Woodwind Day 2021

Akropolis Quintet
January 23, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Virtual - Zoom

The Department of Music hosts Woodwind Day 2021, a free virtual workshop for high school woodwind students featuring warm-ups, master classes, and small-group instruction with UNC Charlotte woodwind faculty and performances and discussions with special guests, flutist Kathleen Nester and the Akropolis Quintet (pictured).

Register here

What you will need: 

  • Warmed-up self: please be alert and ready to participate and wear comfortable clothing.
  • ‚ÄčAssembled instrument: we will do warm-ups together so please have your instrument ready to participate.

What you should know:

  • UNC Charlotte faculty will lead each teaching session.
  • We encourage your cameras on for full participation in our Woodwind Day.
  • Check out the schedule below for more information.


9:45 am    Zoom log in

10:00 am   Welcome and large-group activities

10:30 am    Instrument specific group warm-ups

10:45 am    Student performances with live feedback from UNC Charlotte Faculty* 

*If you are interested in performing, please indicate this on the registration form

11:45 am    Welcome to Campus from Department of Music Chair, Dr. Joe Skillen

12:00 pm    Break for lunch 

1:00 pm    Guest flutist Kathleen Nester presentation / Q&A / Performance

1:30pm    Preparing Better Auditions: UNC Charlotte faculty share their knowledge 

2:00 pm    Akropolis Quintet presentation / Q&A

2:30 pm     Akropolis Quintet performance

3:15 pm    Closing and large-group activities 

3:30 pm     END

UNC Charlotte Woodwind Faculty

Will Campbell, saxophone

Jennifer Dior, flute

Joshua Hood, bassoon

Jessica Lindsey, clarinet

Ben Still, saxophone

Elizabeth Sullivan, oboe