Recognized in 2016 as the 3rd place Finalist for the American Prize in Instrumental Performance, Dr. Sean Mix has previously been named a semifinalist in the Londeix International Saxophone Competition (Bangkok, 2014) and the Dilson Florencio International Competition (Brasilia, 2015). Other recent highlights include a recital at the 17th World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France, and regular performances across the United States including appearances in Boston’s Jordan Hall, Goethe-Institut, and the Lily Pad; the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music; The Stone and Metropolitan Playhouse in New York City; and conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance. He has also appeared as soloist with the New England Conservatory Bach Ensemble, performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.
He has performed and recorded as saxophonist for ensembles throughout the Northeast, including the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Monadnock Chamber Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, Matti Kovler Ensemble, Boston Civic Symphony, New Thread Saxophone Quartet, and Chagall Performance Art Collaborative.
An enthusiastic interpreter of new music, Sean has collaborated with numerous composers, including Gunther Schuller, Christian Lauba, Thomas Oboe Lee, David Amram, Ken Ueno, Alex Mincek, Max Stern, Matti Kovler, John Corigliano, Christian Wolff, Frank Ticheli, James Yannatos, Baris Perker, and many more. He recently gave the European premiere performance of Christian Lauba’s 19th concert etude for saxophone, Partyta.
Sean holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in woodwind performance from the Boston University College of Fine Arts. He previously studied at New England Conservatory of Music (MM, GD) and the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music (BM). He is a member of the music faculty at the Wellesley Public Schools, where he enjoys working with young saxophone and clarinet students. He previously served as a graduate teaching assistant at Boston University, and has lectured and led masterclasses at Boston University, New England Conservatory, and Central Washington University.
Sean is an Endorsing Artist for Conn-Selmer, Inc. and Selmer Paris saxophones.