Wind & Jazz Studies

The Wind & Jazz Studies Program offers talented student musicians a comprehensive music education with specialization in woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. The curriculum provides students with tremendous opportunities to develop themselves as musicians and artists. Students perform alongside their peers in large ensembles and small chamber groups, engage in various master classes, and also have the opportunity to collaborate with students from the Strings & Orchestra Program.

Student Experience

While a standard school music program may put students in contact with a few highly experienced professional musicians, a multitude of diverse and uniquely qualified faculty members in the Wind & Jazz Program offer many perspectives for their students’ music education. Students have the opportunity to learn music theory, history, and specifics about their instrument and its performance. The curriculum allows students to enroll in master classes, work with an inspiring array of high caliber guest artists, and attend festivals and field trips. Students also audition for the program’s various ensembles and participate in a number of unique and exciting performance opportunities.

  • “Being a part of the Instrumental Music Conservatory has had a big impact in deciding my future. My teachers have really pushed me and encouraged me to grow and explore different areas of the music industry. This further increased my desire to pursue music education and inspired me to work harder to achieve my goals.”
    Kalea Bringas - Class of 2019
  • “At this school, I was constantly challenged with opportunities and was even able to fulfill my dream of a bass clarinet solo, something unheard of to me before I came to CSArts-SGV. I also learned how to play two new instruments this year and was a member of five different ensembles that taught me new and different ways of being part of a group.”
    Alyssa Wariner - Class of 2019

Preparing Students for the Future

The Wind & Jazz Program develops its students to be highly motivated and involved members of society. Upon graduation, students are prepared for admission into a university or arts conservatory program in their chosen field. The acquired skills in music are astounding, but the time-management and responsibility that a student learns in the program will transfer to any profession.