Jennifer Bill

Lecturer, Saxophone |

Jennifer BillSaxophonist and conductor, Dr. Jennifer Bill performs solo and chamber music with a variety of groups around New England, including BRUSH|REED and the Chagall Performance Art Collaborative. She has performed contemporary chamber music with a variety of artists including vocalists, clarinetists, cellists, flutists, violinists, taped media, percussionists, wind quintet, and dancers. Currently she is working with a visual artist (Linnea Doyle) in the experimentation of the auralvisual in a collaboration named BRUSH|REED. She has participated in numerous world premieres for saxophone including A deep clear breath of life by John Plant, Two Reflections on Poems by Anne Sexton by Michael C. Kregler, Shift Shaf by Claudio Gabriele and Dreams for Mazes and Sax Quartet by David Krebs, The Miraculous Tale for saxophone and derabucca by Halim El-Dabh as part of World-Wide Concurrent Premieres, and works by Howard Frazin and Shih-Hui Chen as part of Worldwide Concurrent Premieres. Dr. Bill has been a guest soloist with the Boston University Wind Ensemble, performing John Harbison’s San Antonio, and with Northeastern University’s wind ensemble, performing David Maslanka’s Concerto. She has participated in national and world conferences including the World Saxophone Congress, the North American Saxophone Alliance national conference, and the North American Saxophone Alliance regional conference. In July of 2012 BRUSH|REED performed at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Dr. Bill is currently a Classical Artist/Educator endorser for Alexander Reeds.

As a conductor Dr. Bill currently leads the Boston University Concert Band and the Providence College Symphonic Winds. In May of 2011 she led the PC Symphonic Winds in a performance tour of Italy with performances in Napoli, Maiori, and Monte Porzio Cantone (Roma).
Dr. Bill is currently Faculty at Boston University (saxophone, chamber music, and director of concert band), and a Special Lecturer in Music at Providence College (conductor of symphonic winds, director of new music ensemble, theory, ear training, music appreciation, saxophone, and chamber music). She is the saxophone instructor, wind ensemble coordinator, and assistant director of the saxophone workshop for the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Dr. Bill also serves on the Board of Directors for World-Wide Concurrent Premiers and Commissioning Funds, Inc.

Dr. Bill received her education from Providence College (BA), The Boston Conservatory (MM) and Boston University (MusAD).

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