The Virtual Woodwind Academy was founded by professional musicians and educators Ana Nelson and Amanda Dame in the summer of 2020. Our mission is to bring music and education to students of all ages and backgrounds through masterclasses, summer programs, and courses in jazz and classical genres. Participants have the opportunity to remain connected with and learn from faculty and friends through our studio Facebook group. We are both high-profile artists who received education at the nation’s most prestigious music conservatories, including the Oberlin Conservatory, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Learn more about the current programs we offer here!

“Ana and Amanda have created a virtual academy that offers one of the best all-inclusive woodwind experiences in the country. They are both high-profile performers and educators who are masters of their craft. All serious musicians should SERIOUSLY take advantage of the opportunity to participate in one of these camps.” - Christian Howes, founder of Creative Strings Academy