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North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference

"New Voices for Saxophone and Bass Trombone"

Plaustra Ensemble with Lois Hicks-Wozniak, saxophone; Matthew Wozniak, bass trombone and Kathryn Goodson, piano. To include Light Rays, Stephen Rish, and the world premiere of Zae Munn's, Gnashing of Teeth.

Arizona State University School of Music

March 7, 2020 11:20am

Organ Room


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Albany Symphony

Romeo and Juliet, Prokofiev - tenor saxophone.

Joann Falleta, conducting


Albany Symphony

Pictures at an Exhibition, "Il Vecchio Castello," Mussorgsky - alto saxophone solo


Montclair State University Oct. 11-12


Kaleidoscope Concert, October 11-12. Featured soloist, Uirapuru for soprano saxophone by Felipe Salles 


Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute, Snowpond Center for ther Arts

Memorial Concert for Dr. Frederick L. Hemke


June 6-9, 2019

Sing Out NY! Tour with the Albany Sympnony

soprano, alto and tenor saxophone on new works by Clarice Assad, Loren Loiacono, Andre Myers, and Viet Cuong.


American Music Festival with the Albany Symphony

Soprano and tenor saxophone on Pop-Pourri, David Del Tredici



Concerto Op. 50 for tenor saxophone, Burnet Tuthill

Recital - St. George's Episcopal Church, Newburgh, NY


"The Mighty Hudson" 8pm - Bardavon, Poughkeepsie, NY

Hudson Valley Philharmonic

alto saxophone on Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront, Bernstein.


Graduate Conducting Recital, Lauren Delesky

Facade, William Walton

5pm, Leshowitz Recital Hall


Montclair State University, Leshowitz Recital Hall, 8pm

Graduate Recital


Ryan Bridge, piano

Matt Wozniak, bass trombone

Deus Sax Machina, Gregory Wannamaker

Pieces of Sanity, Stacy Garrop

Dardanelles, Jenni Watson

Sixieme de Concert, op. 92, Jean-Baptiste Singelée

Slink, Gregory Wannamaker

Uirapuru, Felipe Salles


Music for saxophone and bass trombone. Fusco Recital Hall. Student Center

Faculty Recital - Marist College

Works by Beethoven, Deemer, Lebedev, Wanamaker, Jenni Watson and more


Recital - soprano saxophone

NASA Region 8 Conference; Carngie Mellon University

Uirapuru for soprano saxophone and electronics, Felipe Salles

Taqsim Nay Hijaz, Michael Ibrahim; transcribed for soprano saxophone by Lois Hicks-Wozniak


Performances included:

2018 Engagements

March 2018: NASA Biennial Conference, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Permiere of Gregory Wannamaker's "Slink" for alto saxophone and bass trombone; Jim Stephenson's Mahagony Moods with Matt Wozniak, bass trombone and Kathryn Goodson, piano.

May 2018: Soloist, alto saxophone, with Westchester Symphonic Winds - 30th anniversary Gala concert. Concerto after Gliere, David DeBoor Canfield. 

June 2018: Albany Symphony/American Music Festival; principal soprano saxophone on Adventures Underground, David Del Tredici.

July 2018: Soloist, alto saxophone with Teaneck Community Band, Teaneck, NJ; Fantaisie sur un theme original, Jules Demersseman.

October 2018: Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra; alto saxophone, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein.

November 2018: Woodwind Night, Montclair State University; Spiritual for soprano saxophone and bassoon, Nansi Carroll, with Dr. Sasha Enegren, bassoon.

December 2018: Montclair State University Saxophone Day; Deus Sax Machina, mvt. I & II, for alto saxophone and piano, Gregory Wanamaker, with Ryan Bridge, piano.

performing selections from Doppler's "Andante and Rondo" for two flutes and wind band with Dr. Christopher Creviston, soprano saxophone soloist


New Jersey Wind Symphony (Ridgewood Concert Band) "Artistry Within" Subscription Series Concert

Featured Soloist - Soprano Saxophone Concerto, John Mackey


NASA Region 8 Conference, March 10-11, 2017, Bridgewater State University

Performing Fantasmi by Marilyn Shrude with Dr. Gail Levinsky and the Susquehanna University Saxophone Ensemble



Faculty Recital: Music for Saxophone and Bass Trombone

State University of New York at New Paltz

Studley Theater


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Hudson Valley Philharmonic

Saxophonist on Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Bernstein



Poughkeepsie, NY 


Hudson Valley Philharmonic

Saxophonist on Danny Elfman's Seranada Schizophrana



PoughKeepsie, NY


7:30 PM

Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra

Aquinas Hall at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY

Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin


Faculty Artist Recital Series

New England Music Camp


Faculty Artist Recital Series

New England Music Camp


Hudson Valley Philharmonic

Bardavon Theater, Poughkeepsie, NY

Symphony No. 3 "Kaddish," Bernstein


Performance at North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

World premiere of Señor Bombast and the Chili of Swinks Kazoo, Rob Deemer


"Nadine Shank and Friends"

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA


Solo Recital

Temple Avodat Shalom, River Edge, NJ


Faculty Artist Recital Series

New England Music Camp


Faculty Recital at Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Music for Saxophone and Bass Trombone


8:00 PM

Caramoor Music Festival, "Pops, Patriots and Fireworks"

Katonah, NY

Guest Soloist with the Westchester Symphonic Winds. Gala July 4th Concert at the 2014 Summer Music Festival at Caramoor. "Fantasie sur un Theme Original," Jules Demersseman.



International Trombone Association Festival at Eastman School of Music

Rochester, NY

with Matt Wozniak, bass trombone and Yalin Chi, piano. "Duo," Carter Pann and arrangements of French art songs.



Association of Concert Bands (ACB) Convention

Allentown, PA

Guest Soloist with the Ridgewood Concert Band, performing David Kirkland Garner's, "Soprano Saxophone Concerto."


NASA Biennial Conference 2014, Featured Recital Series, Smith Hall, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

with Liz Ames, piano.  "Hudson River Dreams," Dexter Morrill; "Fragments," Dexter Morrill; "Not These Hills," Kevin Ames.


New Jersey Music Educators Association Convention

Guest Soloist with Ridgewood Concert Band, performing David Kirkland Garner's, "Soprano Saxophone Concerto."

New Brunswick, NJ


"Saxophone Spectacular" with Kenneth Tse, featured Guest Soloist with Ridgewood Concert Band

Soloist with Kenneth Tse, saxophone, for Mark Engebretson's "Duo Concertante" and a "preview performance" of the Soprano Saxophone Concerto by David Kirkland Garner

Ridgewood, NJ


"Nadine Shank and Friends" UMASS School of Music

with Nadine Shank, piano. Sonata, Decruck; Hot Sonate, Schulhoff;  Pequena Czardas, Pedro Iturralde

Amherst, MA


75th Birthday Concert featuring works by Dexter Morrill at Christ Episcopal Church

World Premiere of "Hudson River Dreams," by Dexter Morrill and dedicated to Lois Hicks-Wozniak

Poughkeepsie, NY


Guest Soloist with the Westchester Symphonic Winds

Demersseman, “Fantasie on a Theme”

25th Anniversary Gala Concert

Tarrytown, NY


Poné Ensemble at SUNY Orange

Evan Chamber's "Come Down Heavy" with Ruthanne Schempf, piano and Emily Faxon, violin

Newburgh, NY


Region 8 Saxophone Conference (NASA) at Salem State University

Lois Hicks-Wozniak, alto and soprano saxophone, Liz Ames, piano

with Matt Wozniak, bass trombone

Salem, MA


through 9.22.13

"THE WELL-TRAVELED SAXOPHONE" Recital Series at SUNY New Paltz, the Thayer Hotel at West Point, NY and Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie, NY

With Nadine Shank, piano

New Paltz, West Point and Poughkeepsie, NY


Guest Soloist, Tri-M Music Honor Society Induction Ceremony, NVOT H.S.

With Barbara Ciannella, piano

Old Tappan, NJ


The Benninger Duo at Storm King Arts Center

The Benninger Duo featuring Mike Benninger, guitar and Lois Hicks-Wozniak, saxophone. Including works by Albinoni, Gounod, Hovhaness, Jobim, Piazzolla, Towner, Vivaldi and The Beatles!

New Windsor, NY


Crane Saxophone Chamber Music Festival, Crane School of Music

with Matt Wozniak, bass trombone. Carter Pann's "Duo" and works by J.S. Bach.

SUNY Potsdam


Region 8 Conference, North American Saxophone Alliance

Carter Pann's "Duo for Alto Saxophone and Bass Trombone" and "Worlds Beyond," Daniel Schnyder

West Point, NY


Eastern Trombone Workshop, US Army Band

with Matt Wozniak, bass trombone. Performed premiere of Carter Pann's Duo for Alto Saxophone and Bass Trombone

Brucker Hall, Ft. Myer, VA


"Voices of Light" Concert, presented by Bard College in conjunction with the International Day of Peace

Soprano and alto saxophone soloist. Performing Paul Winter's Earth Mass ("Missa Gaia")  and other selections.

Annadale on Hudson, NY


Earth Day Concert with "Earth Mass", by Paul Winter

Celebrate Earth Day! Featuring Paul Winter's "Earth Mass", selections from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, arranged for chamber ensemble by Jonathan Russell, and Carmina Burana, Karl Orff

at Christ Church of Poughkeepsie, NY


Mike Benninger and Lois Hicks-Wozniak, Guitar and Saxophone Duo In Concert

Revelations: A Chamber Music Series at St. John's Church of Cornwall, NY

Includes works by Albinoni, Charriere, Hovhaness, Keuris, Nosse, Piazolla and Jobim/C. Adderley


MSG Matthew Wozniak, Bass Trombone Recital, West Point Chamber Recital Series

Performing Daniel Schnyder's "World's Beyond" for soprano saxophone, bass trombone and piano; "Lass O' Welt, mich aus Verachtung", from Cantata No. 123, BWV 123, J.S. Bach

West Point, NY


Guest Artist Solo with the Teaneck Community Band

Evan Cooper, conductor

Tribute to Rudy Wiedoeft, Gunther Schuller


Saxophone Soloist with the Orpheus Club

Ridgewood, NY


Guest Artist - Ridgewood High School

Guest Artist Soloist with the Ridgewood High School Band Spring Concert - solos with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band


Performance at the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Region 8 Conference

Performance of David Froom's Flying High and Marc Eychenne's Trio for violin, alto saxophone and piano

New Paltz, NY


Pone New Music Ensemble

Performance of David Froom's Flying High and Marc Eychenne's Trio for violin, alto saxophone and piano

New Paltz, NY


Guest Recital - Ithaca College

Performance and Clinic for the Ithaca College Saxophone Studio Repertoire Class


Guest Artist Saxophone Soloist with the Ridgewood Concert Band

performing Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch at West Side Presbyterian Church

Ridgewood, NY


Hudson Valley Bachfest

Poughkeepsie, NY


Solo Recital - St. John's Episcopal Church

Ruthanne Schempf, piano; William Powers, alto saxophone; Sarah Levine Simon, soprano (vocalist). Featuring works by Stacy Garrop, Hindemith, Telemann and Fisher Tull. Included is Lori Laitman's song cylce I Never Saw Another Butterfly for Soprano(voice) and alto saxophone


Guest Artist Solo with the Westchester Symphonic Winds 20th Anniversary Gala Concert

Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY


Temple Beth, El Torah Fund Concert

Selections from I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Poughkeepsie, NY


Guest Artist Solo with Northern Valley Regional High School

Carnival of Venice at Old Tappan Wind Ensemble

Old Tappan, NJ


Guest Artist Soloist, Ridgewood Concert Band

East Coast premiere, Concerto for Soprano Sax and Wind Ensemble, John Mackey

2nd performance

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