The saxophone program centers around the principles of inspiring and nurturing musicians’ inherent, spontaneous, and creative nature through the art of saxophone learning.
Masterclasses, private lessons, lectures, and performances weave together major components of the curriculum, which includes: saxophone mechanism and its acoustical aspects from the perspectives of theory and practice, maintaining and adjusting techniques, and methods that aid projected expression; saxophone fundamentals and the essence of having an intimate relationship with the instrument in order to further artistic expression, utilizing techniques such as long tone, articulation, scales, arpeggios, patterns, and working through technical challenges; saxophone repertoire and exploring various genres of solo, chamber, ensemble, and orchestral music; improvisation, composition, and exposure to ways of igniting the innovative mind for music making.
Dr. Wenbo Yin
Saxophonist Dr. Wenbo Yin takes a bold approach in his music making. He is skillful in conveying diverse genres of music, including classical, jazz, contemporary, pop, and beatbox saxophone. Inspired to fully unveil the beauty and mystery of the saxophone, Yin pursued his DMA in Saxophone Performance, Wind Conducting, and Jazz at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).