Exodus Saxophone Quartet
Hope Erickson, North Dakota native, is a professional saxophonist, chamber musician, and educator in styles such as classical and contemporary music. Currently residing in Tennessee, Erickson has performed as a soloist in the United States and Asia. She won the Southern Oregon University Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition in March 2015. She has presented at the Oregon Music Educators Association (OMEA), Southern Oregon Arts and Research (SOAR), North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) conferences, and the First Asian Saxophone Congress. She is a founding member and the tenor saxophonist of the Exodus Saxophone Quartet.
Her own saxophone education has extended nationwide. Her primary mentors include Rhett Bender and Clint Schmitt. She has participated and attended master classes by Carleton Macy, Steve Mauk, Greg Yasinitsky, Otis Murphy, Timothy McAllister, along with many others.
Over the past few years, Erickson has had the opportunity to fuse her love for music and philanthropy by working with the Britt Music and Arts Festival, as well as perform with the residential orchestra under the direction of Teddy Abrams.
Hope Erickson plays exclusively on Selmer Paris saxophones and mouthpieces.