Alastair Wright

Alastair W.

Kansas City, KS

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Alastair teaches: Ages 5 and up
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Teaching since: September 2009
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I serve on faculty at the University of Central Missouri as Instructor of Saxophone. I have been teaching all ages and levels of saxophone for 8 years. I hold music performance degrees from the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music (Bachelors), UK, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Masters). I am currently completing my Doctorate in Music Performance at the University of Missouri Kansas City.

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Alastair plays Tomasi's Concerto for Alto Saxophone with the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra


Instructor of Saxophone
Jul 2016 - Present
University of Central Missouri

Visiting Clinician
Jan 2016 - Present
Blue Valley Southwest High School

Weekly saxophone classes developing fundamental technique, musicianship and ensemble competition preparation.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2015 - Present
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Teaching supplemental lessons to undergraduate and graduate students, including open studio classes and chamber music coachings.

Private studio teacher
Sep 2009 - Present

Maintaining a studio of clarinet, saxophone and music theory students from ages 8-39.

Teaching Assistant
Aug 2014 - May 2015
University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Supplemental weekly lessons to high school and undergraduate students, including occasional master classes, chamber music coachings and community outreach.

Visiting Clarinet and Saxophone Teacher
Sep 2012 - Jul 2013
Hallfield School

Maintaining a private studio of clarinet and saxophone students ages 8-11. National exam preparation, performance and competition preparation, chamber music coaching and wind band directing. Aural skills and theory also taught.


Doctor of Music Performance
Aug 2015 - Present
University of Missouri Kansas City
Master of Music Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2015
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Bachelor of Music Performance with Honors
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
Birmingham Conservatoire of Music (United Kingdom)

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music medals Teacher-Assessor
Sep 2012
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Certification in preparation for and assessment of ABRSM music medal exams.

Diploma in Saxophone Performance
Jun 2009
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music


Finalist, Coltman Chamber Music Competition
Jan 2016
Coltman Chamber Music Competition
First and Second Prizes, Enkor International Chamber Music Competition
Jan 2015
Enkor International Chamber Music Competitoin
Winner, North Carolina Music Teachers National Assocation Woodwind Chamber Music Competition
Nov 2014
Winner, UNCSA Concerto Competition
Oct 2014
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winner, North American Saxophone Alliance National Quartet Competition
Mar 2014
North American Saxophone Alliance 2014
4th Prize, solo, 11th International Music Festival of Padova, Italy
Jul 2013
11th International Music Festival of Padova


North American Saxophone Alliance
Sep 2013

The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone. Members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.

2 Reviews on Alastair W.

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Matthew K. May 14, 2016
· Saxophone · In studio Overall, Alastair does a great job teaching. Stay tuned.....
Matthew May 14, 2016
· Saxophone · In studio Alastair has a wealth of experience and knowledge about the saxophone. He's very patient and understanding and only wants you to get better. I hope to be learning under him as well as working with him for years to come.
Alastair Wright
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