Welcome to the woodwind department at Lamont. Each instrument has a studio page, where you can find additional information about auditioning on that instrument and the programs available. 


Lamont symphony and choir


Bassoon students at Lamont study with internationally renowned bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann, who has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages and contributed to two Grammy-nominated albums. 

Visit the Bassoon Studio Page
Lamont symphony and choir


Clarinet students have countless performance opportunities in ensembles like symphony orchestra and opera, as well as chamber, world  and contemporary groups. 

Visit the Clarinet Studio Page
Lamont flute students performing


Join a focused, collaborative and encouraging flute studio whose instructors can help you apply your talent with intention and poise. 

Visit the Flute Studio Page
Lamont students performing oboe


Our oboe studio is proud to offer dedicated support and robust performance opportunities across multi-genre ensembles, including orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber groups and the Modern Music ensemble. 

Visit the Oboe Studio Page
saxophone students performing


The saxophone is one of the most versatile instruments in the history of Western music, and students at Lamont have the opportunity to explore a wealth of stylistic and genre traditions. 

Visit the Saxophone Studio Page

Woodwind Faculty

Martin Kuuskmann

Martin Kuuskmann

Associate Professor, Bassoon

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Jeremy Reynolds with clarinet

Jeremy Reynolds

Professor, Clarinet

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Julie Duncan Thronton holding a flute

Julie Thornton

Adjunct Faculty, Flute

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Ian Wisekal with oboe

Ian Wisekal

Adjunct Faculty, Oboe and Public Relations Coordinator

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Sarah Mellander Bierhaus holding an oboe

Sarah Bierhaus

Adjunct Faculty, Oboe

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