Arthur White

Arthur W.

Columbia, MO
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Arthur delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
August 1997

Hello, future student of mine!
I am an experienced jazz musician and educator, with experience performing and teaching in the classical, rock, and pop realms, also. I am also very willing to assist with composition, arranging, entrepreneurship, and other facets of the music business. I LOVE TEACHING!
I am a saxophonist, composer/arranger, woodwind doubler, and rock guitarist/bassist that can teach all of these areas, and then some!
I'm a firm believer that, with hard work, YOU can be a successful musician!
I look forward to hearing from you!


Professional Musician/Composer
Aug 1985 - Present

Touring and recording saxophonist and composer/arranger. ASCAP member, with professional affiliations in JEN, NASA, NAFME, and other respected organizations. Performance credits with numerous internationally revered jazz, pop, and rock artists. Arranger of large jazz ensemble music for some of the top names in jazz, including Randy Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Christian McBride, Meshell Ndegeocello, Peter Erskine, James Carter, Robin Eubanks, and many others.

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Doctor of Musical Arts, Saxophone Performance
Aug 2001 - May 2004
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Master of Music, Jazz Pedagogy
Aug 1997 - May 2000
West Virginia University
Bachelor of Arts, Music
Aug 1988 - May 1997
Emporia State University


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2014

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

National Association for Music Education
Jan 2010

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Jazz Education Network
Jan 2010

JEN was formed in 2008 to help bring together the jazz arts community. It hosts an annual conference with concerts presented by students and professionals, a student jazz festival, workshops, research presentations and an exhibition area with manufacturers, retailers, schools and other jazz related organizations. JEN also offers many educational programs, from an outreach program, to mentoring and scholarships.

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North American Saxophone Alliance
Jan 2004

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.

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College Music Society, The
Jan 2000

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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Photos & Videos

AW w/ MERGE, performing my original composition, Intuition, Feb. 2017
AW with my band, MERGE, performing my original composition, Sweet Baby Sam, Feb. 2017.
Photo by Arthur W.
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Sara Oct 18, 2017
Saxophone · In studio

Arthur did a great job introducing our son to music!

Carl S. Oct 12, 2016
Saxophone · In studio

Arthur W. is one of my best friends in the saxophone and jazz community. He is a joy to work with and inspiring to listen to. His compositions have modern flare while paying homage to the traditional big band sound. I've hired Arthur to work with my students, and it was a remarkable experience for them. In addition to being a remarkable saxophonist, composer, and educator, Arthur is just a wonderful person who's positive personality is contagious. Book lessons with Arthur today. It will be one of the best decisions you make!

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