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Woodwind Faculty at the KU School of Music are Internationally Known Master Teachers, Performers, & Recording Artists

Our woodwind professors perform in orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and as soloists to great critical acclaim in prestigious venues throughout the world. They produce solo and chamber music recordings that enjoy international distribution and receive grants to record and commission new works from distinguished agencies including the Fulbright Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Our students have gone on to important teaching and performance careers across the globe, reflecting our emphasis on excellence.

Enrollment in private lessons is open to all university students regardless of their major. 


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.