Publication Date




Embargo Period


Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)


Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense


First Committee Member

Margaret Flavin

Second Committee Member

Gabriel Beavers

Third Committee Member

Gary Lindsay

Fourth Committee Member

Dale Underwood


Multiple woodwind performers are highly skilled musicians playing multiple instruments in a variety of roles. Playing in a wide range of styles on multiple instruments in reduced orchestrations requires a heightened level of versatility and flexibility on behalf of the performer. This study will focus on the low reed specialist within these confines. Necessary information from standard and non-standard pedagogical resources will be identified and expanded upon to develop a method for the advanced low reed specialist. Standard and non-standard approaches to air, embouchure, voicing, and articulation will be addressed. The goal of this study is to provide a pedagogical resource to assist in the development of versatility and flexibility through the use of individual exercises, chamber settings, and ensemble settings. These goals will be achieved through a series of etudes at varying levels of orchestration from one instrument, to 4-6 instruments, to small Broadway-style orchestras.


Multiple Woodwinds; Woodwind Doubling; Baritone Saxophone; Bassoon; Bass Clarinet; Low Reed

Available for download on Saturday, April 18, 2020