There are various performance and teaching opportunities available for woodwind students
at the University of Memphis. The University Symphony Orchestra performs concerts
in the fall and spring semesters. Orchestra members play in the pit for University
of Memphis Opera productions and those co-produced with Opera Memphis. The University
Band program consists of the Athletic bands including "The Mighty Sound of the South"
and two pep bands; and three concert ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, the Symphonic
Band, and the Concert Band. Smaller ensembles for woodwinds are the Contemporary Chamber
Players and Collegium Musicum. There are flute ensembles, woodwind quartets and quintets,
a saxophone ensemble, and chamber music groups. Jazz musicians may play in Southern
Comfort, Blue Ascendance as well as in small combos. Student-conducted ensembles perform
actively on and off campus. U of M music students teach locally through the Community
Music School and perform weekly in studio master classes. They are also are members
of Memphis area musical organizations such as the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, the
River City Band, and the Germantown Symphony Orchestra.
Degrees offered in Woodwinds are Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Doctor of
For more information on this area of study, contact area coordinator Robyn Jones at