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Woodwind Chamber Music

Woodwind chamber ensembles can be built for any instrumentation to accommodate the needs of the student desiring to dive deeper into the chamber music genre. Duets, trios, quartets and even quintets of varying instrumentation (including piano) from all time periods provide endless possibilities. All are coached by outstanding Conservatory faculty and opportunities to perform in numerous venues abound.

Woodwind Quintet

The Woodwind Quintet performs standard literature for flute, oboe, clarinet, F horn and bassoon. This very mobile ensemble may be called upon to perform in a variety of settings ranging from on-campus dedications, ceremonies, banquets or special events, to off-campus community activities or local school concerts.

Sample Repertoire

  • Wind Quintet, Op. 88 No. 2 by Anton Reicha
  • Wind Quintet, Op. 79 by August Klughardt
  • La cheminĂ©e du roi RenĂ©, Op. 205 by Darius Milhaud
  • Summer Music, Op. 31 by Samuel Barber
  • Quintet for Wind Instruments, Op. 52 by Theodor Blumer
  • Wind Quintet by Paul Taffanel
  • Wind Quintet, Op. 43 by Carl Nielsen
  • Quintet for Winds Nos. 1-4 by David Maslanka
  • Quintet for Winds by John Harbison

How to Audition

Every student interested in performing with this ensemble must audition. Auditions will take place either the week before, or the first week of classes. A sign-up sheet of audition times will be posted on Professor Feller's office door, Room 114 in Crowell Hall.

Please be ready to perform two pieces of contrasting styles, one lyrical and one technical demonstrating both ends of your abilities. Two movements of solo literature from a concerto, sonata, or substantial piece is preferred. If this is not available, two contrasting etudes will suffice. Scales may be asked for as well.