The Winds Area of study at CSUN encompasses the classical study of woodwind and brass instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. The Bachelor of Music in Winds is a degree program intended for students planning careers as performers and private studio teachers. It is also designed to prepare students to pursue advanced study in a graduate degree program. The Master of Music in Winds is a degree program intended for advanced studies in performance and pedagogy, as well as preparation for those students intending to pursue the doctoral degree in performance..
Students receive numerous performance opportunities in recitals, large and small ensembles, studio classes, and master classes. Students also receive extensive background in literature, pedagogy, and performance practice through courses offered. Students graduating with this degree will have developed an understanding of the repertory in their major performance area and the ability to perform from a cross-section of that repertory, culminating in their capstone experience which is a one-hour senior recital.
Ensemble opportunities include the Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Music. Students also have the opportunity to perform regularly in pit orchestras for operas and musicals, and to tour with the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra.
For more information, please contact the Winds Area Coordinator, Dr. Lawrence Stoffel, at (818) 677-33160 or email@example.com.
To enter the B.M. program, one must pass an entry audition.
BM requirements: Two selections (such as an etude and a movement from a sonata or concerto) of contrasting classical styles (no jazz or popular). It is strongly suggested that you select your audition materials in consultation with your private teacher or your school band/orchestra teacher, if at all possible. Prepare all major scales. Do not use an accompanist at your audition.
BM JUNIOR TRANSFER STUDENTS requirements: Two selections (such as an etude and a movement from a sonata or concerto) of contrasting classical styles (no jazz or popular). Select your repertoire in consultation with the applied instructor with whom your are presently studying. Be prepared to perform all major and minor scales, and all major and minor scales in thirds/arpeggios. Do not use an accompanist at your audition.