Resumé


SIMON HUTCHINGS  -  WOODWINDS

 

 

EDUCATION


Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

D.M.A. in Solo Performance (ABD)                             coursework completed - 2004

 

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

M.Mus. in Performance Pedagogy                                                                        1998

 

Trinity College of Music, London, UK

G.T.C.L. (B.Mus. Equivalent)                                                                                     1994

 


PRINCIPAL TEACHERS


Dr. Joseph Wytko, Arizona State University (saxophone)                         1996-2004

Hale Hambleton, Trin ity College of Music (saxophone/clarinet)             1992-1994

Christopher Gradwell , Trinity College of Music (saxophone)                   1991-1992

Tereasa Payne, private (flute)                                                                      2001-present

Bobby Lamb, Trinity College of Music (jazz)                                                    1991-1995

 


OTHER TEACHERS/MASTERCLASSES


Dr. Eugene Rousseau, Dr. Frederick Hemke, Eddie Daniels, Samuel Pilafian (Empire Brass Quintet,) Joe Temperly (Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra,) Sal Lozano (Big Phat Band,) Dan Higgins (LA studios,) David Campbell, Herb Geller, John Harle, Chris Vadala


  

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

 

>   The Lion King, Broadway, NYC – reed 2 substitute                                 2017-pres.

>   The Book of Mormon, Broadway, NYC – reeds substitute                    2015-pres.

>   Two River Theater (num. prods,) Red Bank, NJ – woodwinds            2014-pres.

>   Tuacahn Center for the Arts (num. prods,) Ivins, UT - wwds.            2011-pres.

>   Craig Turley Orchestras (broadway and artists tours,) FL – wwds.  2004-2017

>   Pocono Mountains Music Festival, Skytop, PA – woodwinds         2015+2017

>   Camelot, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT – woodwinds                 2016

>   Peter Pan, Transport Group, Off-Broadway, NYC – clarinets                             2016

>   Ragtime on Ellis Island, Ellis Island, NYC – clarinets                                      2016

>   West Side Story, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ - woodwinds                 2016

>   Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, UT – woodwinds                  2011+2014

>   White Christmas, Northern Stage, Wh. River Junct, VT - wwds.                     2013

>   Florida Lakes Orchestra , Orlando, FL –clarinet and flute extra        2010-2013

>   Naples Philharmonic, FL - saxophone extra                                            2007-2013

>   College of Central Florida, Ocala, FL – lecture recital series                           2011

>   Bethune-Cookman University faculty recitals – saxophone soloist             2010

>   Grace University, Omaha, NE – sax soloist with Symph. Band         2008+2009

>   Cent. Fl. Symph. Orch, Ocala, FL - principal and bass clarinet          2006-2009

>   Daytona State College faculty recitals - saxophone soloist                  2005-2008

>   Seaside Music Theater (num. prods,) Daytona Beach, FL – wwds.   2003-2008

>   Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, AZ - saxophone extra                         1999-2004

>   Joseph Wytko Saxophone Quartet, AZ - alto saxophone                  1998-2004

>   USAF Falconaires Jazz Ensemble - saxophone extra                                      1998

>   Henley Arts Fest. Young Musicians’ Series, UK - solo recitals      1993+1994

 

As a member of the Helios Saxophone Quartet:

>  Recitals at colleges and high schools throughout the US                            2003-2008

>  Featured soloists with Sarasota Pops Orchestra, FL                                                 2006

>  North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference recital, IA                  2006

>  Encore Chamber Music Series recital, St. Petersburg, FL                                       2005

>  Artists-in-Residence at Brevard College, Brevard, NC                                2004-2005

>  Performance at XIII World Saxophone Congress, Minneapolis, MN                   2003

 

As a member of the Areté Woodwind Doubling Quartet:

>   California State University, Long Beach guest artist recital                        2012

>  Bethune-Cookman University guest artist recital                                              2012

  

National Tours

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Matilda, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, The Wizard of Oz, Porgy and Bess, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Jekyll and Hyde, West Side Story, Wicked, Spamalot, The King and I, Annie, My Fair Lady, Chicago, Legally Blonde, La Cage aux Folles, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sweet Charity, Little Shop of Horrors, Young Frankenstein, A Chorus Line, The Color Purple, The Addams Family, Shrek, The Rat Pack – Live at the Sands

 

Artists Accompanied

Sting, Joan Rivers, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, The Temptations, Marie Osmond, Don Rickles, The Four Tops, Steve and Eydie, Frankie Avalone, Bernadette Peters, Clay Aiken, Gladys Knight, Regis Philbin, Michael Bolton, The New York Tenors, Robert Goulet, Shirley Jones, Fabian, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Bebe Neuwirth, Bob Newhart, The Irish Tenors, Lorna Luft, Tommy Tune, Sandy Duncan, Bobby Rydell, Idina Menzel, Dennis DeYoung of STYX



COMPETITIONS


>  Concert Artists Guild Competition - semi-finalist                                                 2005

>  Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition - Gold Medal winner           2003

>  Coleman Chamber Ensembles Competitionwinner                                           2003

>  Monterey International Chamber Music Competitionwinner                       2000

>  BBC Radio 2 Young Musician of the Yearrunner-up                                        1994



PREMIERES/DEDICATIONS/COMMISSIONS


>   Mike Crotty                                                              commission/premiere - 2012

       ...From the Darkness of the Desert, woodwind doubling quartet

>  Teryn Carter                                                                                       premiere - 2012

      The Wandering Mind, woodwind doubling quartet

Russell Scarbrough                                                  commission/premiere - 2012

      Areté, woodwind doubling quartet

 James Rae                                                                dedication/US premiere - 2005

      Sonatina, tenor saxophone and piano

>   Robert Glenn Palmer                                             dedication/premiere - 2005

      Dreamscape, saxophone quartet

>  Patrick Schulz                                                            dedication/premiere - 2005

      Refractions III, saxophone quartet

>  David Stanhope                                                                                premiere - 2002

      3 Songs Without Words, saxophone quartet and band

 Hyekyung Lee                                                                              US premiere - 2001

      Sonatina, soprano saxophone and piano

 Steven Grieco                                                                                    premiere - 2000

      Two Worlds, alto saxophone and percussion

 


RECORDINGS

 

 The Ballad of Little Jo - Original Cast Recording, Concord Records              2017

>  Big Band Classics - The Craig Turley Orchestra, Craig Turley                       2006

Horns of Plenty - Trinity College Big Band, Tantara Productions, Inc.        2004

EnTangoment - Joseph Wytko Sax Quartet, Time Grabber Digital              2000

A Swingin’ Christmas - The Heavenly Seven, Daddy-O Records                      1998

Trinity Fair - Trinity College Big Band, Hep Records                                        1995



PUBLICATIONS


'Sound Innovations' Band Method Series/DVD  - Alfred Music Pub.           2011

     Alto Saxophone Book– featured presenter for accompanying masterclass DVD

     Clarinet Book– featured presenter for accompanying masterclass DVD




TEACHING EXPERIENCE


3rd Street Music School Settlement, New York, NY                                   2016–present

Woodwinds Teaching Artist

Coached woodwinds masterclasses at after-school programs.


Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL                                         2005–2013

Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone and Chamber Music

Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and administered all grades.

 

Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL                                                        2005-2013

Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone, Clarinet, and Chamber Music

Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and administered all grades.

 

Arizona Community School of Music, Tempe, AZ                                             1998-2004

Instructor of Saxophone

Individual instrumental instruction.

 

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ                                                                   1998-2003

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Assisted professor of saxophone in studio and chamber music instruction,

jazz saxophone ensemble, and woodwind methods classes. 

 


ACADEMIC HONORS


>  Arizona State Univ. Regents Band Scholarship/                               1996-2003

                                          TuitionWaiver

>  Arizona State Univ. - Contemporary Music Soc. Chamber            2000+2001

       Group Performance Competition Winner

>  Arizona State Univ. - Contemporary Music Soc. Solo                                  2000

       Performance Competition Winner

>  Trinity College of Music - Jazz Scholarship                                                1994-1995

Radio

Brown: Gumbo Hump
O'Reilly: Willie Nillie
Smith: Mood Music I
Scarlatti: Sonata (K9)
Dubois: Variations
Ilyinsky: Cradle Song
Porter: Begin the Beguine (Warner Bros. Music)
Raskin/Mercer: Laura (EMI Robbins Catalog, Inc.)
Carmichael: Stardust (Songs of Peer, LTD.)
David: Introduction
Creston: Mvt. I - With Vigor
Noda: Phoenix for Solo Saxophone
Heavenly Seven: Swing Daddy
Shay/Fisher/Goodwin: When You're Smiling
Handel: Mvt. IV - Allegro
Harvey: Mvt. III - Squirtzetto
Gershwin: Soon
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