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CWU Saxophone Studio

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WELCOME! My name is Dr. Kendra Wheeler and I serve as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Central Washington University. If you are a passionate musician and saxophonist looking to pursue a degree in music, please contact me at kendra.wheeler@cwu.edu. I look forward to connecting with you!

Click here to find out more about the department of music at Central Washington University.
Applied saxophone study at Central Washington University is designed to allow students to develop the highest level of musicianship, creativity, listening and performance skills, and
pedagogical tools. Saxophone students will build their technical facility and develop their artistry in a welcoming and supportive community that embraces collaboration. Through a
diverse array of solo, chamber, and ensemble experiences students will have ample opportunity to refine and hone their performance skills to become the finest musicians.

Within my teaching, I aim to provide students with skills that transfer beyond their instruments and musical education. These skill sets include, but are not limited to mental health awareness, stress management, time management, organizational tools, reasoning, and creative and critical thinking. Moreover, I believe that music can reflect a way of thinking about the world and our experiences. It is important that the students under my care continuously encounter new experiences through the exploration of diverse types of music and scholarship. I aim to affirm each student’s identity by ensuring that they can engage with, see and hear representations of themselves at every level of their study.

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