Juilliard Summer Winds

About the Program

Juilliard Summer Winds is a two-week online intensive designed specifically for advanced high school instrumentalists ages 13-18 (who have not yet graduated high school) who play flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, or bassoon. A maximum of 15 students will be selected for enrollment for each instrument.

Juilliard Summer Winds offers students live instruction in orchestral, solo, and chamber music styles, specific to each student’s instrument. Participants experience a challenging range of lessons, master classes, clinics, lectures, rehearsals, and performances led by a faculty of today’s most prominent woodwind and horn teachers and performers. Juilliard Summer Winds exposes students to the many skills, careers, and passions represented by Juilliard’s faculty and graduates and prepares them for success in college auditions and beyond.

Students will:

  • Watch/participate in master classes and clinics given by acclaimed faculty members and guests
  • Receive two private lessons with a Juilliard faculty member
  • Participate in minicourses that go in-depth on specific topics
  • Watch exclusive, live performances online by renowned faculty artists
  • Learn about the Juilliard and college admissions process
  • Learn a TON about music and their instrument
  • Have fun and make lifelong friends!

Daily Schedule:
*All times EST.

10:00 am Daily Warm-up
11:00 am Instrumental masterclass with guest faculty.
1:00 pm Lunch break
1:30 pm All-participant session. (2020 session topics included music analysis, conducting, chamber music, audition techniques, improvisation, managing performance anxiety and more!)
3:00 pm Afternoon lesson block (each student receives two private lessons, one per week)
7:30 pm Group activities. (2020 group activities included Juilliard admissions presentation, group viewings of concerts and operas, Q&A with faculty, and much more!)

For questions regarding the program or admissions, please contact [email protected].

Program Dates & Fees

The 2021 Juilliard Summer Winds takes place over 10 days, Monday through Friday, on June 21-25 and June 28-July 2. Classes begin after 9am EDT and continue through the afternoon, with some evening programming. Online events take place at various times each day with frequent breaks. There are no weekend activities.

  • Students between ages 13 and 18 years old (who have not yet graduated from high school) are eligible to apply.
  • The tuition fee is $1,180 per student and there is a $50 application fee.
  • There is limited financial aid available, and it will be awarded on a need-based adjudication. Applications for financial aid can be completed within the program application online.

Application and Audition Requirements

  • Applications, including recorded audition, are due by 5pm on Friday, April 23.
  • Accepted students will be notified on or before May 14, 2021.
  • Tuition is due in full by June 11, 2021.



Summer Winds Faculty

Core Faculty

2020 Guest Artists

As we continue to schedule guest artists for the 2021 Juilliard Summer Winds program, please view the abbreviated faculty list from 2020 to give an idea of the scope of the guest faculty who participated:

Liam Boisset, oboe, soloist
Claire Chase, flute, International Contemporary Ensemble
Jennifer Christen, oboe, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Julietta Curenton, flute, soloist
Julia DeRosa, oboe, New York City Ballet Orchestra, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra
Alex Fiterstein, clarinet, Peabody Institute
Yehuda Gilad, clarinet, University of Southen California, Thornton School of Music
Melissa Hooper, oboe, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Kinmonth, oboe, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Mitchell Kuhn, oboe, soloist and Florida Orchestra
Alex Laing, clarinet, Phoenix Symphony
Kim Laskowski, bassoon, New York Philharmonic, Juilliard Faculty
Judith LeClair, bassoon, New York Philharmonic, Juilliard Faculty
Jonathon Lipton, horn, former London Symphony Orchestra
Mary Lynch, oboe, Seattle Symphony
Jen Monton, horn, Philadelphia Orchestra, Juilliard Faculty
Frank Morelli, bassoon, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Juilliard Faculty
Marina Piccinini, flute, soloist
Eric Reed, horn, American Brass Quintet, Juilliard Faculty
Ryan Roberts, English horn/oboe, New York Philharmonic
Elizabeth Rowe, flute, Boston Symphony
Nicholas Stovall, oboe, Peabody Institute, National Symphony Orchestra
Titus Underwood, oboe, Nashville Symphony
Pavel Vinnitsky, clarinet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Sarah Willis, horn, Berlin Philharmonic
Tanya Witek, flute, Montclair State University

Audition Repertoire

Introductory Video (all instruments)

Please provide a video introduction (30 - 45 seconds). State your name, age, where you are from, and a brief overview of your background in your instrument.

Bassoon Recordings (3 separate videos)

Accompaniment not required. 

Solo movement of choice, and two contrasting standard orchestral excerpts of choice.

Clarinet Recordings (2 separate videos)

Accompaniment not required.
1) Two contrasting solo works of the applicant’s choosing demonstrating lyrical and technical skill.
2) One orchestral excerpt

Flute Recordings (4 separate videos)

Accompaniment not required.

1) Exposition only of either the Mozart D Major or G Major Flute Concerti
2) One of the following pieces, in its entirety:
(from The "French Book")

  • Prélude et Scherzo (Henri Büsser)
  • Concertino, Op. 107 (Cecile Chaminade)
  • Concertino, Op. 45 (Alphonse DuVernoy)
  • Cantabile et Presto (Georges Enesco)
  • Fantasie, Op. 79 (Fauré)
  • Andante et Scherzo (Louis Ganne)
  • Fantasie, Nocturne at Allegro Scherzando (Philippe Gaubert)
  • Ballade (Périlhou)
  • Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino (Paul Taffanel)

3) Two orchestra excerpts:

  • Mendelssohn Scherzo: Allegro vivace to end (12 m before letter P); tempo: dotted quarter =74-80
  • Beethoven 4th Symphony in BFlat Maj: Mvt 2, Adagio (pick up to Letter E, m. 65 to 72

4) A short musical improvisation created by You! (can include, in addition to your flute, the spoken word, movement, electronics). Not to exceed 1-2 minutes.

Horn Recordings (2 separate videos)

Accompaniment not required.
1) Exposition of any solo piece OR an etude of your choice
2) Two (2) contrasting orchestral excerpts

Oboe (1 video)

Accompaniment not required.
1) Approximately 5 minutes of music, including 2 different selections. Music can be chosen from any solo piece, an etude of Barret or Ferling, or orchestral excerpts