Woodwinds Area

Woodwinds Area Overview

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.

Guest Artist Concert, Boris Allakhverdyan, Clarinet / FREE

January 29, 2020 at 7:30 PM
With Wesley Ferreira and Sergei Vassiliev, Clarinet Clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan is principal clarinet at the Los Angeles Philharmonic; former positions include principal of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York and associate principal of the Kansas City Symphony. His playing has been described as "miraculous," "superlative," and "elegant and lyrical" by the New York Classical [...]

Guest Artist Concert, Mindy Kauffman, Flute/Piccolo / FREE

February 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Mindy Kaufman joined the New York Philharmonic as flute and solo piccolo in 1979 after receiving a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with James Galway. Ms. Kaufman gives masterclasses around the world, and has taught at Columbia University, Mannes Prep, and Juilliard Pre-College. She’s recorded with the Metropolis Ensemble, New [...]

Guest Artist Concert, Jackie Glazier, Clarinet / FREE

March 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Hailed for her “robust playing and virtuosic performance,” (San Diego Tribune) and “beautiful and clear tone,” (The Clarinet Magazine) Jackie Glazier is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral clarinetist, pedagogue, and advocate of new music. She is assistant professor of clarinet at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. Ms. Glazier has performed [...]

Woodwinds News

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CSU music professors perform their first concert as a new duo

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—By Emily Kaiser, UCA Publicity Intern Colorado State University music professors Michelle Stanley and Jeff LaQuatra, also known as the Quatra Duo, are debuting two new pieces at their upcoming Virtuosos Series Concert, Something New: Music for Flute – Stanley on flute, LaQuatra on guitar. The performance takes place on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 […]

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University Symphony Orchestra Celebrates The 10th Anniversary of the UCA

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Special guests include Bernard Scully, former horn player for The Canadian Brass The School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University presents the fall University Symphony Orchestra Concert, conducted by Maestro Wes Kenney. The performance is taking place on Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the University Center […]

International Horn Symposium program

A Run-Out to Brazil

Well, this trip unexpectedly turned into quite the adventure! Clarinet Professor Wesley Ferreira and I left Colorado on Sunday, June 25, to head to Natal, Brazil for the 2017 International Horn Symposium, held at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). This is the largest single French horn event in the entire world […]