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Each woodwind major has the opportunity for in-depth study on his/her instrument with a specialist who is both a performing artist and an experienced teacher. In addition to solo recital performance opportunities, woodwind students may also participate in a number of large and small ensembles.

Visiting artists in the woodwind area serve to enhance and expand the horizons of JMU woodwind students. The School of Music's Contemporary Music Festival, Flute-Fling, Clarinet Day and Double Reed Day are a just a few of the many annual and regularly scheduled events that attract outstanding, world-class composers and performers to campus. The university's faculty woodwind quintet in residence, The Bluestone Winds, performs on campus and presents performances and master classes in Virginia schools.

Featured Student Performance

Anthony Poehailos and Austin Shoop, clarinets
Chi Nguyen, piano

Flute
Clarinet
Woodwinds Professors and Instructors

Jeanette Zyko

Jeanette Zyko, Oboe
Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Music Admissions
zykojm@jmu.edu
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David Pope

David Pope, Saxophone
Professor, Woodwind Area Coordinator
popedj@jmu.edu
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