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Premiere Classical Saxophone Players. Andrew Elliott’s High School Sax Studio. Donald Sinta. Donald Sinta was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 16 th , 1937 It was his father that made Sinta pick up an instrument at age 8, of which he gave Donald the choice of either saxophone or clarinet.

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Premiere Classical Saxophone Players

Andrew Elliott’s

High School Sax Studio


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Donald Sinta

  • Donald Sinta was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 16th, 1937

  • It was his father that made Sinta pick up an instrument at age 8, of which he gave Donald the choice of either saxophone or clarinet.


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Early Saxophone Years

  • Sinta joined the All-City Boys Band in Detroit, at age 9

  • At 12, he played on a public music school program, which was aired on the radio in 1949.

  • He would later study under Larry Teal the Professor of Saxophone and the University of Michigan seen on the left


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Awards

  • Sinta was awarded the Arthur Thurnau Professorship, an award for outstanding instruction at the undergraduate level

  • The award is quite an accomplish and is given to a handful of professors at the University of Michigan each year


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Recordings

  • He can be heard on William Walton’s Facade with the Lincoln Center Chamber Players

  • George Crumb’s Quest with Speculum Musicale of New York City

  • And his recording of American Music for the Saxophone


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Career

  • In 1969 he was the first elected chair of the World Saxophone Congress


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Career-continued

  • He is the director of the All-State Program at Interlochen and the Michigan Youth Ensembles Program

  • He served on the faculties of the Hartt School of Music and Ithaca

  • Currently he teaches at The University of Michigan, where he has been employed since replacing Larry Teal in 1974


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Fred Hemke

  • A Native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin he first studied at Wisconsin State College-Milwaukee where he received a degree in music education in 1953

  • In 1955 he studied under Marcel Mule

  • Finally in 1975 he received a doctoral degree in music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Awards

  • In 1956 Hemke was the first American to receive the Premiere Prix du Saxophone at the Paris Conservatory

  • He has received the Kappa Kappa Psi “Distinguished Service to Music” award


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Recordings and Publications

  • Hemke has been featured in many recordings, his solo works include The American Saxophone, Music for Tenor Saxophone, and Simple Gifts

  • He has also published a book entitled The Early History of the Saxophone, but is probably most know for his reeds


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Career

  • Hemke has been the Professor of Saxophone and Northwestern University since 1962

  • He is also an artist-clinician for the Selmer company, a well know producer of saxophones


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Eugene Rousseau

  • Born in 1932 Eugene is an American Saxophonist who mainly plays the alto and Soprano Saxophones

  • He studied with Marcel Mule at the Paris Conservatory in 1962


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Musical Works Written for Rousseau

  • Partita by Juan Orrego-Salas

  • Sonata for alto saxophone and piano by Jindrich Feld

  • Concerto for saxophones and orchestra by

  • Solo by Bernhard Heiden (which is playing)

  • Fantasia Concertante for alto saxophone and winds by Bernhard Heiden

  • Hear Again in Memory by Frederick Fox

  • Skyscrapings for alto saxophone and piano by Don Freund


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Publications

  • He has written a book entitled Marcel Mule: His Life and the Saxophone

  • He has recorded a video called Steps to Excellence

  • Is most know for his Rousseau mouthpieces


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Career

  • Taught at the University of Indiana for 36 years, where he taught Rich Shanklin the current professor of saxophone at The University of Akron

  • Rousseau is currently the Professor of Saxophone at the University of Minnesota

  • Rousseau is also a consultant for the Yamaha corporation


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References

  • http://en.wikipedia.org

  • The audio Library of Richard L. Shanklin


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