Woodwind and Brass

Woodwind and brass students in all degree programs receive:

  • weekly one-hour private lessons
  • weekly performance class 
  • guest artist master classes
  • ‘Almost a Recital' preparatory class
  • rehearse with collaborative pianists


  • Ensemble options, both large and small
  • Numerous performance opportunities on and off campus
  • Additional research, composition, and conducting opportunities geared specifically toward your level of musicianship, performance level, and interests
Performance Opportunities
Additional Opportunities

In addition to traditional courses and performance opportunities on campus, string students can take advantage of additional experiences facilitated through the woodwind and brass area. These opportunities are offered to students on an individual basis depending on the student's level of musicianship, performance level and interest.

  • Nazareth College Student Chapter of New York Band Directors Association
  • Research opportunities with faculty and students
  • Faculty Chamber Music Ensembles
  • Conducting opportunities
  • Composition opportunities
  • Performance opportunities within the Rochester community
students playing trumpets

Woodwind and brass faculty »