Furman Woodwind Symposium

Saturday, December 4, 2021

The aim of the Furman Woodwind Symposium is to meet students at their current ability level and to help them grow in both breadth and depth in their knowledge and abilities as developing musicians.

The event is open to all middle and high school flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone students. Including faculty from the Furman Music Department, this event features all things woodwind!  You will be able to connect and interact with teachers, Furman students, and other woodwind players from near and far.

Activities include: instrument-specific master classes, all-state workshops, ensemble rehearsals, performances from current Furman students, and a performance of your own for friends and family!


All events in the Daniel Music Building (DMB) or McAlister Auditorium (MA)

  • 8:00-8:45 – Registration (DMB – lobby)
  • 8:45-9:00 – Introductory Meeting (DMB recital hall)
  • 9:00-10:15 – Instrument clinics
  • 10:30-11:45 – Ensemble Rehearsal
  • 11:45-12:30 – lunch (provided)
  • 12:30-1:00 -Furman Student Recital (DMB recital hall)
  • 1:10-1:50 – All State Clinic
  • 2:00-3:00 – Poinsett Winds Concert (MA)
  • 3:15-3:45 – Ensemble Rehearsal
  • 4:00-4:30 – Finale Performance for friends and family! (DMB recital hall)


  • $40 Registration (Includes lunch, a snack, and a t-shirt)
  • $5 Early Bird discount if registered before November 1 (use promo code EarlyBird at checkout on Eventbrite)
  • Parents, chaperones, and teachers welcome to observe for free

Symposium Directors

Anastasia Christofakis

Assistant Professor of Music, Clarinet

Sue Samuels

Director of Bands, Music Education Coordinator

Contact Us

Furman University Music Department
(864) 294-2086

Emily Sweezey
Director of Administration and Operations
(864) 294-2118