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Jeremy Koch

jeremy_kochJeremy P. Koch is an active saxophonist, chamber musician and teacher based in the Washington D. C. area. He has been a member of the USAF Band since 1998 where he has been a featured concert soloist on national tours as well as performed with diverse artists such as: Tony Bennett, Wynonna Judd, and Kool & the Gang. As a freelance saxophonist, Jeremy performs with The United States Air Force Saxophone Quartet, Reed5, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Prince William Symphony Orchestra, Serapis Ensemble, DC Syndicate and Great Noise Ensemble.

Committed to teaching, he regularly presents clinics and recitals throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. In addition, he has presented saxophone clinics at numerous universities including The Universities of North Carolina, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana and North Dakota State University. He maintains a private studio in Northern Virginia and is adjunct professor of saxophone at Shepherd University and Northern Virginia Community College.

A proponent of new music, Jeremy has premiered solo and saxophone quartet works at numerous conferences of the World Saxophone Congress, North American Saxophone Alliance, International Saxophone Symposium and the American Composers Forum. He can be heard with AUR on America’s Millennium Tribute to Adolphe Sax, Volume III performing John Howell Morrison’s Light Possessing Darkness. Most recently he has formed a new music duo, Six Impossible Things, commissioning and encouraging young composers by introducing these works to the general public.

Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Music Performance from Luther College in Decorah, IA, where he was a two-time concerto competition winner. As a teaching assistant, he received a Master of Music Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he performed with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera, Prairie Ensemble, and Estilo Chicago. His teachers include Debra Richtmeyer, Jonathan Helton, Michael Chesher, and Jean-Marie Londeix at Le Domaine Forget.