About Ian R.

Ian teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: October 2012
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

I am a classical saxophonist, with a specialization in contemporary and multimedia works. I studied with Gary Louie at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where I earned my BM in May 2012. In 2015, I was awarded a Fulbright grant to study saxophone in the Netherlands during the 2015/2016 academic year. During that time, I worked with Neils Bijl, of the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet, and Ties Mellema, of the Amstel Saxophone Quartet, among others. At the moment, I am based in the Netherlands, where I am in the second year of a Masters program which I began during my Fulbright year.

In addition to my work as a saxophonist, I have previously worked as an audio engineer, acoustician, and computer programmer. I also received my BM in Recording Arts and MA in Acoustics from Peabody. When teaching saxophone, I try to incorporate elements of music theory, acoustics, and recording technology, with the goal of instilling broad-minded musical literacy in my students.

Education

MM Saxophone Performance

Aug 2015 - Present
Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten

MA Audio Sciences, Acoustics Concentration

Aug 2010 - May 2014
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

BM Recording Arts and Sciences

Aug 2008 - May 2013
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

BM Saxophone Performance

Aug 2008 - May 2012
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

Awards

Finalist, Chamber Music Contest

Jan 2016
De Toonzaal, Den Bosch

Fulbright U.S. Student Grant

Aug 2015
U.S. Dept of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Finalist, Yale Gordon Concerto Competition

Apr 2013
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
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