Student Achievement

The Saxophone Studio has produced a number of outstanding artists over the years. Among their achievements include:

UNCG Concerto Competition Winners
2016 - Emily Loboda - Muczynski Concerto
2011 - Xin Gao - Peck The Upward Stream
2010 - Jason "Wally" Wallace - Ibert Concertino da Camera
2006 - Drew Hays - Creston Concerto
2005 - Arthur White - Heath Out of the Cool
2004 - Brad McMillan - Muczynski Concerto
2003 - Brandon Tesh - Desenclos Prelude, Cadence et Finale 
2002 - Stacy Wilson - Tomasi Concerto
2002 - Eric Gargrave - Ibert Concertino da Camera
2001 - Adam McCord - Boutry Divertimento

MTNA Competition Winners
Xin Gao - State, Regional, and National winner, 2011
Nick Pool - NC State Competition; alternate 2011
Minerva Saxophone Quartet - Xin Gao, Nick Pool, Ben Crouch, Amanda Heim - State, Regional, winner, National finalists, 2011
Andy Hall - NC State Competition, Runner up, Regional Competition
UNCG Quartet - Andy Hall, Tom Lowry, 2009
Stacy Wilson - State, Regional and National Competition Winner, 2003
Spice Boyz Saxophone Quartet - Adam McCord, Johan Eriksson, Damien Grosser,  Andy Roberts, State winner, 2002

Fischoff Chamber Music Competition
Minerva Quartet, semi-finalists, 2011

DMA graduates in the field
Arthur White - Director of Jazz Studies, University of Missouri
Drew Hays - Professor of Music, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
Eric Gargrave - Providence Community College, Providence, RI
Nicole Strum - Kwantien Polytechnic University, Vancouver, BC
Amanda Heim - Gettysburg College, PA
Matt McClure - University of North Carolina
Neil Ostercamp - Jefferson College, St. Louis
Robert Faub - Highpoint University