About the Specialization
Undergraduate students of flute, clarinet, oboe and bassoon hone their skills through major lessons, studio classes, woodwind workshops and performance forums. Intensive ensemble work takes place as part of various chamber groups and conducted large ensembles, including the School’s principal conducted faculty-student group, The Ensemble at CalArts. The repertoire surveys Western classical music from the medieval to the modern, as well as contemporary styles, diverse musical cultures, improvisation, digital technology and interdisciplinary media. The curriculum also includes classes in composition, creative skills and pedagogy, allowing students to build a well-rounded, versatile skill set.
All undergraduate wind players are required to pass a Mid-Residence Recital and a Graduation Jury and Recital in order to obtain the degree.
Detailed curriculum and academic requirements can be found in the online course catalog.
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