Bryson Borgstedt


Saxophone, Flute & Clarinet
TEACHING
Claflin University - Orangeburg, SC (September 2004 to June 2009)
• Artist-in-Residence / Director of Jazz
• Saxophone Studio and Ensemble
• Jazz Ensembles - Big Band and Combo
• Jazz Improvisation - Four Levels
• Saxophone and Woodwind Techniques Course

University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC
• Adjunct Instructor
• Jazz Improvisation Course (Spring 2005)
• Jazz Combos (Fall 2006)

Home Studio (1973 to Present)
• Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet Instruction

Nyack College - Nyack, NY (September 1992 - May 1998)
• Adjunct Instructor
• Saxophone Studio and Woodwind Techniques Course

Hammond School - Columbia, SC (September 1981 - February 1983)
• Band Director - Grades 5-12

PERFORMANCE
The United States Military Academy Band (1983 - 2003) • Lead Alto Saxophone with Jazz Knights (1983 - 1993)
• Jazz Tenor Saxophone with Jazz Knights (1993 - 2003)
• Performed in prominent venues such as: The Charles Ives Performing Arts Center (Danbury, CT); U.S. Mission to the United Nations (New York, NY); Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY) The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY); The Hatch Shell (Boston, MA)
• Performed for dignitaries and heads of state such as: Presidents George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, Ronald Reagan - Former Prime Minister John Major - Generals William Westmoreland, Gordon Sullivan, Eric Shinseki, John Abizaid - Former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeline Albright - Former Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz - Former President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin - Archbishop Desmond Tutu
• The Jazz Knights maintained a busy schedule that included concerts and educational clinics primarily in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Since returning to South Carolina in 2003
National • Touring Broadway Production of Chicago - Ken Peplowski with the Hilton Head Orchestra - Natalie Cole and The Manhattan Transfer with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra - Josh Groban - Aretha Franklin - Debby Boone with John Oddo - The Temptations - Lynn Roberts with Bob Alberti - Patti Austin with the Augusta Symphony - Louie Bellson - Ron Westray - Wycliffe Gordon - Guy Hovis & Ralna English - Kevin Mahogany - Recorded for John Valerio’s Post-Bop Jazz Piano published by Hal Leonard

Regional • Dick Goodwin - Jim Mings - Ross Holmes - John Valerio - Bert Ligon - Skipp Pearson - SC Jazz All-Stars - Columbia Jazz Orchestra - USC Conductors Institute Orchestra - South Carolina Philharmonic - Featured with Ridge View HS Jazz Band - Blythewood HS Jazz Band - USC Left Bank Band - Participated in Aiken Jazz Festival - South Carolina Jazz Festival - Three Rivers Music Festival - SC State Museum Jazz & Blues Festival

Career highlights include performances with: Morton Gould - Nancy Wilson - Clare Fischer - Manny Albam - Jim Walker - Pete Yellin - Bill Crow - Harry “Sweets” Edison - James Williams - Roswell Rudd - Marc Copland - David Earle Johnson - Doug Lawrence - Andy Fusco - Phil Markowitz - Steve Gilmore - Lynn Seaton - Vincent Herring - James Commack - James Carter - John Pizzarelli - Jeff Jarvis - Dennis Mackrel - Chris Valdala - Emil Richards - Steve Houghton - Drew Gress - John Riley - Bryon Stripling - Tony Kadleck - Bob Hope - Red Skelton - Redd Foxx - Bob Newhart - Milton Berle - The Spinners - The Temptations - Dave Ruffin - Brenda Lee - The Manhattans - The Jimmy Dorsey Band led by Lee Castle - Ray McKinley - The Hudson Valley Symphony Orchestra

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Music, (Multiple Woodwinds Performance Degree) University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 1978
• Master of Music, Commercial Music and Jazz Performance Degree) University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 1984
• Pi Kappa Lambda / Dean’s List

REFERENCES
• Available on request
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