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Woodwinds Resources

Career Paths 

  • Many of our graduates operate full or part-time private studios in a wide variety of communities.
  • FSU graduates hold full-time teaching positions at many colleges and universities around the nation and play in professional chamber ensembles, orchestras, and service bands nationwide.
  • Music Education graduates teach at all levels in public school systems across the country.  This program enjoys a fifty-year history of 100% job placement.

Engaged Learning & Learning Opportunities

  • We host leading performers and pedagogues as guest artists annually. 
  • Each studio holds weekly master classes that further enriches learning the community.
  • The annual Young Artists Competition and Doctoral Concerto Competition offer a high-level competitive opportunity for solo performances with extraordinary FSU orchestras.
  • Students travel to attend, perform, and compete at the National Flute Association, International Clarinet Association, World Saxophone Congress and North America Saxophone Alliance, and the International Double Reed Society. 
  • As part of the learning community graduate students get experience rehearsing and conducting studio and chamber ensembles. 

Knowledge in Practice & How We Serve 

  • Summer Music Camps 
  • Tri-State Music Festival 
  • New Music Festival 
  • Numerous guest artists and clinicians 
  • Societies 
    • International Flute Association
    • International Clarinet Association 
    • World Saxophone Congress  
    • International Double Reed Society 

Graduate Placements

We have an outstanding record of placing our graduates in teaching positions, Symphony Orchestras and Military Bands and graduate programs across the country and around the world.

Undergraduate to Graduate School Placement

The Julliard School · New England Conservatory · Manhattan School of Music · Cleveland Institute of Music · University of Texas at Austin · University of Michigan · San Francisco Conservatory · Northwestern University · Yale University · Southern Methodist University · Baylor University · California Institute of the Arts · University of Iowa ·Conservatory of Music – Luagno, Switzerland

Bands and Symphonies

United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps · Dallas Symphony · Jacksonville Symphony · Milwaukee Symphony · Birmingham Symphony · Greenville (SC) Symphony · Charleston Symphony · New Mexico Symphony · Wheeling (WV) Symphony · Northwest Florida Symphony · Pensacola Symphony · Tallahassee Symphony · Ocala Symphony · Sinaloa (Mexico) Symphony · Sarajevo Philharmonic · Amman Symphony Orchestra (Jordan) · the highly successful reed quintet, Akropolis


Recent Guests

The College of Music and Woodwinds area regularly host leading performers and teachers as guest presenters. Recent guests have included:

Jeanne Baxtressor (Flute, Carnegie Mellon University) · Scott Bell (Oboe, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) · Corrando Giufredi (Clarinet, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana) · George Sakakeeny (Bassoon, Oberlin Conservatory) · Jaren Hinckley (Clarinet, Brigham Young University) · Philharmonic Wind Quintet of New York · Arno Bornkamp (Saxophone, Conservatorium van Amsterdam)