Developing Large Ensemble Skills Through Chamber Music
- Chamber music provides students with increased insight into performance in large ensembles and serves as an effective approach to instilling and reinforcing musical concepts, critical thinking and technical skills. As the former saxophone section for the Michigan State University Wind Symphony, the h2 quartet provides models for the development of large ensemble skills within a chamber setting.
- Jeffrey Loeffert (email@example.com)
- 12/17/2014 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
- Meeting Room W185
- Jeffrey Loeffert is the Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Music Theory at Oklahoma State University. As a founding member of the h2 quartet, Loeffert has won numerous chamber music prizes including First Place – Gold Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and First Place at the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition. Loeffert graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Music double major in Saxophone Performance and Jazz Studies. A Frank Huntington Beebe scholar, Loeffert studied in Paris at the CRR – Cergy-Pontoise and the CRR – Boulogne-Billancourt. Loeffert completed graduate studies at Michigan State University (MSU) as the recipient of a University Distinguished Fellowship. He received a Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance and a Master of Music degree in Music Theory Pedagogy. At MSU, he was awarded the Paul Harder Award for music theory and composition. Loeffert received his DMA degree from MSU.