new album of contemporary works for bassoon


Dr. Cayla Bellamy, CSU’s bassoon professor, has recently released an album titled “American Bassoon Voices, Contemporary Works for Solo Bassoon,” published by Mark Records and available on Apple Music and Spotify. Performing collaborators include CSU faculty pianist, Jooyeon Chang and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony from Iowa conducted by Jason Weinberger. Compositions include “There and Back, […]

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Dr. Cayla Bellamy to perform at international conference


Dr. Cayla Bellamy, CSU’s bassoon professor, has been invited to give a concerto performance and a chamber recital at the 53rd annual International Double Reed Society conference. Dr. Bellamy will be joined by CSU music instructor, Dr. Megan Lanz, on the chamber recital that includes world premieres of commissions for flute and bassoon. For 2024, […]