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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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Eric Schweikert (percussion)

Adam Unsworth (horn)

news

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

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Regents appoint Melody Racine as interim dean of SMTD

Melody Racine, senior associate dean for academic, faculty, and student affairs at SMTD will step in as interim dean of the school, effective Aug. 16. more

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U-M Concert Band to Perform at North Central Division Conference

The U-M Concert Band has been invited to perform at the North Central Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association.  more

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$100,000 M-Prize awarded to Russian Renaissance from Moscow

After two days of semifinals and finals concerts, Russian Renaissance, the Senior Laureate in the "open" category, was named the grand prize winner at the second annual chamber arts competition hosted by SMTD.  more

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Congratulations to oboist Andreas Oeste (MM '16, current DMA) on taking third place at the 4th International Barbirolli Oboe Competition held at the Erin Arts Centre on the Isle of Man.

 

events

image for Octubafest Guest Recital: Richard Perry, tuba Octubafest Guest Recital: Richard Perry, tuba

Wednesday, October 18 - 7:30pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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October 19 & 24
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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image for University Philharmonia OrchestraUniversity Philharmonia Orchestra

Thursday, October 19 - 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium
Free - no tickets required
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Friday, October 20 - 4:30pm
Stearns Building, Cady Room
Free - no tickets required
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Saturday, October 21 - 2:00pm
Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventSenior Recital: Emily Rebecca Kirven, oboe

Saturday, October 21 - 5:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, McIntosh Theatre
Free - no tickets required
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Sunday, October 22 - 4:00pm
Hill Auditorium
Reserved seating $18/$12/$8/$5
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Sunday, October 22 - 7:00pm
Museum of Art
Free - no tickets required
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image for Sally Fleming Masterclass Series: Kristy Morrell, hornSally Fleming Masterclass Series: Kristy Morrell, horn

Monday, October 23 - 4:40pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall
Free - no tickets required
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Friday, October 27 - 6:00pm
Hill Auditorium
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventSophomore Horn Studio Recital

Friday, October 27 - 8:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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Sunday, October 29 - 4:30pm
Hill Auditorium
Reserved seating $12/$8
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SMTD logo for eventUniversity and Campus Bands

Sunday, November 5 - 3:00pm
Hill Auditorium
Free - no tickets required

SMTD logo for eventTrombone Ensemble with Guest Soloist, Joseph Alessi, trombone

Sunday, November 5 - 7:00pm
Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventCampus Philharmonia Orchestra & Campus Symphony Orchestra

Monday, November 6 - 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventWind Chamber Music Recital

Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Dec. 9
Earl V. Moore Building, McIntosh Theatre
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventContemporary Directions Ensemble

Friday, November 10 - 8:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Hankinson Rehearsal Hall
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventMichigan Youth Symphonic Band and Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra

Monday, November 13 - 7:00pm
Hill Auditorium
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventGuest Recital/Workshop: Kaoru Watanabe, taiko drum and shinobue flutes

Wednesday, November 15 - 4:45pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Hankinson Rehearsal Hall
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventSaxophone Studio Recital

Wednesday, November 15 - 7:30pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventUniversity Symphony Orchestra and University Philharmonia Orchestra

Wednesday, November 15 - 8:00pm
Hill 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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