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Woodwinds

Flute | Oboe | Clarinet | Bassoon | Saxophone


The Division of Woodwinds in the School of Music is comprised of five full-time faculty, all of whom are artist-level performers and teachers of their instruments. Enrollment in private lessons with members of the woodwind faculty is open to all university students regardless of their major. Woodwind graduates have distinguished themselves within the music profession by achieving positions of leadership in colleges, universities, chamber ensembles, bands and orchestras throughout the country.

The Kansas Woodwinds

The Kansas Woodwinds has enjoyed a long association with the School of Music at the University of Kansas. The six members are active as performers, teachers, clinicians, and adjudicators. This group has performed throughout the Midwest and at such events as the College Music Society and MENC national conventions, and the Annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Programs are drawn from the extensive repertoire of works written for the woodwind quintet, as well as various combinations of wind instruments, ranging from duets to sextets and spanning styles from Baroque to contemporary. In addition to its active performance schedule, the Kansas Woodwinds presents workshops and clinics in the public schools. A recent compact disc recording, Kansas Woodwinds, is available through the School of Music.

Auditions

Your audition with the School of Music is crucial. It serves as an application to the School. It is also a contributing factor in scholarship considerations.

An audition is required for acceptance into all music degree programs and scholarship consideration. Information on audition procedures and requirements are found on the KU School of Music Auditions Page. The suggested compositions are indications of musical styles and levels of difficulty for prospective undergraduate student auditions. Compositions of comparable difficulty are acceptable. If you have doubts about substitute pieces, you may contact the appropriate faculty member.


Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually