Faculty & Staff
Assistant Professor of Saxophone
Prospective students interested in a complimentary lesson should contact Myles Boothroyd at Myles.Boothroyd@uwsp.edu.
- D.M.A. - Saxophone Performance and Literature – Eastman School of Music
- M.A. - Music Theory Pedagogy – Eastman School of Music
- M.M. - Performance and Literature, Saxophone – Eastman School of Music
- B.M. - Music Education – Central Michigan University
- Musicianship (Music Theory)
- Applied Saxophone
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 East End has earned recognition for arranging works previously unpublished for saxophone quartet, and its members have collectively commissioned over twenty works by composers including Michael Djupstrom, Steven Bryant, Samuel Adler,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.
Along with maintaining an active performing career, Boothroyd distinguishes himself as a researcher and scholar. He serves as assistant editor for The Saxophone Symposium, a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal of saxophone literature, performance, and pedagogy. A Presser Scholar and National Merit Finalist, he has shared original research at conferences in Cincinnati, Lansing, Honolulu, Chicago, and Montreal. His publications include articles for Note Bene and The Eastman Case Studies.
Boothroyd teaches as Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Music Theory at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He formerly served as Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY. Boothroyd holds a Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance and Literature and a Master of Arts degree in Music Theory Pedagogy from the Eastman School of Music. He is a recipient of the Eastman Arts Leadership Certificate and coveted Eastman Performer's Certificate, and in 2018, received the University of Rochester's Edward Peck Curtis Award for excellence in teaching by a graduate student. Boothroyd holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, with minors in Instrumental Music and Secondary Mathematics Education, from Central Michigan University.