Saxophone Studio

Alumni

Eastman saxophone alumni are members of elite ensembles, band leaders, Broadway musicians, educators at the K-12 level, as well as professors and administrators in colleges and conservatories across the world.   See below for a partial list.

 


CURRENT COLLEGE SAXOPHONE PROFESSORS


Matthew Amedio, MM ’16 – Houghton College (saxophone, pt)

Shirantha Beddage, DMA ‘07 – Humber College, Toronto (saxophone, theory and improv dept. head)

Myles Boothroyd, MM ’15 – Roberts Wesleyan College (pt)

Cary Brague – Valdosta State University (saxophone, jazz)

Jeremy Brown, MM ‘82 Performance and Literature – University of Calgary, Canada (saxophone, bands)

Greg Carter, MM ‘89 – St. Francis Xavier University, Canada (saxophone, jazz)

John Cipolla, BM ’84 – Western Kentucky University (saxophone and clarinet)

David Demsey , DMA ’89 – William Paterson University (saxophone, co-chair of the jazz dept

Bruce Diehl, BM ‘90 – Amhurst College (saxophone, jazz)

Rick DiMuzio, MM ’89 – Berklee College of Music, (saxophone, ear training)

Chisato Eda-Marling, DMA ‘08 – Nazareth College (pt), (saxophone)

Dannel Espinoza, DMA ’15 – Florida Atlantic University (pt), (saxophone)

Paul Evoskevich, MM ‘80 – College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY (saxophone, jazz)

Ken Foerch, MM ‘90 – Vanguard University of Southern California, (jazz, ensembles, saxophone)

James Flowers, DMA 15′ – Westminster College (pt) (saxophone)

David Glasser , BM ’84, MM ’86 – The New School for Social Research (NYC) pt, (jazz saxophone

Alex Graham – Belmont University, (saxophone, jazz) DMA 2009 Jazz and Contemporary Media

Randall Hall, DMA ‘02 – Augustana College, (saxophone)

Arthur Wallace Halladay DMA ‘07– University of Toronto (pt) (saxophone, chamber music)

Diane Hunger-Zumwalt, DMA ‘14 – State University of New York at Fredonia (pt), (saxophone), Syracuse University (pt), (saxophone)

Patrick Jones , MM ‘98 – Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (saxophone, clarinet and double reeds)

James Kalyn, DMA ‘92 – Mount Allison University New Brunswick, Canada (saxophone, conducting

William Kennedy, MM ‘78 – Florida State University (saxophone, jazz)

Mark Kraszewski , BM ’02, MM ’04, DMA ‘08– University of Rochester (jazz, theory)

Shannon LeClaire – Berklee College of Music (saxophone)

Chien-Kwan Lin, DMA ‘07 – Eastman School of Music (saxophone)

Robert Lockhart, MM ‘80 – California State University at Northridge (pt)(jazz saxophone)

Peter Mills, BM ‘88 – Denison University (saxophone, jazz)

David Milne, DMA ‘00 – University of Wisconsin-River Falls (saxophone, jazz, chair of music department)

Doug O’Connor, DMA ’12 – Towson University (pt), (saxophone)

Miles Osland, MM ‘87 – University of Kentucky (saxophone, director of jazz studies)

Lisa Osland, MM ‘87 – University of Kentucky (saxophone, saxophone ensembles)

Michael Pendowski – Auburn University (saxophone, Director of Jazz Ensemble)

Rick Pfenninger , BM ’79 – University of New Hampshire at Plymouth (saxophone, coordinator jazz studies)

Phil Pierick, DMA ’16 – Wooster College (pt), (saxophone)

Charles Pillow, MM ‘84 – Eastman School of Music (pt) (jazz saxophone)

Matt Pivec , DMA ’06 – Butler University (saxophone, jazz)

David Pope – James Madison University (saxophone, jazz)

Todd Rewoldt, MM ’99, DMA ‘01 – San Diego State University, (saxophone, coordinator woodwinds department)

Bruce Ronkin, BM ‘79 – Northeastern University, (saxophone, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education)

Jamal Rossi, DMA ‘87 – Eastman School of Music, (Executive Associate Dean)

Peter Rothbart, BM ‘79 – Ithaca College, (saxophone, music theory, history and composition)

Bob Sands, BM ‘88 – Musikene San Sebastian, Spain (jazz harmony, big band, saxophone)

Brian Scanlon, BM ’81, MM ‘83 – Pepperdine University (pt) (jazz ensemble, saxophone)

Matt Sintchak, MM ’92, DMA ‘03 – University of Wisconsin at Whitewater (saxophone)

Mark Sterbank BM ‘88 – Charleston Southern University (saxophone, instrumental area coordinator)

François Thèberge, MM ‘89 – Paris Conservatory (saxophone, jazz)

Michael Titlebaum, BM ’91, MM ‘92 – Ithaca College (director of jazz studies)

Rick Van Matre, MM ‘80 – Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (pt) (saxophone, jazz Professor Emeritas)

Katherine Weintraub, DMA ’16 – Florida State University (saxophone)

David Wiffen, MM ‘88 – Wilfrid Laurier University, (saxophone)

Chih-Huan Wu, DMA ‘09 – National University of Tainan (saxophone)

Greg Yasinitsky, DMA ‘95 – Washington State University (Director School of Music, saxophone, jazz)

Michael Zsoldos, BM ‘93 – University of Vermont (pt) and Castleton State College (pt)

 


FORMER OR CURRENT MEMBERS OF NATIONAL “ROAD” BANDS


Count Basie – David Glasser, BM ’84, MM ‘86

Harry Conick, Jr. – Mark Sterbank, BM ‘88

Chick Corea – Bob Sheppard, MM ’77; Steve Kujala, MM ‘77

Kurt Elling – Brad Wheeler

Maynard Ferguson – Nelson Hill, BM ’81; Andrew Weinzler, BM ‘83, Doug Stone

Philip Glass Ensemble – Andrew Sterman, BM ‘80

Woody Herman – Paul McGinley, MM ’79; Robert Lockhart, MM ’80; Charles Pillow MM ‘84

Freddie Hubbard – Bob Sheppard, MM ‘77

Winton Marsalis – Todd Williams

Glenn Miller – Brian Scanlon. BM ‘81, MM ‘83, Doug Cook, BM ’83; David Brown, BM ‘86

Steely Dan – Bob Sheppard, MM ’77; Walt Weiskopf, BM ‘80

Buddy Rich – Walt Weiskopf, BM ’80; Andrew Sterman, BM ’80; Mark Lopeman, BM ’78; Jean-Pierre Zanella, MM ‘82

Lew Tabakin/Toshiko Akiyoshi – Walt Weiskopf, BM ’80; Tom Christensen, BM ‘84, MM ‘86

Tonight Show Band – Brian Scanlon, BM ‘81, MM ’83; Bob Sheppard, MM ‘77

Jeff Tyzik – Brian Scanlon, BM ’81, MM ‘83

Vanguard Monday Night Band – Tom Christensen, BM ’84, MM ‘86

Ben Vareen – Brian Scanlon, BM ‘81, MM ‘83

Phil Woods – Nelson Hill, BM ‘81

 


CURRENT BROADWAY/NEW YORK FREELANCE


Matt Blanchard

Nathan Childers

Tom Christensen, BM ‘84, MM ‘86

Aaron Drake, BM ‘90, MM ‘93

David Glasser, BM ‘84, MM ‘86

Alex Hamlin, BM ‘00

Ben Kono, BM ‘89

Debra Kreisberg, BM ‘91

Lynn Ligammari, BM ‘03, MM ‘07

Paul McGinley, MM ‘79

Charles Pillow, MM ‘84

Ed RosenBerg

Chad Smith MM ‘98

Andrew Sterman BM ‘80

John Winder MM ‘89

Walt Weiskopf BM ‘80

Dan Willis

 


CURRENT LOS ANGELES FREELANCE


Kirsten Edkins, BM ‘05

Robert Hardt, BM ‘94

Robert Lockhart, MM ‘80

Ryan Perez-Daple, BM ‘05

Joel McNeely, MM ‘84

Laura Porter, MM ‘90

Brian Scanlon, BM ‘81, MM ‘83

Bob Sheppard, MM ‘77

Ben Wendel, BM ‘99

Damon Zick, BM ‘97

 


CURRENT PARIS FREELANCE


Martin Fournier, MM ‘81, DMA ‘84

François Thèberge, MM ‘89

 


CURRENT AND FORMER U.S. MILITARY BAND SAXOPHONISTS


President’s Own Marine Band, Washington, D. C.: Rachel Perry, MM ’13; Audrey Cupples (former), BM ‘86; Ken Foerch (former) MM ‘90

U.S. Military Academy Band, West Point, NY: Ryan Fukunaga (former) BM ‘95

Pershing’s Own U.S. Army Band, Washington, D. C.: Matt Evans, DMA ’15; Doug O’Connor, MM ’08; DMA ’12; David Brown, BM ‘86

U.S. Naval Academy Band at Annapolis: Matt Stuver, MM ‘06

U.S. Coast Guard Academy: Richard E. Wyman, BM ’92 (assistant conductor)

 


OTHERS


Recording engineer/producer: Kevin Boutote, BM ‘76, CBS Masterworks

Conductor: Shizuo Z Kuwahara, BM ’98, Symphony Orchestra Augusta