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I've been playing saxophone for 8 years and have gotten pretty good. Now I'm going to college soon and I would really like your help. Does anyone have any idea what the best college in America is for woodwind instruments? Mainly saxophone,clarinet, etc. If anyone has any ideas, plz tell me. Thanks
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Try Eastman School of Music. I think you'll be happy. They have a AWESOME Wind Ensemble.
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Try Eastman School of Music. I think you'll be happy. They have a AWESOME Wind Ensemble.

Thanks for the Advice. I'll check it out.
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My top choices:

~Juilliard
~Berklee
~Oberlin Conservatory
~Florida State
~James Madison University

There's a lot of great music schools in the US. Go into a search for music conservatories in america, and it'll give you this gigantic list of stuff on one of the sites. Just read up on them.

Good luck!!
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My top choices:

~Juilliard
~Berklee
~Oberlin Conservatory
~Florida State
~James Madison University

There's a lot of great music schools in the US. Go into a search for music conservatories in america, and it'll give you this gigantic list of stuff on one of the sites. Just read up on them.

Good luck!!


Just curious, where does Rice University's music school rate these days? I was a science major there back in '91. They built the Shepard School of Music Building around the time that I left.
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Just curious, where does Rice University's music school rate these days? I was a science major there back in '91. They built the Shepard School of Music Building around the time that I left.


I think I've heard of them...they may be in a music college preparation guide I got recently; I dunno though I'll look them up and tell you, though.
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I think I've heard of them...they may be in a music college preparation guide I got recently; I dunno though I'll look them up and tell you, though.


This is the link to the Sheperd School of Music:

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~musi/

But, I'm a little biased towards Rice since I went there Looks like total enrollment in the music school is 300, with 125 undergraduates.
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I think I've heard of them...they may be in a music college preparation guide I got recently; I dunno though I'll look them up and tell you, though.


I just finished reading up on the Shepherd School of Music, and am very impressed. They have jumped up to being one of the most prestigious music schools in the country and have some AWESOME fuculty. The flute professor was principal and secondary flutist for both the Boston Symphony Orchestra AND the Boston Pops Orchestra!!! The trumpet professor looks interesting too. I haven't read up on anyone else, but here's the site if anyone wants to read up on them: Shepherd School of Music
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I have actually been looking at Itaca's School of Music. Their sax department is supposed to be great. Have any of you people ever heard if its any good or not?
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I have actually been looking at Itaca's School of Music. Their sax department is supposed to be great. Have any of you people ever heard if its any good or not?

Never heard of it, but I can look it up for ya and tell you what I think about it. *goes to read up on it*

EDIT: I just read up on Ithaca School of Music. It sounds like it has a decent enough sax teacher. It wouldn't be to great for flute majors, but saxophonists could definately go for it. I didn't read anything else, just the professors though.

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