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Myles Boothroyd

BIO

Myles Boothroyd is a performing artist dedicated to promoting the versatility of the saxophone across traditional genre boundaries. Comfortably “at home in [the] classical and jazz realm” (Grand Traverse Insider), Boothroyd maintains a commitment to diverse programming as a soloist and chamber musician. He is alto saxophonist for the East End Quartet, an award-winning ensemble founded at the Eastman School of Music. Known for curating eclectic and engaging concerts, the quartet has recently presented lecture-recitals on music from abroad while introducing international arrangements of Baroque repertoire into the American mainstream. East End has earned recognition for arranging works previously unpublished for saxophone quartet, and its members have collectively commissioned over twenty works by composers including Michael Djupstrom, Steven Bryant, Samuel Adler, and Graham Lynch.

Boothroyd’s work as a soloist and chamber musician has earned him numerous accolades and awards across the United States. He has earned top national prizes in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) solo and chamber competitions, North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) solo competition, and the Chamber Musical Yellow Springs competition.

He is a sought-after artist, clinician, and educator in the classical and jazz communities, and recent recitals and clinics have included those for Encore Winds in Traverse City, MI; the Bronner Performing Arts Center in Frankenmuth, MI; and Central Michigan University’s annual Saxophone Day.

Research Interests

  • Music Theory Pedagogy
  • Contemporary Music Business
  • Jazz Improvisation and Pedagogy

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Editor of The Saxophone Symposium (2013–present)
  • International Saxophone Academy, guest lecturer and administrator (2020–present)
  • Interlochen Arts Academy, guest lecturer and clinician (2020)

Publications

  • Organ Historical Society, national convention coordinator (2017–2018) Boothroyd, Myles. “Astral Artists: Preparing Tomorrow’s Musicians.” The Eastman Case Studies vol. 4 (Spring 2018)

Campus Involvement

  • UWSP Jazz Festival clinics (2019–present)
  • UWSP Honor Band clinics (2019–present)
  • UWSP STEAM Point Days (2018–2019)
  • Director of SaxPoint (UWSP saxophone ensemble) (2019–present)

Community Involvement

  • Associate Director, Very Young Composers of Central Wisconsin (2019–present)

Professional Memberships

  • National Association for Music Education (2012–present)
  • North American Saxophone Alliance (2010–present)
  • Wisconsin Music Education Association (2018–present)

I love the positive, productive, and energetic atmosphere in the UWSP Music Department! I love the “breakthrough” moments when students see their hard work pay off in the form of a long-desired accomplishment. These moments are mutual successes for the student, teacher, and field as a whole. Remember the passion that brought you to music and hang onto that feeling each day.

Myles Boothroyd

Assistant Professor - Saxophone

Office:
322 Noel Fine Arts Center

Education

DMA - Saxophone Performance and Literature
Eastman School of Music

MA - Music Theory Pedagogy
Eastman School of Music

MM - Performance and Literature, Saxophone
Eastman School of Music

BM - Music Education
Central Michigan University