A dedicated and multifaceted musician and educator, saxophonist and conductor, Dr. Jennifer Bill, has performed in Asia, throughout Europe, and the United States. Her poignant performance style captivates audiences around the globe. Dr. Bill is a Selmer Artist.
A versatile saxophonist, Dr. Bill has performed as a soloist and a contemporary chamber musician with a diverse group of artists including vocalists, clarinetists, cellists, flutists, violinists, taped media, percussionists, wind quintet, and dancers. For over a decade she has been working with visual artist Linnea Maas in the experimentation of the auralvisual in a collaboration named BRUSH|REED. She is also a founding member of the Pharos Quartet, J.E.Y., and ēmergere. Her debut album, Divergent Reflections, was released in 2019.
As a conductor, Dr. Bill currently leads the Boston University Concert Band and is an active clinician throughout New England. She has been a guest conductor with the Hong Kong Wind Ensemble and has led ensembles on tours through Ireland and Italy.
Dr. Bill is currently faculty at Boston University, Boston College, Rhode Island College, Stonehill College, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Dr. Bill is also the sole organizer, director, and officer of Music Performance &Education, Inc. jenniferbill.com
Boston-based saxophonist Emily Cox plays as a freelancer for local orchestras, theaters, and chamber groups as well as teaching at a number of schools in eastern Massachusetts. During her time working towards a bachelor and masters in saxophone performance from Boston University, she performed in venues at The New England Conservatory, The Boston Conservatory, and Boston University as a soloist and as a member of the Kenneth Radnofsky Saxophone Ensemble. With her contemporary saxophone duo, Mothertongue, Emily has performed in venues around Boston and Providence, presented a recital at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France, and given masterclasses and performances at colleges including Muhlenberg College and the University of Rhode Island. Emily has a particular interest in new music and has enjoyed working with composers including Joan Tower, Michael Gandolfi, John Harbison, and Michael Finnissy. www.emilycoxsaxophone.com
Saxophonist Dr. Amy McGlothlin is a dynamic performer, teacher, and conductor with studies in a wide range of performance genres. She is a chamber music specialist and performs regularly with the Pharos Quartet as well as the Triage Woodwind Ensemble and the Catamount Pipe Band of Montpelier, Vermont.
As a performer, Amy has commissioned works from several composers, including Brandon Nelson, James Hamel, Shih-Hui Chen, and John MacDonald, and is a frequent co-commissioner of works from the World Wide Concurrent Premieres & Commissioning Fund. Dr. McGlothlin has performed with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra as a bagpipe soloist.
Dr. McGlothlin is currently the director of bands at Fitchburd State University. www.mcglothlinmusic.com
Zach Schwartz is a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London and Boston University. His background spans the fields of music performance, arts marketing, social psychology, conflict resolution, and team building.
As a soloist and chamber musician, previously performing with the Dusk Duo and Oracle Saxophone Quartet, Zach appeared at the Royal Albert Hall, the Pride of Britain Awards, the Cadogan Hall foyer, in a concerto appearance with the Royal College of Music wind orchestra, at several engagements in Catalonia, as well as in festivals in Denmark and Finland. Feeling most at home with a baritone saxophone in his hands, Zach’s debut album will feature the first-ever studio recording of Mark Watters’ Rhapsody for Baritone Saxophone (1985).