Woodwinds

The Woodwind Division of the UCA Music Department is proud to have four full-time faculty members, who hold degrees from the most prestigious music institutions in the U.S. Students who take lessons receive weekly instruction on their instruments to improve their playing skills and musicianship. In addition to lessons, students are provided with ample opportunities in solo, chamber ensemble, and large ensemble settings.

 

Undergraduate students may apply for scholarships at their auditions. Graduate Assistantships are also available in all woodwind areas.

 

FACULTY

Carolyn Brown (flute)

Lorraine Duso (oboe/bassoon)

Kelly Johnson (clarinet)

Jackie Lamar (saxophone)

 

DEGREES OFFERED

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Music Minor

Master of Music in Performance

Master of Music in Music Education

 

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

UCA Chamber Orchestra

Conway Symphony Orchestra

Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Band

Concert Band

Bear Marching Band

Basketball Pep Band (Purple Rage)

Jazz Ensembles

Dixie Band

Flute Choir

Clarinet Choir

Saxophone Ensemble

Saxophone Quartet

Woodwind Quintet

Bassoon Quartet

Mixed Instrumental Ensembles

 

JURY REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT STUDENTS

Students who meet any of the following criteria are required to perform a jury at the end of each semester:

- Music majors and minors*

- Scholarship students**

- Students in a major performing ensemble**

 

* The requirement is waived if a student has performed a major recital during the term.

** The requirement may be waived at the teacher’s discretion.

 

BM PERFORMANCE TRACK AUDITION

Before being officially admitted to Bachelor of Music in Performance program, students are required to perform a twenty-minute jury at the end of their first term (usually the first semester of freshman year). Contact area instructor for specific information.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

- Three scales: to be selected from all major and minor scales.

- Two contrasting movements from any solo work (concerto, sonata, etc.) or standard studies for the particular instrument (no piano accompaniment)

- Sight-reading

 

GRADUATE (PERFORMANCE)

- Three standard orchestral/band excerpts

-  A twenty-minute program that includes at least three works from various musical periods or demonstrates different musical styles

- Sight-reading