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Philip Pierick

Title: Saxophonist, Improviser, Singer, and Educator
Program Graduation: DMA, ALP Certificate 2017
Musical Studies: Saxophone
Musical Specialties: Chamber Music, Education, New Music, Soloist


Classically trained and experimentally minded, Chicago-based saxophonist, improviser, singer, and educator Phil Pierick has been called “the Swiss Army knife of saxophonists.” Though equally at home performing music spanning the past five centuries, he is an emphatic advocate for new music and has commissioned more than 25 new works and presented over 50 premieres. I CARE IF YOU LISTEN describes his duo Ogni Suono’s 2018 album, SaxoVoce, as “a tour de force of new possibilities for saxophone and voice.” He has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Slovenian Armed Forces Band, and Taiwan-based MIT. Phil has taught at the Eastman School of Music, the University of Illinois, the College of Wooster, and as a guest at more than three dozen universities and conferences around the world.