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Wilson Poffenberger

Sarah Hetrick, soprano saxophone


Ximix, François Rossé


Ötzi, Alexis Bacon


Tadj, Christian Lauba


Biography


Saxophonist Wilson Poffenberger is quickly establishing himself as a soloist, educator and chamber musician. He is pursuing a Doctoral of Musical Arts in saxophone performance and literature at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he is the split jazz and classical teaching assistant for artist teacher Debra Richtmeyer. As a soloist, Poffenberger has presented recitals at the Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, Duquesne Saxophone Day and the Fondation des Etats-Unis. Recent accomplishments include grand prize at the 2017 Enkor International Woodwind and Brass Competition, winner of the 2016-2017 Harriet Hale Woolley award and first prize at the 2014 Dana Young Artist competition. Poffenberger received a Masters of Music from Youngstown State University and a Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with additional study at CRR Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris, France.