Welcome to the CU saxophone studio. With both undergraduate and graduate students we explore a wide variety of style in composition and improvisation. Our hope is to prepare students to perform and teach at the highest levels. During our weekly studio classes which is often the students favorite hour of the week, we provide an opportunity for students to perform, host guest artists, present lectures on a huge variety of topics and occasionally form a large saxophone ensemble.
At some time during their years here, most students in the studio play each of the saxophones in a variety of ensembles such as concert bands, jazz ensembles, saxophone quartets, jazz combos and other specialty ensembles. Our saxophone ensemble and quartets have performed at the World Saxophone Congress's in Spain, Italy, Minneapolis and virtually all recent North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial and Region II Symposiums.
Tom Myer is the Professor of Saxophone at the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder and has served as the Director of Jazz Studies at CU from 1988-95. He received his MM degree in woodwind performance and jazz studies from North Texas State University. He earned his undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Professor Myer has also served as Instructor of Woodwinds and Director of Jazz Studies at East Texas State University. He has worked professionally for the Mingus Big Band, Woody Herman, Nelson Riddle, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Ice Capades, Disney World, and backed such names as Dave Grusin, Doc Severinson, Bob Hope, Lou Rawls, Natalie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Dionne Warwick, Dianne Carroll, Barbara Mandrel, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, and the Temptations. Read Dr. Myer's full bio.