Made with Sparkle

    David Wright Saxophone/Woodwinds

                                                      Music Educator

Contact Info:

EMAIL: wrightsax@gmail.com

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Originally from western New York State, David Wright has gained international recognition as a performer of both classical and jazz saxophone giving concerts and master classes throughout the United States, Central America, South America, Europe, and Asia. As a soloist, teacher, and a member of the Traverser Saxophone Quartet, David has commissioned and performed many new works for solo saxophone, quartet, large ensemble, and mixed ensembles.  He is a co-founder of the Traverser Saxophone Symposium and the Appalachian Saxophone Orchestra.  

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Formerly on the teaching faculties of West Virginia University, West Virginia Wesleyan College and Southeastern Louisiana University, David is a National Board Certified teacher (NBCT) and is an Artist/Endorser for P. Mauriat saxophones.  

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Education:

Bachelor of Music Education - State University of New York at Fredonia

Master of Music Education - The University of Southern Mississippi

Doctor of Musical Arts - The University of Southern Mississippi

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Certifications:

National Board Certified Teacher

Texas, Instrumental Music, K-12

Mississippi, Instrumental Music, K-12

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Selected performances as a classical artist:

North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, Columbia, SC

China International Clarinet/Saxophone Festival in Changchun, China

National Conservatory in Lima, Peru

Victoriano Lopez School of Music in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

World Saxophone Congress XIII, in Minneapolis, Minnesota

World Saxophone Congress XIV, in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Snowshoe Symphony Festival, Snowshoe, WV

Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

Egressy Beni Secondary School, Budapest, Hungary

U.S. Navy Saxophone Symposium, Fairfax, VA

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Meridian Symphony Orchestra

River Cities Symphony Orchestra

Seneca Chamber Orchestra

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Selected performances as a commercial artist:

The Temptations                    

Mary Wilson                        

The O'Jays

The Four Tops

Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons

The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

Regis Philbin

Bobby Vinton

Classical Mystery Tour

Dallas Jazz Orchestra

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Shows Performed (orchestra):

42nd Street;  A Chorus Line;  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum;  A…My Name is Alice;  Ain’t Misbehavin’;  Annie;  Anything Goes;  Beauty and the Beast;  Beehive; Big River;  Blood Brothers;  Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story;  Bye, Bye Birdie;  Cabaret;  Carousel;  Chicago;  Cinderella;  Damn Yankees;  Dreamgirls;  Fiddler on the Roof;  Funny Girl;  Grease;  Guys and Dolls;  Hairspray; Hello Dolly;  How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying;  Jesus Christ Superstar; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat;  Lies and Legends:  The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin;  Little Shop of Horrors;  Mame;  Miss Saigon;  No, No Nanette;  Oklahoma;  Once Upon a Mattress;  Pageant;  Pajama Game;  Show boat;  Side Show;  Singin’ in the Rain;  Smokey Joe’s Café;  Sweet Charity;  The Boyfriend;  The Full Monty;  The King and I;  West Side Story;  Will Rogers Follies;  Wizard of Oz  

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Endorsements:

P. Mauriat Saxophones

Drake Mouthpieces