Instructor in Music
Jesse Dochnahl 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 concerto 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. Mr. Dochnahl has performed with Sinfonia da Camera Chamber Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, Green Bay Civic Orchestra, Sheboygan Symphony, and Helena Symphony. An active chamber musician, clinician, and conductor, he has worked with young musicians across Montana, Wisconsin, and Illinois and taught instrumental music at Sheboygan Falls (WI) High School. A staunch advocate of new music, Mr. Dochnahl has presented world premieres of music by Joanne Metcalf, Asha Srinivasan, Scott Unrein, and Ming-Ching Chiu, amongst many others. Mr. Dochnahl recently 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.