Virtuoso Alto Saxophone VIRT1006DL
is Professor of Saxophone at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. A native of Knoxville, TN, he holds degrees
from the University of Tennessee, The Juilliard School and the University of
Kentucky. His past teachers have included Douglas Masek and Joe Allard. As a
multiple woodwind artist, he has performed
in a wide variety of professional venues throughtout the South and the
University, he has directed the Marshall University Jazz Ensembles and has
coordinated two jazz festivals each year. He is a founding member of Marshall’s
faculty jazz ensemble Bluetrane.
maintains an active performance schedule in addition to his teaching
responsibilities at Marshall and at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. He is a
bassoonist and saxophonist with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra and has
performed with the Lexington (KY) Philharmonic, the West Virginia Symphony
Orchestra, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the River Cities Symphony
Orchestra and the Ohio Valley Symphony. For the past two years he has performed
as member of America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy’s regional tour.
his Marshall University colleagues Ann Marie Bingham and Steven Hall have
recently re-formed the chamber music ensemble “Triptych”. This group, founded
in the 1980s, performs contemporary music written for saxophone, clarinet and
percussion. “Triptych” was featured on the program for the Biennial National
Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance at Arizona State University.
Triptych’s first CD is due to be released later this year.
traveled to Brazil to perform and teach master classes at Universidade
do Estado de Santa Catarina and the Universidade
Federal de Goiás. The program for this NASA conference reflects the spirit of
the music performed at the 37th Festival de Musica featuring the
music of Eduardo Villani-Cortes.