Lynn Klock

Lynn Klock is in demand as a saxophone soloist and Selmer clinician throughout the United States and abroad.  He has performed as a featured artist in Great Britain, Canada, and the British and American Virgin Islands and has the distinction of being the first saxophonist to be presented on the Warsaw Philharmonic Recital Series in Warsaw, Poland.  His Carnegie Hall debut received great acclaim from Peter G. Davis of the New York Times.  He has appeared as guest soloist with professional orchestras and bands including the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, Belgian Air Force Band, West Point Band, and numerous university, community, and high school bands.  He has been a soloist or clinician at the English Saxophone Congress (Cardiff, Wales), MENC National Conference, Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, CBDNA National Conference, Texas Bandmasters Association Conference, and Western International Band Clinic.  His recordings can be heard on CRI, Gasparo, Open Loop, Mark, and Orion.

As an advocate for new music for his instrument, Klock has had several dozen works dedicated to him, including a work by recent Pulitzer Prize winner Lew Spratlan.  He has premiered works by other Pulitzer Prize composers including Gunther Schuller, John Harbison, and Michael Colgrass as part of the World Wide Commissioning Project.

Klock is Professor of Saxophone at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is the saxophonist and bass clarinetist with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Since 1992, he has been a clinician for the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival and Summer Camp.


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