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EASTERN

Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) boasts a highly active saxophone studio.  Each academic semester contains a multitude of events including performance tours, guest artists, masterclasses, studio recitals, conferences and more. 

 

There are a number of saxophone chamber ensembles at ENMU including multiple quartets and a saxophone choir.  The top ENMU Saxophone Quartet (membership by audition) is the premiere saxophone ensemble and has offered performances at high schools, universities and national conferences through New Mexico, Texas, Pennsylvania and Boston. 

 

Past saxophone artists at ENMU include: Griffin Campbell (Louisiana State University) and Quartetto Obrigado, Jeff Benedict (California State University, LA) and the Orion Saxophone Quartet, Iridium Quartet, Brad Leali (University of North Texas), Jonathan Helton (University of Florida), John Sampen (Bowling Green State University), Chien Kwan-Lin (Eastman), Frank Mazzeo (Temple University) and the New Jersey Saxophone Quartet, Daniel Defayet (Paris Conservatory) and more.    

Click HERE for a sample syllabus.  Click HERE to visit our department website.

The Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) Jazz Ensemble is the premiere Jazz ensemble at ENMU.  Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. 

 

The ENMU Jazz Ensemble regularly performs at New Mexico jazz festivals and other events including the Roswell and Onate Jazz Festivals.  ENMU also hosts its own annual jazz festival and high school jazz ensemble competition typically in early April. 

 

Past guest artists with the jazz ensemble include Bill Dobbins (piano · Eastman) Jennifer Laubenthal (clarinet · ENMU), Sidney Shuler (trumpet · ENMU), Bruce Keeling (trombone · ENMU), Ellen Rowe (piano · University of  Michigan), Brad Leali (saxophone · University of North Texas), Kevin Moreman (trumpet · Onate High School), Frank "Pancho" Romero (trumpet · New Mexico State University), Ben Fairfield (trumpet · ENMU), Bill Cunliffe (piano · California State University, Fullerton) and John Sanks (trombone · Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra). 

Saxophone Studio & Jazz Photos

The first Eastern New Mexico University Student Saxophone Quartet at Eastern New Mexico University (Spring 2016)

Eastern New Mexico University Saxophone Quartet with Tim McAllister (Spring 2016)

Eastern New Mexico University Saxophone Quartet with Ryan Wood and Helen Gan at Pat's Steaks in Philadelphia, PA (Spring 2016)

Eastern New Mexico University Saxophone Quartet with composer John Wallace after a performance at Boston University (Spring 2016)

Eastern New Mexico University Saxophone Quartet promo photo (Fall 2017)

Saxophonist Eric Marienthal jamming with Eastern New Mexico University lead alto saxophonist Duncan Miller and the ENMU Jazz Ensemble at the Onate High School Jazz Festival (Spring 2016)

The ENMU Jazz Ensemble (Fall 2014)

Eastern New Mexico University Saxophone Quartet at the College Music Society National Conference in San Antonio, TX (Fall 2017)

Fall 2017 Saxophone Choir

Eastern New Mexico University Saxophone Quartet in New York City Central Park (Spring 2016)

Eastern New Mexico University Saxophone Quartet at the Liberty Bell (Spring 2016)

Eastern New Mexico University Saxophone Quartet with saxophonist Ken Radnofsky after a performance at the New England Conservatory (Spring 2016)

Eastern New Mexico University Saxophone Quartet offering a performance at Lubbock High School in Lubbock, TX (Fall 2017)

The ENMU Jazz Ensemble at the Onate High School Jazz Festival with trombonist Darren Kramer, trumpeter Peter Olstad and trumpeter Wayne Bergeron (Spring 2015)

The Eastern New Mexico University Jazz Ensemble at the State Theater in Clovis, NM for the annual ENMU Big Band Dance (Fall 2016)

Fall 2017 Saxophone Choir

Eastern New Mexico University Saxophone Quartet promo photo (Spring 2016)

Eastern New Mexico University Saxophone Quartet with saxophonist Rick Condit and Cherry Hill High School West Band Director Jim Mark after a performance at Cherry Hill High School West (Spring 2016)

Eastern New Mexico University Saxophone Quartet with saxophonist Frank Mazzeo after a performance at Temple University (Spring 2016)

Richard Schwartz performing "Birk's Works" with saxophonist Brad Leali at the Spring 2015 ENMU Jazz Festival

The ENMU Jazz Ensemble at the Onate High School Jazz Festival with saxophonist Jeff Coffin and trumpeter Eric Miyashiro (Spring 2017)

The Eastern New Mexico University Saxophone Studio with Quartetto Obrigado (Griffin Campbell, Brina Faciane, Jennifer Foret and Taylor Barbay) after an October 2017 recital at Eastern

Eastern New Mexico University Saxophone Quartet at the Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX (Fall 2017)