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Woodwind Day

Thursday, November 21, 2024

2019 Woodwinds Day

The School of Performing Arts will be hosting SDSU Woodwinds Day for high school woodwind players on Thursday, November 21, 2024, on the campus of South Dakota State University. This day is dedicated to learning about all things woodwind-related. A variety of topics will be discussed including: tone production, scales, All-State Prep and warm ups. Current SDSU music students will be assisting throughout the day and will lead a discussion of opportunities to stay involved with music during college.

The day will also include performances by faculty and students. Everyone will join in the big flute, clarinet or saxophone choir finale! Parts will be sent out in advance so students are able to prepare.

Students grade 9 and up are welcome and they will certainly take away information that will strengthen your band. 

Registration Information will be made available in fall 2024. 


  • Dr. Yiqun Chen, Saxophone, SDSU
  • Dr. Elizabeth Robinson, Flute, SDSU
  • Dr. Michael Walsh, Clarinet, SDSU

Schedule (subject to change)

8:30 a.m. - Registration

9 a.m. - Warmups and fundamentals

9:30 a.m. - All State Prep- scales practice, solo selection, etude and sight-reading (break in between)

11:30 a.m. - Lunch on your own

1 p.m. - Staying Involved in Music with SDSU Students

1:30 p.m. - Ensembles practice

2:45 p.m. - Break

3 p.m. - Final Recital: Faculty, Students and Ensembles