I have been truly blessed with so many wonderful people that I consider part of my family. I could not have made it this far without everyone and I feel it is my duty to give back when so much has been shared to me. This collection does not in any way reflect my preferences, but merely a reflection of my life's journey with the people I've had the honor crossing paths with in some shape or form and looking forward to adding more to my story.
Stephen F. Austin State University
Saxophone Studio 2010-2011
Dr. Nathan Nabb
Where it all started...
University of Iowa
Saxophone Studio 2016-2017
Iowa Saxophonists' Workshop
Dr. Kenneth Tse
BRUCE LEE FOUNDATION
"Bruce Lee's philosophies on forward thought and self-exploration has not only made an impact to my musical journey as a saxophonist and educator, but giving me the confidence to better expressive myself through music. I believe in Bruce Lee's passion for education and through this great organization, I can help make an even greater impact to a child's life and give back to the community."
Check out my fundraising page here!
THE YOUNG SAXOPHONISTS' INSTITUTE
"Not only was this a remarkable learning experience for each of our young saxophonist, but being able to be a part of the Young Saxophonists' Institute family was an experience I will never forget."
WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS SUMMER?
SFASU BAND CAMPS
Axe ’em, Jacks!
"Ive had the honor to partake in these camps when I was in middle school and high school and I do not regret my time there. The knowledge gained while attending these camps and the life-long friends I made is a camp I would recommend to anyone!"
BARNARD INSTRUMENT REPAIR
Aaron Barnard is quite the craftsman. Having someone like Aaron work on my saxophones gives me a peace of mind, knowing that as soon as I play I am once again in command.
THE MOANIN' FROGS
"I was able to discover The Moanin' Frogs through my wonderful friend, and current member of this ensemble, Jonathan Hostottle. The Moanin' Frogs are an exceptional group that play an important role in the saxophone community as the group's lineage can be dated back to the American Vaudeville show. What a great joy to listen to such a fine ensemble!"
While seeing the Frogs live is certainly a highly enjoyable experience, listening to their CD allows for a more intimate appreciation of their versatility and musicianship.
The Moanin Frogs is the perfect blend of expertise, charm and entertainment...their skill and programming keep smiling audiences on the edge of their seats...
The Moanin’ Frogs are completely unique—I’ve never seen or heard anything even remotely like these guys. So much fun to watch and listen to, so musical…
CASEY DIERLAM COLLABORATIVE PIANIST
"Ive had the opportunity to work and perform alongside such a fantastic pianist. From rehearsal to rehearsal, is a breathtaking experience that allows me to fully expressive myself and be truly free. Casey's understanding of the performer helps bridge the communicative experience between performer and accompanist that everyone should be able to experience first-hand. Beyond the chaotic and beautiful nature of creating music, Casey Dierlam is a charismatic and genuine human-being."