Hartt classical saxophone lineage

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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 In the end it didn’t happen because Rascher was retained in Cuba without a work visa and Paranov rescinded the offer.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


Lynn Klock 


Phil DeLibero

Kenneth Radnofsky has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras including the Leipzig Gewandhaus, New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur, Jerusalem Symphony with Gisele Ben-Dor and Boston Pops with John Williams.  Radnofsky premiered Gunther Schuller’s Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony (composer conducting), and David Amram's Concerto with the Portland Symphony, under Bruce Hangen. The 100 plus works he has commissioned also include Trester, Colgrass,  Harbison, Martino,  Gandolfi, Olivero, Yannatos, Perker, Jakoulov, Schwartz, Yang and Bell. He is Professor of Saxophone and Chamber Music at New England Conservatory, President of the Boston Woodwind Society, Founder of World-Wide Concurrent Premieres and Commissioning Fund, founding board member of Gunther Schuller Society,  co-founded the Amram Ensemble, is a Selmer Artist, and also teaches at Longy School and Boston University; website at: www.KenRadnofsky.com 


Ken Radofsky


Michael Menapace


Carrie Koffman 

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.

Michael Menapace grew up in New Jersey and entered The Hartt School of Music in 1989. His primary teacher was Kenneth Radnofsky for saxophone and Moshe Paranov for chamber music. He graduated in 1993 and then taught music in the Baltimore County, MD public schools. He was asked to return to Hartt to teach saxophone and chamber music in 1994. He performed throughout North America, in Europe and Australia and was the saxophonist with the Hartford Symphony. In 2002, Michael left his position at Hartt to practice law, later returning to The Hartt School to chair the Hartt Board of Trustees. 

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The Hartt School

200 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117

Upcoming Performances

Hartt by Heart with Heart

Feb 9, 2020

Berkman Recital Hall |  2 PM

Spring Fling!

April 16, 2020

Berkman Recital Hall |  7:30 PM

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