Welcome to Lynn’s woodwind department. In addition to our world-renowned faculty, the thing that sets Lynn’s woodwind program apart from other conservatories and performance-based institutions is our intimate studio size. All students enrolled at Lynn perform in ensembles from the very first day. Whether you are an incoming freshman, or a second-year graduate student, you will fully participate in all of our ensembles, including orchestra, wind ensemble, woodwind orchestral repertoire class, woodwind chamber ensemble, as well as smaller chamber groups. We have multiple opportunities for individual performance as well; mock auditions, juries, weekly performance forum in front of students and faculty, performance in individual studio classes, as well as combined woodwind studio class. From building a strong musical and technical foundation to taking the finals steps toward winning an audition, Lynn is an extraordinary place to be. 

-Dr. Eric Van der Veer Varner


Highlights in the Woodwind curriculum

  • Lessons and Studio Class with Artist Faculty
  • Woodwind Chamber Music Coaching
  • Orchestral Repertoire Class
  • Weekly Performance Forum
  • Combined Woodwind Studio Class & Performance Forum

  • Lynn Philharmonia Concerts
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Concerto Competition
  • Woodwind Chamber Ensemble
  • Mock Auditions

Recent and upcoming master classes

  • Gabriel Beavers: Professor, University of Miami
  • Jefferson Campbell: Professor, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Martin Kuuskman: International Soloist
  • John Miller: Retired Principal, Minnesota Symphony Orchestra
  • Susan Nelson: Professor, Bowling Green State University
  • Saxton Rose: Professor, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Staci Spring: Professor, Stephen F. Austin University
  • Mark Timmerman: New York City Ballet
Oboe & English Horn
  • Cally Banham: English Horn, St. Louis Symphony
  • Jared Hauser: Professor, Vanderbilt University
  • Nancy Ambrose King: Professor, University of Michigan
  • Igor Leschishin: Principal Oboe of the Kennedy Center National Opera
  • Nora Lewis: Professor, Kansas State University
  • Nermis Mieses: Professor, Bowling Green State University
  • Keisuke Wakao: Associate Principal Oboe, Boston Symphony
  • Phillip O. Paglialonga: Professor, Virginia Tech University
  • Nadine Asin: Faculty, Bard College, Julliard School (Former Piccolo with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)
  • Nestor Torres: Grammy-Award Winning Jazz and Latin Flautist
  • Adam Workman: Flutistry Boston