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Schulich School of Music - Woodwind Area

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Woodwind majors at McGill benefit from a complete and carefully structured curriculum. Faculty includes most of the principals of the brilliant Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and other internationally acclaimed artists. First-rate ensemble experience in the Orchestral Training Program includes performing opportunities with the McGill Symphony Orchestra, Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the Wind Symphony. Smaller ensembles such as wind quintets, saxophone ensembles, and other chamber music groups complete a thorough ensemble program intended to prepare students for professional careers.

In addition to private lessons, weekly Woodwind Seminar, and guest master classes, woodwind majors also receive instruction in orchestral repertoire classes, providing the invaluable experience and knowledge of the symphonic repertoire that allow McGill graduates to consistently win major awards and scholarships as well as important auditions for the best orchestras in Canada, the USA, and abroad.


Woodwind Area Chair:
Jacqueline Leclair

Flute:
Denis Bluteau
Carolyn Christie, B.Mus.(McG.)
Danièle Bourget
Heather Howes, B.Mus., M.Mus.(McG.)
Timothy Hutchins, Dip. L.G.S.M.(Guildhall), B.A. Hons. Mus.(Dal.)
Abe Kestenberg
Cindy Shuter, B.Mus.(Tor.)

Oboe:
Theodore Baskin, B.Mus.(Curtis), M.Mus.(Auckland)
nuoboe [at] gmail [dot] com (Jacqueline Leclair)
Normand Forget

Clarinet:
Simon Aldrich
Robert Crowley, B.Mus.(Eastman), M.Mus.(Cleveland)
Alain Desgagné, Premier Prix (Conservatoire du Quebec), M.Mus. (Northwestern), Performance Certificate (Northwestern)
Michael Dumouchel, B.Mus.(Eastman)
Abe Kestenberg

Bassoon:
Stéphane Lévesque, Premier Prix(Conservatoire de Montréal) M.Mus.(Yale)
Martin Mangrum

Saxophone:
Peter Freeman, L.Mus., B.Mus., M.Mus.(McG.)
Abe Kestenberg