About the Studio
Across bachelors, masters and doctoral programs, the saxophone studio averages between 15-20 students. Out-of-state students make up a significant portion of the class. Advanced saxophonists interested in pursuing a music minor are also welcome to audition. All saxophone majors study with Dr. Michael Ibrahim for classical applied lessons. Supplemental technique lessons are taught by graduate students. Jazz majors, and those interested in furthering their jazz experience, study with Professor Jared Sims, director of jazz studies. Recent guest artists who have performed and taught at WVU include the Quasar Saxophone Quartet, Doug O'Connor, the DC Field Band Saxophone Quartet, Jan Berry-Baker, Paul Cohen, Christopher Creviston, Laurent Estoppey, Noa Even, James Flowers, Dan Graser, James Houlik, Steven Leffue, Jeffrey Loeffert, Steven Mauk, Angel Negrin, Jonathan Nichol, Stephen Page, Phil Pierick, Ryan Muncy, Joseph Murphy, John Sampen, Steven Stusek and Rhonda Taylor.