Bachelor of Music in Multiple Wind Instruments

Department of Winds & Percussion

Designed for students who wish to prepare for a professional performance and teaching career on their major instrument and related instruments (i.e. woodwind specialist, brass specialist). Emphasis is placed on performance in both the major and related instruments but with varying electives. Those who wish to teach in elementary or secondary schools should pursue a curriculum within the Department of Music Education. Applicants must show outstanding ability and well-prepared repertoire; piano study is recommended.


The Bachelor of Music in Multiple Wind Instruments requires a minimum of 131 credits: coursework is 75% within SMTD and 25% within the liberal arts. SMTD coursework to include:

  • Private lessons on primary instrument
  • Private lessons on secondary instrument(s)
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Ensemble participation
  • Piano
  • Conducting

Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.

Audition & Interview Dates

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Apply to U-M via the Common Application or Coalition Application (current U-M students should use the Cross-Campus Transfer Application) by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1 for a live audition
    • submit by January 15 for a recorded audition (if allowed by the instrument faculty)
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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