The Peabody Conservatory has a distinguished woodwind faculty that includes principal and former principal players of such orchestras as the Baltimore Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, and San Antonio Symphony. Several of the faculty have also performed with the National Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony. They have played as soloists and chamber musicians to critical acclaim, have collaborated with legendary performers and conductors, and have been recorded on major labels. Under their guidance, Peabody students go on to careers as recitalists and soloists and win positions in prestigious orchestras and ensembles all over the world.
Woodwind players at Peabody study and perform music representative of all styles and periods in the following ensemble areas: symphony and opera orchestras; wind ensemble; early music, contemporary and jazz ensembles; and a wide variety of chamber groups and ensembles coached by members of the faculty. Peabody students are engaged as substitutes in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and are also regularly employed by other metropolitan and community orchestras, chamber groups, and choral ensembles. The Baltimore/Washington area is rich in opportunities to hear symphonic, operatic, and choral music of all kinds. The vast cultural resources of Washington, D.C. are easily accessible by car, train, or bus.