The Woodwind Area at The University of New Mexico is known for recruiting talented student musicians of the highest standard. Students come from across the United States. Scholarship and admission auditions are held every Spring semester.The artist woodwind faculty provide individualized instruction to prepare students for professional ensembles, symphony orchestras, military service bands, public and higher education or graduate education at conservatories or schools of music. The faculty are both performance- and music education-oriented with similar and successful methodologies and philosophies.
Students participate in studio classes and recitals, guest artist master classes, lectures and recitals, chamber music recitals and large ensembles. Courses include private applied lessons. chamber music coaching and instrumental pedagogy and repertoire. There are approximately 60 woodwind majors. Traditional events include the two-evening Clarinet Marathon, Saxophone Fiesta and Woodwind Night performances every semester. The New Mexico Winds Woodwind Quintet Invitational is held every Spring semester.
applied music instruction
Applied Music is the term for studio instruction in a particular instrument or voice, or in conducting or composition. Lessons in these areas are available under course numbers with the prefix APMS. These are available to non-music majors by audition, subject to available studio space and department resources; priority is given to music majors and minors. Enrollment in Applied Music requires instructor permission; before enrolling, you must contact the instructor and perform an audition if necessary.
Please refer to your degree plan to find which course numbers are appropriate for you. Consult with the applied instructor for advisement on appropriate level. Lessons are scheduled with the instructor on an arranged basis. For information on what course number you should enroll in for Applied Music, click: Explanation of Applied Music Course Numbers (PDF, 84KB).