Bachelor of Music in Woodwind Performance

Woodwind students at the University of Missouri have an opportunity to study with world-class artist faculty and perform in outstanding ensembles.

Bass clarinet and a flute

Mizzou is a great place if you want to develop the skills to be a professional performer, music educator, or even if you just want to keep playing for fun or further development.  Undergraduate woodwind music majors pursue BM degrees in performance, music education, composition, music theory, or music history, or a BA in music, which provides more flexibility for students wishing to study other academic fields. Nearly all courses, ensembles and studio instruction are open to non-majors. There are opportunities for every level and aspiration of musicians at MU as a major, double-major, minor, or non-major:

  • Individual lessons with actively performing artist-teachers
  • Large ensemble performing with concert bands, orchestra, jazz ensembles, and athletic bands
  • Faculty-directed studio ensembles (flute ensemble, clarinet choir, bassoon ensemble, saxophone ensemble) and small chamber ensembles (woodwind quintet, saxophone quartet, mixed ensembles, jazz combo)
  • Travel to regional, national, and international conferences and performing tours• Master classes and recitals with outstanding visiting guest artists
  • Student recitals and competitions for soloists and chamber ensembles
  • Paid teaching and performing through the Community Music Program and Hire-a-Musician program
  • Career development training through the Entrepreneurship Program with courses, workshops, and internships

Students are awarded undergraduate scholarships based on musical talent and academic achievement. Music scholarships are directed at talented music and music education majors, but a small number of non-major scholarships are awarded to highly talented performers in underrepresented instruments in our ensembles. Scholarship awards are based on a performance audition at a Mizzou Music Day.


Associate Professor, Flute
214 Fine Arts Building
Associate Professor, Saxophone
Woodwind Area Coordinator
258 Fine Arts Building
Associate Teaching Professor, Clarinet
261 Fine Arts Building
265 Fine Arts Building
Professor, Oboe
215 Fine Arts Building