Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
Credit Hours:

123 hrs
Bring your instrument and your talent to one of the best music schools in the nation.
The University of North Texas orchestral woodwinds studio is a thriving, diverse community of performers and educators dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all musical endeavors.

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Why Earn a Multiple Woodwinds Performance Degree?

The Bachelor of Music with a major in performance and a specialization in organ provides students with the tools necessary to develop their technique and musicianship through the study and performance of music from various periods and genres. Our program will familiarize students with various aspects of the performance profession and prepare them for continued study in master’s graduate performance degrees at the highest quality institutions and to help especially gifted students prepare for immediate entry upon graduation into the professional arena as performers and teachers.

We encourage students to investigate an expanded array of professional opportunities in the field of music and prepare students for professional careers in music through student participation in external performances, lectures/master classes and cultural exchanges.

Current and former students have won prizes in major instrumental competitions of every genre, and are appointed to professional positions in orchestras, wind symphonies, and universities/conservatories spanning the world.

Marketable Skills
  • Performance communication
  • Excellent memory capability
  • Command of music computer programs
  • Pattern understanding
  • Improvisation and analytical capabilities

Multiple Woodwinds Performance Degree Highlights

The Music Library supports the College of Music and the UNT community in providing outstanding collections of books about music, music journals, printed music, sound recordings from historic through contemporary formats, and music-related electronic databases.
Our faculty members are dedicated teachers and nationally and internationally known performers who have performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Minnesota Opera Orchestra, Dallas Opera Orchestra and many others.
We're one of the nation's most comprehensive music colleges and offer opportunities to meet some of the world's top music scholars and artists through specialized lectures and events hosted by various divisions in the college.
Being near Dallas and Fort Worth gives students additional performance opportunities including those with the Dallas Bach Society, Texas Camerata, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Opera Orchestra and symphony orchestras in Irving, Plano and Richardson.
Our facilities include the Murchison Performing Arts Center, which houses the Winspear PerformanceHall and the Lyric Theater. Both performance halls, as well as the center's large rehearsal space, have state-of-the-art acoustics.
The College of Music has a rich tradition in music and is attended by talented musicians from all over the world.

What Can You Do With a Multiple Woodwinds Performance Degree?

This major will prepare you for a career as a member of a symphony orchestra, a professional band, and as a soloist or a chamber musician. You can also work as a studio musician for movies and television, become a church musician or teach lessons in a private studio.

Our instrumental performance alumni include:

  • Assistant principal oboist with the Cleveland Orchestra
  • Principal timpanist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Second flutist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Principal cellist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Principal euphoniumist with the United States Marine Band

Other alumni perform with symphony orchestras in Fort Worth, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston and Kansas City, as well as major orchestras on five continents and with all major U.S. military bands.

Multiple Woodwinds Performance Degree Courses You Could Take

Sounds and Cinema(3 hrs)
This course develops critical and analytical approaches to the soundtrack, music’s role in the soundtrack, and the relation of soundtrack and imagetrack (especially relating to music) on small-scale and large-scale (narrative) levels. Previous experience with musical performance (including the ability to read music) is not required or expected.
Form Analysis (3 hrs)
Structural principles of 18th- and 19th-century music determined by analysis of major composers’ works, larger instrumental and vocal forms.
Music History and Literature Since 1750 (3 hrs)
Comprehensive coverage of stylistic developments, genres, and creative figures in Western art music from the Classic period to the present.
Music as Communication (3 hrs)
Introduction to issues of music seen as a form of human communication with emphasis on developing listening skills and critical thinking. Includes discussion of Western and non-Western music based on case studies.

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