Jesse Dochnahl LU'05
An active chamber musician, clinician, and conductor, Jesse Dochnahl has worked with young musicians across Montana, Wisconsin, and Illinois. In the 2012-13 academic year, he served as Instructor of Saxophone and Freshman Studies at Lawrence University. He was awarded First Prize in the MTNA Woodwind Young Artist (2005) and Chamber Music (2012) National Competitions, and was the winner of the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. He has performed as concert soloist with the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra and the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra and in recitals at the NASA 2012 National Conference, SEAMUS 2012 National Conference, 13th World Saxophone Congress, the 2005 & 2012 MTNA National Conferences, and the U.S. Navy International Saxophone Symposium. Jesse has performed with Sinfonia da Camera Chamber Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, Green Bay Civic Orchestra, Sheboygan Symphony, and Helena Symphony. A staunch advocate of new music, Jesse has presented world premieres of music by Joanne Metcalf, Asha Srinivasan, Scott Unrein, and Ming-Ching Chiu, among others. Jesse earned his Master of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studied with Debra Richtmeyer and holds degrees in music education and saxophone performance from Lawrence University where he studied saxophone with Steven Jordheim.
To hear and watch Jesse Dochnahl's performances and to learn about his teaching and performance activities, visit his website at: jessedochnahl.com