Welcome to the University of Idaho's Saxophone Studio!

 

The saxophone studio at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho is a collaborative community of enthusiastic students. Each student explores their own musical path, focused in music education, performance, composition or music business; but they all come together to share the study of the saxophone.

 

Members of the saxophone studio meet at least three times weekly – twice weekly for a fundamentals class and once for a studio performance class. In the studio performance class, students perform pieces that they are working on in their lessons for peer feedback.

 

 

 

 


 

Student Achievements

 

While studying at the Lionel Hampton School of Music, saxophonists are accomplishing great things:

 

  • Silver Saxophone Quartet – 2012 North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition Semi-Finalist in Tempe, AZ

  • Jasmine Hankey – 2011 University of Idaho Concerto Competition Winner

  • Arthur Sagami – 2014 University of Idaho Concerto Competition Winner

  • Arthur Sagami – 2014 MusicFest NW Young Artist Competition Winner (performance with the Spokane Symphony)

 

Many saxophonists graduating from the Lionel Hampton School of Music continue their study at universities throughout the country:

 

  • Erik Blume – Masters of Music from the University of Missouri, Kansas City

  • Sarah Dramstad – Masters Candidate in Music Education, University of Montana

  • Chris Leslie – Masters Candidate in Music Performance, University of New Mexico

  • Kyle Thomas – Masters Candidate in Music Education, Indiana State University

 

Saxophonists graduating from the Lionel Hampton School of Music enjoy a wide range of musical opportunities. A few examples include:

 

  • T.J. Eriksen – Band Director, Eagle High School, Eagle, ID

  • Casey Emerson – Band Director, Highland High School, Pocatello, ID

  • Lee Hollingsworth – Musician, Princess Cruise Lines

  • Patrick McCulley – Freelance Musician, Portland, OR

Saxophone Club

 

The saxophone studio started the “saxophone club” as a fundraising group to support travel to conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance. Living up to its name, the saxophone club has focused on fundraising activities associated with the saxophone. You will find them working on their annual Saxophone College designed by club members to educate middle and high school students in a one day workshop, or performing at the weekly farmer’s market in town.