Solo, chamber and large ensemble performance opportunities are numerous and varied at the Conservatory offering you the chance to sharpen your skills and develop your musicianship to the highest level. As a Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion student, you will enjoy individualized instruction and coaching from prestigious faculty as well as opportunities to record and tour. Many of our ensembles participate in Music Education Outreach and travel abroad on music mission trips as a part of their Biola experience.
There is something different about Biola students... a kindred spirit... There is a seriousness and a striving for excellence that I love.”
Degrees and Programs
- Commercial Music
Meet the Faculty
Area Coordinator, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion
Director, Symphonic Winds and Brass Ensemble
Director, Jazz Ensemble
My time at Biola prepared me for life as a young composer in more ways than one. My mentors gave me priceless guidance, both artistic and practical, in succeeding as a professional musician. I know I can approach any new project, commission, or collaboration with confidence because of what I learned at the Biola Conservatory.
Composition (Oboe), B.M. '11
Biola gave me so much more than just a degree to enter the field of music education. The courses, communities, and professors at Biola taught me how to truly impact the world for Christ by pursuing my career with the fervor and excellence that is reflective of our Creator. The skills and disciplines I cultivated at Biola are priceless tools that will forever propel my career and desire to seek Christ in all that I do.
Music Education (Flute), B.M. '13
Biola's gifted professors and loving community met me where I was at, helped to foster my growth, and inspired me to become the best musician I could be. Numerous ensembles and performance opportunities provided me with priceless experiences to work with many other musicians in different settings that prepared me for the professional world. After graduation I have been blessed to continue my relationship with the people I met at Biola (both faculty and students) who continually support me and show me what it means to truly trust God with my music career.
Performance (Drums and Percussion), B.M. '14
The opportunities I had at Biola to participate in multiple ensembles and work as a student leader in those ensembles prepared me for coordinating many projects and programs simultaneously. The chance to serve in Romania with the Biola Symphonic Winds was a life changing experience for me that opened the door to my work in Haiti with Matthew 25: Ministries and my current position as a student travel planner.
Music, B.A. '09
The biblical training was invaluable. And the broadness and depth of the Bible curriculum was a lot more valuable than I realized or appreciated at the time. It gave me a grounding in the faith and in issues that I wouldn't have otherwise received. The musical education I received gave me a solid foundation both as a performer and as a teacher. So many places have the technical things in place, but the music lacks the risk-taking and passion that is typical of Biola's ensembles.
Performance (Trumpet) and Music Education, B.M. '89