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Woodwind

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. 

Studios

Lamont symphony and choir

Bassoon

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

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

Flute

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

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Lamont students performing oboe

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

Saxophone

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. 

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Woodwind Faculty

 
Martin Kuuskmann

Martin Kuuskmann

Assistant Professor Basson / Chamber Music

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Jeremy Reynolds with clarinet

Jeremy Reynolds

Associate Professor

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Julie Duncan Thronton holding a flute

Julie Thornton

Adjunct Faculty

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Ian Wisekal with oboe

Ian Wisekal

Coordinator, Public Relations

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Sarah Mellander Bierhaus holding an oboe

Sarah Bierhaus

Adjunct Faculty

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Art Bouton with saxophone

Art Bouton

Professor

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