• 2014 Tristan Tucker is selected to peform on the Commencement Concert
  • 2014  Joe Connor is selected as winner of the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and performs Jacob ter Veldhuis' "Tallahatchie Concerto" with the LSO
  • 2013  Natalie Schmitt is selected to perform as soloist on the Commencement Concert and the National Association for Music Education Recital
  • 2013 Joe Connor is selected as a winner of the Neale-Silva Young Artist competition at Wisconsin Public Radio and performs on a live broadcast at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Dr. Kimberly Gedde, saxophone studio alumna, is appointed to the saxophone faculty of Southeastern Louisiana University
  • 2012 Joe Connor is awarded First Prize in the Miroslav Pansky Memorial Concerto Competition of the Green Bay Civic Symphony and performs with the symphony orchestra on its Winter 2013 concert. In the summer of 2013, Joe studied at the European University for Saxophone in Gap, France
  • 2012 Joe Connor studies and performs at the 2012 International Saxophone Masterclass in Laubach, Germany and the Eastman Summer Saxophone Institute
  • 2012 Kate Johnson studies with composer Lucie Robert in Paris, France
  • 2012 Sumner Truax performs the world premiere of Christian Lauba’s “Bebop” at the Christian Lauba Seminar in Houston, Texas
  • 2011 Phillip Dobernig is awarded Second Prize in the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee Collegiate Music Competition
  • 2011 Joe Connor is awarded Second Prize in the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Young Artist Concerto Competition and performs a concerto with the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble
  • 2011 The LUX Quartet of Lawrence University  (David Davis, Sumner Truax, Phillip Dobernig, Will Obst) is named the recipient of Downbeat Magazine’s DB Award for Outstanding Classical Group – College Level
  • 2011 The LUX Quartet of Lawrence University (David Davis, Sumner Truax, Phillip Dobernig, Will Obst) wins the Neale-Silva Competition of Wisconsin Public Radio and performs on the winners’ concert on WPR
  • 2010 The LUX Quartet of Lawrence University (David Davis, Sumner Truax, Phillip Dobernig, Will Obst) wins the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra’s annual concerto competition and is selected to perform Philip Glass’ concerto for saxophone quartet with the LSO
  • 2010 Sumner Truax is a winner of Wisconsin Public Radio’s Neale-Silva Young Artists’ Competition and performs on the winners’ concert on WPR
  • 2009 David Davis is awarded First Prize in the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Young Artist Concerto Competition
  • 2008 Kendra Sundt is selected to perform on the LU Commencement Concert
  • 2007 Keegan White is selected to perform on the LU Commencement Concert
  • 2006 Sara Kind is a winner of Wisconsin Public Radio’s Neale-Silva Competition and performs on the winners’ concert on WPR
  • 2006 Jacob Teichroew is a national finalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Improvisation Competition
  • 2006 Sara Kind, LU’05 is awarded 3rd Prize in the North American Saxophone Alliance Classical Saxophone Performance Competition.  Sara also is awarded 2nd place in the Arizona Records Saxophone Recording Competition and 2nd Prize in the MTNA Regional Collegiate Young Artist Competition
  • 2006 The Lawrence University Saxophone Quartet is awarded 2nd Prize in the MTNA Regional Collegiate Chamber Music Competition
  • 2006 Allison Davis, Mark Determan, Chris Clouthier, Sara Kind, Jesse Dochnahl, and Kim Reece are selected to perform on the annual LU Commencement Concert
  • 2006 Allen Cordingley, LU’02 is appointed professor of saxophone at  the University of Wisconsin – Platteville
  • 2006 Bryan Wente LU’05 and Scott Van Domelen LU’94 are members of  the saxophone section of the Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • 2006 Alumni and current students present the world premiere of “We  Fall…We Rise” for saxophone ensemble by LU alumnus Javier Arau.
  • 2005: Studio member Ben Doherty (tenor 2), and Studio alumni Scott VanDomelen (tenor 1) and Allen Cordingley (alto 2) are members of the saxophone section of the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
  • 2005: Sara Kind wins the Concord Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and performs Villa-Lobos’ “Fantasia” in concert with the Concord Chamber Orchestra in the spring of 2006.
  • 2005: Kim Reece is selected as a winner of the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition.
  • 2005: Jesse Dochnahl wins the Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.
  • 2005: The Lawrence University Saxophone Ensemble performs for the Jean-Marie Londeix Master Class in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
  • 2005: Eighteen alumni of the saxophone studio, including four alumni saxophone quartets, return to perform with current saxophone students in the Saxophone Studio and Alumni Recital.
  • 2005: Studio alumni Scott VanDomelen (Tenor 1) and Allen Cordingley Alto 2) are members of the saxophone section of the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
  • 2005: Jesse Dochnahl is awarded first prize in the national, regional, and state rounds of the Music Teachers National Association Young Artists Competition.
  • 2005: Sara Kind, Jacob Teichroew, Bryan Wente, and Jesse Dochnahl perform Michael Colgrass’ “Urban Requiem” for saxophone quartet and wind ensemble with the Lawrence Wind Ensemble.
  • 2005: Sara Kind is selected to play on the 2005 Commencement Concert.
  • 2004: Sara Kind wins the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition
  • 2003: The Lawrence University Saxophone Quartet is invited to perform at the U.S. Navy Band Saxophone Symposium at George Mason University
  • 2003: Sara Kind wins the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition
  • 2003: Stephen Rodriguez and Allen Cordingley win the Lawrence University Commencement Concert Auditions
  • 2003: Professor Steven Jordheim performs the world premiere of Lucie Robert’s Dialogue Symphonique
  • 2003: The Lawrence University Saxophone Quartet advances to the final round of the Coleman Chamber Music Competition and the semi-final round of the Fischoff Competition
  • 2003: The Lawrence University saxophone quartets perform the world premieres of six new works for saxophone quartet and voice
  • 2002: At the Ravenna Festival in Italy, Professor Steven Jordheim performs a saxophone concerto and the Lawrence University saxophone quartet performs in a work by John Cage
  • 2002: Professor Steven Jordheim and the Lawrence University Saxophone Quartet present recitals and master classes in China
  • 2001: Lawrence University Saxophone Quartet receives First Prize in the North American Saxophone Alliance Saxophone Quartet Competition
  • 2001: Lawrence University Saxophone Quartet receives Third Prize in MTNA National Collegiate Chamber Music Competition
  • 2001: Eight Lawrence saxophonists perform at the International Saxophone Chamber Music Festival in Faenza, Italy
  • 2001: Tony Bell, Stephen Rodriguez, Allen Cordingley, and Casey Schmidt study and perform with composer Lucie Robert in Paris, France
  • 2000: Steven Jordheim performs and teaches at International Saxophone Chamber Music Festival in Faenza, Italy
  • 2000: Kim Gedde ’02, Paul Snyder ’99, Ben Zabor ’00 and Doug Schneider perform at International Saxophone Chamber Music Festival in Faenza, Italy
  • 2000: Melanie Howell wins Lawrence University Commencement Concert auditions
  • 2000: Steven Jordheim releases recording of David Maslanka’s Sonata for alto saxophone and piano and Song Book for alto saxophone and marimba on Albany Records
  • 2000: Lawrence University Saxophone Quartet selected to perform at the NASA New Millennium Conference in Arizona
  • 2000: Kim Gedde receives honorable mention at the regional round of the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Solo Competition.
  • 1999: Lawrence University Saxophone Quartet advances to the regional round of the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chamber Music Competition.
  • 1999: Lisa Rhodes is selected to perform at the 1999 Commencement Concert
  • 1999: Professor Steven Jordheim performs Song Book for alto saxophone and marimba with Josh Ryan at the NASA Region 5 Conference in Terre Haute, Indiana. The Lawrence University Saxophone Quartet performs two works by Henry Purcell as arranged by Jon Meyer at the same conference.
  • 1999: Saxophonists Jean-Marie Londeix and William Street visit Lawrence University to present a masterclass, lecture, and recital.
  • 1998: Paul Snyder, a member of the Lawrence saxophone studio, has his interview with composer Rodney Rogers published in The Saxophone Symposium.
  • 1998: The saxophone studio hosts composer David Maslanka and the Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet for a concert of world premiere performances: Song Book for alto saxophone and marimba (composed for and performed by Steven Jordheim and Dane Richeson); and Mountain Roads for saxophone quartet (composed for and performed by the Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet); Yiannis Miralis (LU ’94) performs as baritone saxophonist with the Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet.
  • 1998: Lawrence University Saxophone Quartet advances to the regional round of the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chamber Music Competition.
  • 1998: Students of the Lawrence University Conservatory perform Two Views for saxophone ensemble, percussion, piano, and double bass by Rodney Rogers at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, Evanston, Illinois.
  • 1996-97: The saxophone studio commissions and premieres Two Views for saxophone ensemble, percussion, piano and double bass by Rodney Rogers.
  • 1997: The saxophone studio presents a concert celebrating the history of the saxophone.
  • 1997: Lawrence University Saxophone Quartet is awarded First Prize in the national collegiate chamber music competition sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association and held in Dallas, Texas.
  • 1997: Lisa Rhoades is awarded First Prize in the national collegiate woodwind soloist competition sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association.
  • 1997: Javier Arau receives a “DB” Award from Down Beat magazine for extended jazz composition.
  • 1996: Javier Arau receives a “DB” Award for collegiate jazz tenor saxophone performance.
  • 1995: Doug Schneider receives a “DB” Award for collegiate jazz tenor saxophone performance.
  • 1995: Joel Moses is awarded First Prize in the concerto competition sponsored by the Lakeshore Concert Band, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
  • 1995: Matthew Arau, Charles Keane, Matthew Livingston, Lisa Rhoades, and Doug Schneider compete in the International Competition for Musical Performers in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 1995: Joel Moses wins the Lawrence University Commencement Concert Concerto Competition.
  • 1995: Lisa Rhoades wins First prize in the state and regional divisions of the National Federation of Music Clubs competition.
  • 1994: Scott VanDomelen wins the Lawrence University Commencement Concert Concerto Competition.
  • 1993: Craig Hietpas and Joe Janes win the Lawrence University Commencement Concert Concerto Competition.

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