Marianne Gythfeldt, Coordinator
The woodwind area of the Conservatory develops dynamic woodwind players for the global music arena. Woodwind students are prepared for professional music careers in performance and education by offering a wide range of experiences that create leadership skills and musical personality. Each student, undergraduate and graduate, is offered weekly private lessons with expert artist faculty.
Contemporary and experimental performance opportunities go hand-in-hand with traditional studies in solo, chamber ensemble, and orchestral performance. Students participate in innovative courses such as contemporary ensemble, electronic music ensemble, and jazz ensemble that are taught by leading New York City artists. The woodwind area produces students with a comprehensive background in traditional performance who will become leaders in evolving forms of musical expression.