HONORS AND AWARDS            

  • Honorary Lifetime Member of North American Saxophone Alliance (2012)
  • Honorary Advisor for the Chengdu China Saxophone Association (2009)
  • Distinguished Member of SAI (2007)John Sampen and Sidney Ribeau
  • Elected member of six-person Comite International de Saxophone (2000-2003)
  • Past President of the North American Saxophone Alliance (1998-2001)
  • BGSU Distinguished Artist Professor (1997)
  • Finalist for the BGSU Olscamp Award (1993)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Artist Award (1988)
  • Phi Mu Alpha Faculty Excellence Award (1988)
  • BGSU Faculty Excellence Award (1979)                                                             

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  • Education and Experience
  • Papers and Performances
  • Masterclasses and Adjudication
  • Read and Listen
  • Honors and Awards

                     EDUCATION AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE                       

B.M. Northwestern University (1971)
M.M. Northwestern University (1972)
D.M. Northwestern University (1984)

Distinguished Artist Professor (Saxophone)
Bowling Green State Univiversity, 1977-present

Summer Instructor
Interlochen Arts Camp, 1989-1995

Visiting Professor
Oberlin Conservatory, 1988-1989

Visiting Professor
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, 1986

Instructor
Wichita State University, 1973-1976

Assistant Director
Evanston Township High School, 1972-1973

 
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        IMPORTANT PAPERS/PERFORANCES AT CONFERENCES        

  • Sax Open - 17th World Saxophone Congress (7/15)
  • NASA Biennial at University of Illinois (3/14)
  • NASA Regional Conference Host (3/13)
  • Soloist/Featured Paper at WSC in Scotland (Shrude premiere) (7/12)
  • Recitalist for NASA Biennial at ASU (3/12)
  • Soloist at the International Composition Festival in Thailand (7/10)
  • Recitalist at NASA Biennial in Athens, GA (3/10)
  • Recitalist at 15th World Saxophone Congress in Thailand (7/09)
  • Soloist at SEAMUS Convention in FT. Wayne, IN (4/09)
  • Soloist at SCI Convention in Atlanta, GA (2/08)
  • Recitalist at the Biennial National NASA Conference in Columbia, SC (4/08)
  • Soloist at ICMC Conference in New Orleans (10/06)
  • Soloist at Thailand International Saxophone Conference in Bangkok (11/04)
  • Soloist at the Third Practice Festival in Richmond, VA (10/04
  • Soloist at Ball State New Music Festival 34 in Muncie, IN (6/04)
  • Soloist (Smith) at NASA Biennial Conference in Greensboro, NC (4/04)
  • Featured soloist at 13th World Saxophone Congress (7/03)
  • Juried Presentation for Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic (12/02)
  • Juried Presentation foOMEA in Cincinnati (3/01)
  • Soloist at Biennial National NASA Conference in Denton, TX (3/02)
  • Recitalist at the 12th World Saxophone Congress in Montreal, Canada (7/00)
  • Soloist at the Biennial National NASA Conference in Tucson (3/00)
  • Soloist at the Biennial National NASA Conference in Evanston (3/98)
  • Recitalist at the 11th World Saxophone Conference in Valencia, Spain (9/97)
  • Recitalist at 6th Laboratory of Contemporary Music in Bialystok, Poland (11/93)
  • Soloist (Subotnick) with Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia for the l0th World Saxophone Congress in Pesaro, Italy (8/92)

                    IMPORTANT RECITALS/PERFORMANCES                    

  • Recitalist/Clinician on tour in California (9/14)
  • Recitalist in Romania (5/14)
  • Soloist/Clinician on tour in WI, MN, and IA (4/13)
  • Recitalist/Clinician on tour in Argentina (4/13)
  • Chamber Performer at La Poisson Rouge in New York(4/13)
  • Soloist at BGSU NMF (Godfrey premiere) (10/12)
  • Chamber artist at Walla Walla Festival (Gendall premiere) (6/12)
  • Recitalist at Paris Conservatory (4/12)
  • Touring soloist in OK, AZ, MO (3/12)
  • Touring soloist in MI & IN (9/11)
  • Soloist in Florence, Italy (6/11)
  • Touring soloist/clinician in ND, ID, MN and WA (9/10)
  • Recitalist/Clinician in Thailand & Taiwan (7/10)
  • Recitalist/Clinician in China (5/10)
  • Soloist/Clinician in China (7/09)
  • Soloist/Clinician in Thessaloniki, Greece (4/09)
  • Recitalist/Clinician at University of Kansas (4/09)
  • Touring Soloist with quartet in Canada (2/09)
  • Touring Soloist in Florida (9/08)
  • Soloist at SCI Convention in Atlanta (2/08)
  • Touring Soloist in Oregon, Washington, Canada (9/07)
  • Clinician/Soloist in Corfu, Greece (7/07)
  • Clinician/Soloist in Italy (5/07)
  • Clinician/Soloist in Thessaloniki, Greece (4/07)
  • Soloist/Clinician in Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii (9/06)
  • Soloist/Clinician at Faenza Estate Workshop in Italy (7/06)
  • Featured Soloist at SAI National Convention in Florida (7/06)
  • Touring Soloist/Clinician in Kentucky, West Virginia, PA (3/06)
  • Touring Soloist in Colorado and Wyoming (9/05)
  • Recitalist/Clinician at Ionian University in Corfu, Greece (7/05)
  • Clinician/Soloist in Italy (5/05-6/05)
  • Touring Soloist in Oregon and Washington (3/05)
  • Touring Soloist in Illinois and Wisconsin (9/04)
  • Recitalist/Clinician at Ionian University in Corfu, Greece (7/04)
  • Soloist (Carmichael) with Wheaton, IL Municipal Band (6/04)
  • Guest soloist/clinician at University of Arkansas (2/04)
  • Touring soloist in Italy (5/03-6/03)
  • Guest recitalist/clinician at the Amsterdam and Utrecht Conservatories (11/02)
  • Touring soloist in New England (9/02)
  • Soloist (Shrude) at Italy’s Ravenna Festival (7/02)
  • Recitalist/Clinician in Cyprus (6/02)
  • Touring Soloist in Pennsylvania and New York (9/01)
  • Clinician/Soloist in Taiwan (8/01)
  • Clinician/Soloist in Italy (5/01-6/01)
  • Clinician/Soloist for Three Rivers Workshop in Pittsburgh (8/01)
  • Touring Soloist in North and South Carolina (2/01)
  • Soloist (Shrude) with the U.S. Navy Band (1/01)
  • Soloist (Milhaud) with the Toledo Symphony (9/00)
  • Touring Soloist in Italy and Switzerland (5/00)
  • Touring Soloist in Washington and British Columbia (11/99)
  • Touring Soloist in Armenia (10/99)
  • Special Guest Clinician/Recitalist at the Paris Conservatory (2/99)
  • Touring Soloist in Minnesota (2/98)
  • Guest recitalist at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan (8/1/97)
  • Premiere of Kleinsasser Concerto at Towson State (4/97)
  • Residency at the University of Montana (2/97)
  • Guest recital for International Celebration at Bruno Walter Hall in New York (6/96)
  • Special recitalist/clinician at New England Saxophone Symposium in Amherst (5/96)
  • Soloist/clinician at the Crane New Music Festival (4/96)
  • Touring soloist in Texas and Louisiana (1/96)
  • Recitalist in Mons and Brussels, Belgium (11/94)
  • Touring Recitalist in Canada and Alaska (1/94)
  • Guest Recitalist/Clinician at Berlin Hochschule, Warsaw Chopin Academy and at the 6th Laboratory of Contemporary Music Festival in Bialystok, Poland (11/93)
  • Soloist on premiere of O'Brien Concerto at Indiana Univ. (11/93)
  • Guest recitalist at New Music Chicago (4/92)
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                MASTER CLASS PRESENTATIONS                

Dr. Sampen has presented over 125 master classes and workshops since 1992, including international clinics at the Amsterdam Conservatory (Holland), the Basil Musikhochschule (Switzerland), the Fermo Conservatory (Italy), the Paris Conservatory (France), the Jaroslava Jezka Conservatory (Prague, Czech), the Spendiarian Music School (Armenia), the Institut fur Neue Musik (Berlin, Germany), Ionian University (Corfu, Greece), the Cherubini Conservatory (Florence, Italy), Sichuan Conservatory (Chengdu, China), Shanghai Conservatory (China) and the Chopin Conservatory (Warsaw, Poland).

In America, Sampen has conducted master classes at the Boston Conservatory, the Eastman School, Northwestern University, Oberlin Conservatory, the University of Michigan, Indiana University, Pennsylvania State University, the United States Navy Band Symposium, Interlochen Arts Camp and many other important universities and conservatories. 

 

                                 ADJUDICATION                                

  • Chair of the first NASA Composition Competition (2012)
  • Adjudicator for the NASA Biennial Quartet Competition (2010)
  • President of the Jury for the 1st Greek Saxophone Competition (2009)
  • Jury member for Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Thailand (2008)
  • Adjudicator for the MTNA Michigan Woodwind Competition in Lansing (2005)
  • Adjudicator for the Wm. Byrd Solo Competition in Flint, MI (2005)
  • Jury member for Yellow Springs International Chamber Competition (2004)
  • Jury member for Paris Conservatory Concours (2001)
  • Jury member for Crane School Contemporary Music Competition (1996)
  • International Jury Member for Concours Adolphe Sax in Dinant, Belgium) (1994)
  • National Saxophone Competition in Morgantown, WV (1994)
  • Chamber Music America Awards (NY,NY) 1994
  • MTNA Regional Competition (1993)
  • National Saxophone Competition (l992)
 
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            PUBLISHED ARTICLES            

  • “An Interview with John Sampen” 2006 publication for The Saxophone Journal
  • “A Short Lecture On Vibrato” Update Newsletter for North American Saxophone Alliance – Jan/Feb 2006
  • “MTNA Certification Examination” May 2002
  • “President’s Messages” NASA Update Newsletters – 1998-2001
  • “Londeix Dedication Article” in “Jean-Marie Londeix: Master of the Modern Saxophone” by Umble Roncorp, 2000
  • “Saxophone Concertos of Late 20th Century America" Saxophone Symposium, Winter 1994
  • “Saxophone Masterworks of Late 20th Century America" Saxophone Symposium, Fall 1993
  • “New Music Reviews” Saxophone Symposium, 1992-1993
  • “A Private Lesson with John Sampen” The Saxophone Journal, Sept/Oct 1992
  • “John Sampen” Feature article by Mary Natvig in The Saxophone Journal, Nov/Dec, 1992
  • “Saxophone” Band Guide Magazine, Sept/Oct, 1992

                RECORDINGS (CD'S)                

  • "The Electric Saxophone II" - AMP Records (2014)
  • “Mantras” by Narong Prangcharoen – Albany Records (2011)
  • “Trope” by Marilyn Shrude – Centaur Records (2010)
  • “Soundings” by Samuel Adler - Naxos Records (2008)
  • “Mild Violence” by Steve Ricks - Bridge 9256 (2008)
  • “Sky Scrapings” by Donald Freund - AUR 3126 (2005)
  • “Equipoise” – Nova CDs (2005)
  • “Shadows and Dawning” – Albany Records (2002)
  • “Visions in Metaphor” – Albany Records (2001)
  • “Distant Visions” – Equilibrium records ((2001)
  • “Café Music” – Innova Records (2001)
  • “First Chairs” – Albany Records (1998)
  • “The Electric Saxophone” – Capstone Records (1997)
  • “The Contemporary Saxophone – Neuma Records (1992)
  • “New Music Virtuosi” – Capstone Records (1988)
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            HONORS AND AWARDS            

  • Honorary Lifetime Member of North American Saxophone Alliance (2012)
  • Honorary Advisor for the Chengdu China Saxophone Association (2009)
  • Distinguished Member of SAI (2007)John Sampen and Sidney Ribeau
  • Elected member of six-person Comite International de Saxophone (2000-2003)
  • Past President of the North American Saxophone Alliance (1998-2001)
  • BGSU Distinguished Artist Professor (1997)
  • Finalist for the BGSU Olscamp Award (1993)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Artist Award (1988)
  • Phi Mu Alpha Faculty Excellence Award (1988)
  • BGSU Faculty Excellence Award (1979)                                                             

Sidney Ribeau and John Sampen                                 

 
 
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