Woodwind students have many opportunities for performance every semester. Each person is required to perform twice a semester in weekly woodwind music hours with written critiques from the faculty plus individual recordings. Attendance is required of each individual studio member. End-of-semester woodwind juries are included in the semester's grade for applied study. Each performance degree requires two recitals: BM, Junior and Senior; MM, two recitals. The BME degree requires one solo recital. Many students are also interested in performing additional "special" recitals that go beyond the degree requirements. Special solo or chamber music performances may be nominated by the woodwind faculty for inclusion in the School of Music Convocations or the Dean's Honor Concert.
Baylor University has a unique chamber program included in the curriculum in which students are rotated into a variety of regularly scheduled faculty coached ensembles. Each ensemble performs on as many as three programs per semester.
The Concerto Competition is held yearly as a performance vehicle for the highly motivated musician. The winner of the competition performs as a soloist with the Baylor Symphony Orchestra or Wind Ensemble.
Woodwind students also have the opportunity to perform for visiting world-class artists and teachers in master classes and clinics. Many of these classes are funded by the Baylor School of Music, the Baylor University Lecturers Committee and the Meadows Foundation, Inc. of Dallas.
Many students compete in national and international competitions and audition for summer festivals and master classes. Their success rate has been outstanding.
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