Join us for a performance by American Saxophonist Myles Boothroyd at Schmitt Music Bloomington on Monday, April 10 at 6PM!
Myles Boothroyd will be performing a recital at Schmitt Music as part of the Twin Cities Saxophone Concert Series – a partnership focused on building community and spreading awareness of opportunities for saxophonists and sax enthusiasts in the Twin Cities.
Myles is a rising star in the saxophone world, and is skilled in classical, jazz and contemporary music. He will be performing a program incorporating sax with electronics.
Myles Boothroyd is a performing saxophonist, teacher, and music scholar. Comfortably at home in the realms of classical, jazz, and contemporary music, Boothroyd is committed to diverse programming and to celebrating repertoire across the boundaries of nations, cultures, and musical traditions. He serves as Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Music Theory at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he oversees a thriving studio of saxophone soloists, quartets, and the student-led ensemble SaxPoint. He is the soprano/alto saxophonist for Generation Quartet, a Wisconsin-based chamber ensemble, and he also performs with the award-winning East End Quartet founded at the Eastman School of Music.
Boothroyd is active in the international saxophone community as a performer and collaborator. He currently serves on the 2022 NASA Biennial Conference Programming Committee and will give a solo recital and masterclass at the upcoming conference in Stillwater, Oklahoma. As a soloist and chamber musician, Boothroyd has received numerous accolades across the United States. He has earned top national prizes in the Music Teachers National Association Solo and Chamber Music Competitions, the North American Saxophone Alliance Collegiate Solo Competition, and the Chamber Music in Yellow Springs Competition. Boothroyd is a sought-after artist, clinician, and educator in the classical and jazz communities. He gave the world premiere of Joel Martinson’s Triptych Fantasy for the 2019 Convention of the Organ Historical Society in Dallas, Texas, for which he was one of the work’s dedicatees. Recent and upcoming events include masterclass presentations at universities throughout the state of Wisconsin, a residency at the University of Minnesota, and a solo recital for the 2021 NASA Region 5 Conference.
Along with maintaining an active performing career, Boothroyd distinguishes himself as a researcher and scholar. He serves as assistant editor of The Saxophone Symposium, a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal of saxophone literature, performance, and pedagogy. His articles have been published in Nota Bene and in The Eastman Case Studies, and he has shared original research at conferences in Chicago, Cincinnati, Honolulu, Lansing, and Montreal. Recent conference presentations include the 2021 UW-Stevens Point Conference on Active & Integrative Music Education and the 2019 Wisconsin Music Educators Association State Conference.
Boothroyd teaches applied saxophone, chamber music, music theory, and jazz ensemble courses at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He also serves as Associate Director of the Very Young Composers of Central Wisconsin, an innovative workshop through which elementary students collaborate with college music majors to compose original music. He formerly served as Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. Boothroyd holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in saxophone performance and literature, a Master of Music in saxophone performance and literature, and a Master of Arts in music theory pedagogy from the Eastman School of Music. He is a recipient of the Eastman Arts Leadership Certificate and Eastman Performer’s Certificate, and in 2018, he received the University of Rochester’s Edward Peck Curtis Award for excellence in teaching by a graduate student. Boothroyd holds a Bachelor of Music Education, with minors in instrumental music and secondary mathematics education, from Central Michigan University. His primary teachers include John Nichol and Chien-Kwan Lin.
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