Woodwinds Performance

Woodwinds Performance Faculty

Dr. Jon Beebe
Professor of Bassoon
Room 316, Broyhill Music Center
(828) 262-6460
Dr. Alicia Chapman
Assistant Professor of Oboe
Room 110, Broyhill Music Center
(828) 262-4898
Dr. Soo Goh
Dr. Soo Goh
Associate Professor of Clarinet
Room 315 Broyhill Music
(828) 262-6134
Dr. Scott Kallestad
Professor of Saxophone
Wind Area of Coordinator
Room 108, Broyhill Music Center
(828) 262-8025
Dr. Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham
Professor of Flute
Room 208, Broyhill Music Center
(828) 262-6447
Prof. Todd Wright
Professor, Jazz Area Coordinator
Room 418, Broyhill Music Center
(828) 262-4964

Mission Statement

The Master of Music in Performance degree in the Hayes School of Music is based on the pillars of performance, entrepreneurship, scholarship and pedagogy, relevance, and wellness. These fundamental pillars support musicians in developing versatility and leadership for successful and independent performance careers in the 21st century. Close mentorship between the student and the faculty is central to the program, which facilitates exceptional opportunities to excel in the art of music.

Degree Course Requirements

Course Requirements for the Master of Music in Performance Semester Hours Required (minimum): 32 to 35 - varies by concentration - see below.
Required Courses
  • AMU 6xxx: Applied Music (2+2+2+2 = 8)
  • MUS 5018: Applied Area Literature – topics depend on concentration (2)
  • MUS 5120: Music Research for Performers (2)
  • MUS 5130: Seminar in Music History, Culture, and Analysis (4)
  • MUS 5140: Performers Symposium (1+1+1+1 = 4)
  • MUS 5150: Artist Portfolio (1)
  • MUS 5960: Community Engaged Performance (1)
  • MUS 5998: Master of Music in Performance Recital (1)

Performance Concentration (Codes: Flute, 558E; Oboe, 558I; Clarinet, 558D; Bassoon, 558B; Saxophone, 558N)
Semester hours required for the degree (minimum): 32

  • MUS 5100: Performance Ensemble (1+1+1+1=4)
  • MUS 5022: Applied Area Pedagogy (2) 
  • 3 s.h. of music electives chosen in consultation with an advisor

Recital Requirements

  • A recital will be presented while the student is in residence and actively studying the applied major instrument. Difficulty level of the literature performed will be equal to or greater than that of the entrance audition. A jury performance will be given for the woodwind or brass faculty two to four weeks in advance of the scheduled recital.
  • A recital of forty-five to sixty minutes that includes representative works from at least two different musical style periods will be presented. With the approval of the applied teacher, one selection may be for chamber ensemble.

Assistantships and Scholarships