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Department of Winds & Percussion

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The Department of Winds and Percussion offers outstanding training to talented players of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Students receive thorough preparation for careers as soloists, chamber musicians, band and orchestra instrumentalists, and teachers.

 

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The Department's exceptional range and depth of programs provide the specialization and breadth of training to meet individual needs and the demands of today's music professions. At Michigan, private study with a major artist-teacher and intensive performance experience are the foundations for developing professional instrumentalists. Students give many public performances in orchestras, bands, and smaller ensembles under the direction of eminent faculty and guest conductors.

 

 

faculty

Nancy Ambrose King (Chair, oboe)

Kwasi Ampene (world performance)

Chad Burrow (clarinet)

William Campbell (trumpet)

Daniel Gilbert (clarinet)

Joseph Gramley (percussion)
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David Lee Jackson (trombone)

Fritz A. Kaenzig (tuba & euphonium)
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Jeffrey Lyman (bassoon)
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Timothy McAllister (saxophone)

Jonathan Ovalle (percussion)
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Amy Porter (flute)
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Tom Sherwood (percussion)

Adam Unsworth (horn)

news

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2018 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

The winners performed violin, percussion, and piano works and will be scheduled to perform with an SMTD orchestra. more

Nicholas Phan (Photo by Balance Photography)
SMTD Alumni Receive 2018 Grammy Nominations

Alumni Ian Eisendrath, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Nicholas Phan and the members of the PRISM Quartet, which includes Prof. Timothy McAllister, are all nominees.  more

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Master class (2015) with Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic (Photo: Chris Lee)
UMS, SMTD and the New York Philharmonic Announce Details for 2017 MICHIGAN Residency

The New York Philharmonic residency will include performances, master classes, lectures, and workshops for SMTD students, including a side-by-side chamber concert. more

21st Century Artist Intern Alice Schmitz, who spent summer 2017 interning for The Knights, a Brooklyn-based orchestra
21st Century Artist Interns: 2017-18

After spending their summers working for top performing arts organizations, four undergraduates help promote their host organization's performances in Ann Arbor.  more

 

events

image for University Philharmonia OrchestraUniversity Philharmonia Orchestra

Wednesday, January 17 - 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium,
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventSenior Recital: Bret Magliola, trumpet

Friday, January 19 - 8:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, McIntosh Theatre
Free - no tickets required
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image for Contemporary Directions EnsembleContemporary Directions Ensemble

Saturday, January 20 - 8:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Hankinson Rehearsal Hall
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventSymphony Band Chamber Winds

Friday, January 26 - 8:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Hankinson Rehearsal Hall
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventGuest Master Class: Daryl Durran, bassoon

Saturday, January 27 - 1:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Room 2058
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventFreshman Horn Studio Recital

Sunday, January 28 - 3:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventUniversity Philharmonia Orchestra

Wednesday, January 31 - 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium,
Free - no tickets required
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image for SMTD Faculty ShowcaseSMTD Faculty Showcase

Thursday, February 1 - 7:30pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventSymphony Band

Friday, February 2 - 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium,
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventConcert Band

Wednesday, February 7 - 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium,
Free - no tickets required
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image for SMTD Faculty ShowcaseSMTD Faculty Showcase

Thursday, February 8 - 7:30pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventContemporary Directions Ensemble

Monday, February 12 - 8:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Hankinson Rehearsal Hall
Free - no tickets required
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image for Guest Recital: Dan Graser, saxophone, and Kathryn Goodson, piano.Guest Recital: Dan Graser, saxophone, and Kathryn Goodson, piano.

Tuesday, February 13 - 8:00pm
Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium
Free - no tickets required
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John Leahy, euphonium, and the Symphony Band
Symphony Band Oboe SectionBassoonists Christian Green, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick SouzaPercussionist Eliza KinneyAmanda Galick, fluteJonathan Ney, TrumpetHenry Stanley, TromboneDan Graser, SaxophoneJose Chan, ClarinetMcLain Pray, TubaUniversity Symphony Orchestra at Hill AuditoriumTim Abbott, contrabassoon, with the Symphony BandLuis Torres, senior Music Education Major in the U-M Horn Studio
"No other school within the university...give[s] you such a sense of community or belonging. We are constantly interacting with each other, bettering each other as we better ourselves...that 'relentless pursuit of excellence' we all desire and strive to achieve."
Scott Copeland, BM Trumpet Performance 2009

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Glen Behring

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