Hartt Classical Saxophone Lineage
April 1st, 1940
Moshe Paranov appointed Sigurd Rascher to teach saxophone at The Hartt School. In the end it didn’t happen because Rascher was retained in Cuba without a work visa and Paranov rescinded the offer.
Donald Sinta began teaching at Hartt.
Prior to Donald Sinta’s appointment, only clarinet faculty taught saxophone. The clarinetist Henry Larsen was teaching immediately prior to Sinta.
James Hill began his career at Hartt where he was Instructor of Saxophone and Music Education, and conductor of the Hartt Concert Band. While at Hartt he was a frequent soloist with the Hartt Wind Ensemble, and also a consultant to the Functional Form Corporation in their research into synthetic saxophone reeds. Also while at Hartt, Hill began a 30-year tenure as a member of the Artist-Faculty at Canada’s prestigious Interprovincial Music Camp, and served as the Region 8 coordinator for the North American Saxophone Alliance. At The Ohio State University, Hill taught saxophone and courses in Woodwind Instrument Repertory for graduate students, as well as co-teaching Performance Enhancement with sports psychologist Dr. Neal Neuman. He performed throughout the United States with Dr. Thomas Wells as a member of “Duo Contemporain”. He appeared frequently as a performer and lecturer at North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, and with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Hill retired from Ohio State in 2015, and now divides his time between his wife and dogs, bicycling and kayaking.
Lynn Klock is Professor of Saxophone Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a position he held for 34 years, and in 2014 was awarded the University’s 2014 Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Previous faculty positions include the Hartt School of Music, University of Toledo, Olivet College, and the Interlochen National Music Camp.
Graduates of his program hold college and university teaching positions in the United States and Great Britain, teaching and administrative positions at every level of public and private schools, and playing positions in the premiere United States Military Bands.
As a Selmer Artist/Clinician and D’Addario Performing Artist, Mr. Klock is frequently featured as a soloist and clinician throughout the United States and overseas. For more than 45 years, he has been actively involved in getting new music written for the saxophone. His third solo recording of music dedicated to him will be released in 2020 on Albany Recordings. He can also be heard on the Open Loop, Gasparo, CRI, MSR, Mark, and Orion labels. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the Interlochen Arts Academy, his teachers include Larry Teal, Donald Sinta, and Jack Kripl.