• Clint Schmitt
    Clint Schmitt,
    Saxophone Instructor

    B.S., M.A., Jacksonville State University
    M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
    Email: cschmitt@leeuniversity.edu  

    Clint Schmitt holds faculty positions at Lee University, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Southern Adventist University, where he teaches applied saxophone. He holds degrees in Music Education from Jacksonville State University and in Saxophone Performance from The New England Conservatory of Music.

    His resume includes performances with such prestigious organizations as the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Opera Company of Boston, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Portland (Maine) Orchestra, the Peerless John Philip Sousa Band, WGBH-FM radio in Boston, WFMT-FM radio in Chicago, and the New England Conservatory Orchestra, as a concerto competition winner.

    In addition to maintaining a full teaching schedule, Mr. Schmitt actively performs in the area in classical, jazz, and commercial settings. Performances here have included working with The Temptations, The Impressions, the musicals State Fair and West Side Story, and two concerto appearances with The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. He has twice led the Big Band Fever! Concerts with the CSO.

    Performances outside the Chattanooga area include appearances with the Alabama Symphony in both classical and jazz settings, guest solo performances at the Southeastern Band Conference, the Georgia Music Educator's Conference, and the Anniston Museum Recital Series, as well as several recital appearances at various Southeastern Universities and Colleges.

    Mr. Schmitt is a contributing member to the Worldwide Concurrent Premiers and Commissioning Fund, which has commissioned works for saxophone by composers Gunther Schuller, John Harbison, Michael Colgrass, and Larry Bell.

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