Woodwinds and Brass

Performance and curricular offerings include:

  • reed-making classes
  • orchestral repertoire classes for brass and woodwinds
  • marimba and timpani mallet construction
  • chamber music classes for small ensembles
  • emphasis on solo and ensemble performance


Oberlin’s percussion studies program provides individualized, rigorous instruction that emphasizes the development of technique and musicianship through the study of both contemporary solo literature and orchestral repertoire.