My primary instrument is saxophone, but I offer private lessons in contrabass, trumpet, guitar, electric bass, and music composition as well. I have taught private and small group lessons at Lake Forest middle, Ocoee middle, CSAS, Blythe-Bower elementary, Harbins elementary, Berkmar high, Dacula high, and Hebron Christian Academy. I have also studied composition with David Holsinger, John Wykoff, and Jonathan McNair, and was awarded first place in the university’s academic showcase for my presentation on composing sacred choral music. I served as a copyist/arranger for several ensembles in the greater Chattanooga area, including creating reductions of manuscripts for a DMA dissertation on the arias composed for Cavalieri.I have also studied wind instrument repair with Wil Grizzle during my time as an undergraduate student and have experience with music technology, including Sibelius, several digital audio workstations such as Garageband and Pro Tools, and data flow programming languages (Max/MSP and Pure Data).
Josiah S. has over 6 years of music experience in the Chattanooga area.
Bachelor of Music Education, Instrumental Emphasis (saxophone) - Lee University c/o 2016 Minor in Jazz Studies Saxophone studies with Dr. Brenda Moye and Mr. Alan Wyatt Composition studies with Dr. David Holsinger and Dr. John Wykoff
Private studies in saxophone with Clint Schmitt Private studies in composition with Dr. Jonathan McNair
Performing ensembles: Hebron Baptist worship orchestra (2010-2012); Lee University Wind Ensemble (2012-2015); Lee University Chamber Music (2015); Lee University Jazz Band (2013-2015); Lee University Saxophone Choir (2016); St. Luke's Episcopal Choir (2014-2016); Lee University Choral Union (2013-2014); Cleveland Community Orchestra (2016) Orchestral and Chamber Repertoire: Bolero (Ravel), West Side Story (Bernstein), Quartet, Op. 22 (Webern), Deux Mouvements (Ibert), Fragments (Muczynski) Solo repertoire: San Antonio (Harbison), Aeolian Song (Benson), Concertino da Camera (Ibert), Improvisation I (Noda), Hot-Sonate (Schulhoff), Devil's Rag (Matita), Picnic on the Marne (Rorem), Chanson et Passepied (Rueff), Tableaux de Provence (Maurice), Caprice en Forme de Valse (Bonneau), Scaramouche (Milhaud), Sonata (Denisov), Sonata (Creston), Sonata (Heiden)
Taught private guitar, saxophone, trumpet, and bass (contrabass and electric bass) since 2010 Student taught middle-high school band and orchestra at the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (Fall '16) Volunteer taught at Ocoee Middle School, Berkmar High School, Dacula High School, Lake Forest Middle School, Hebron Christian Academy, Harbins Elementary School, Blythe-Bower Elementary School, Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences
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