"This is the most comprehensive guide to the instruments of the woodwind family yet available for performers, conductors, and teachers. It covers all aspects of performance from classical to jazz, from intonation to reed adjustment, from technique to timbre-its all here. Logically organized, it contains two important sections for each instrument: common technical faults and corrections and common problems, causes, and solutions. A must reference."--Edward P. Asmus, Associate Dean, Frost School of Music at the University of Miami
"This is a marvelous new resource for anyone who teaches or plays woodwind instruments. Performance problems are clearly identified, and accurate, immediate solutions are offered. This is a 'Must Have' book for the most experienced educator to the first-year teacher."--James Kurschner, Director of Bands, Normandale College
Mark C. Ely, Ph.D. is Professor of Music Education and Saxophone at the University of Utah. Dr. Ely holds a Master of Music Degree in saxophone performance from Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. in Music Education from The Ohio State University. He currently teaches courses in music education and wind methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Amy E. Van Deuren holds a J.D. from the S.J. Quinney Law School in Salt Lake City, Utah, a Master's degree in Music Education from the University of Utah, and an undergraduate degree in Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ms. Van Deuren taught high school and middle school instrumental music in the Salt Lake City area and continues to be involved in music and music education as a private teacher and performer. She has presented at state music education conferences and has published several articles in music education and law journals.