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.


Bassoon Studio Recital / FREE

December 4, 2022 at 4:30 PM
Join the members of the CSU bassoon studio as they perform solo and chamber repertoire featuring all varieties of bassoonist at the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Performers include undergraduate majors in Music Performance, Education and music minors alongside graduate students in Music Performance and CSU Assistant Professor Dr. Cayla Bellamy. Concert programs are [...]

Guest Artist Concert: Jana Starling, Clarinet /FREE

January 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM
LightBreak - Multimedia Concert and Show Like you’ve never seen or heard before, LightBreak is an electronic and multi-media clarinet duo that takes the intrepid path towards intensifying the human experience through the arts. Established by a pair of clarinetists with superlative technique and illuminating creativity, Wesley Ferreira and Jana Starling combine over a decade’s [...]

University Symphony Orchestra at CMEA

January 27, 2023 at 2:00 PM
The University Symphony Orchestra will perform at the annual Colorado Music Educators Association conference at the Broadmoor Hotel in Jan. The ensemble, under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney will perform the following program: Sun Dagger by James David Symphony No. 3, Movements 1 and 3 (Juba.) by Florence Price The Planets: Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter by Gustav [...]

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