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Classical Saxophonist Jessica Voigt is a young musician originally from Geelong, Australia. In December of 2013, Jessica completed a Master of Arts in Music Performance with internationally recognized performer and professor, Dr. Kenneth Tse at the University of Iowa. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor of Music Performance in 2009 at the Victorian College of the Arts with Honours from Monash University in 2010 under the direction of leading Australian saxophonists, Dr. Michael Lichnovsky and Barry Cockcroft.

Currently based in Austin, Texas, Jessica is establishing a reputation for excellence in the areas of teaching, performing and consulting with other young professionals on how to succeed as a music professional. She has written articles for the Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Magazine, and has published her “College Audition Preparation” book to help guide high school students through the daunting process of college applications. (Can be purchased HERE). She is also a faculty member at Concordia University of Texas in Austin where she teaches saxophone.

Recently, Jessica launched the Saxophone Academy Austin designed to promote and encourage excellence in students through exceptional lesson teaching, music camps and extra-curricular activities.

As a performer, Jessica’s recent highlights include appearances at; the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France, the Australian Saxophone Retreat, Saxophone Academy Sydney Winter School, CLASAX Supersax Sunday, Colorado Mesa University’s 2014 Single Reed Day, Simpson College’s 2014 Single Reed Day, the 2013, 2014 and 2015 North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences, the US Navy band International Saxophone Symposium, Austin Saxophone All-State Clinic and the European University of Saxophone in Gap, France. She has performed with the Austin Saxophone Enemble and the Waterloo Wind band and has a number of engagements in the upcoming year at Texas State University, the University of Houston and the University of Texas – San Antonio.

During her studies, Jessica was a national finalist in the 2013 Music Teacher’s National Association Chamber Music Competition, was invited to present and perform at the Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Festival in 2011 and in the same year also won Geelong’s Powercor Star Search and was selected as a National finalist in the Geelong Advertiser Music Competition. Jessica won the people’s choice award at the 2010 Gisborne International Music Competition and in 2008 was the regional winner of the Geelong Advertiser Music Competition in 2009.

With an interest in promoting new music for the saxophone, Jessica has commissioned a number of new saxophone pieces from young Australian and American composers and is constantly looking for ways to encourage and advance Australian saxophone music. Jessica has also worked closely with leading Australian music publisher Reed Music and plans on recording a CD of Australian music for the saxophone.

Jessica has performed as a soloist with the Geelong Community and Stonnington Symphony Orchestras and as a guest with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra, Victorian College of the Arts Symphony and Preston Symphony Orchestras. She has performed internationally with her Apsara Saxophone Quartet (2010) and on Melbourne’s 3MBS radio station with her Harmonium Saxophone Quartet (2010). Jessica was also featured on Australian composer Katy Abbott’s Sunburnt Aftertones chamber music CD, with a recording of Egyptian Wish.

Beyond her performance successes Jessica is also a passionate music educator, working with school-aged children for over seven years. She has tutored at a number of music camps in the United States and Australia, including Colorado Mesa University’s middle school music camp and Best of the West festival, Border Music Camp in Albury, Australia and the South Gippsland School Music Program in Leongatha, Australia. She has also conducted a number of music tours to schools across New South Wales and Victoria to work with and inspire the next generation of musicians.

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