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.

  • "Although being in the Wind Studies Program is extremely rigorous, playing in such prestigious ensembles allows you to grow exponentially as a musician in a short amount of time.”
    Eve La Puma - OCSA, Class of 2016
  • "I honed in on my leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team. Collaboration and communication are essential for successful ensemble playing."
    Julia Choi - OCSA, Class of 2015

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.