Wind & Percussion Department

Director: Noam Buchman

This department offers instruction in woodwind instruments (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, recorder and saxophone), in brass instruments (trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone and tuba) and percussion (timpany, vibraphone, marimba and others).

Advanced students play in the Young Wind Orchestra, and the Young Philharmonic Orchestra, which are of the best in the country. They appear regularly at Ministry of Education events and conferences and their performances have received the highest praise. Additional ensembles include the flute and saxophone ensembles.

Most of our students sit the Ministry of Education matriculation exam, which includes a recital and a research paper, and many continue their studies at the Academy.

A significant number of students attain Outstanding Musician status in the IDF; many others win awards from the America Israel Cultural Foundation.

The department has a variety of instruments available to be lent to beginning students.

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