Colin Young

Colin Young

Applied Music Associate Lecturer

Classical Saxophone and Clarinet

Colin Young is a concert saxophonist and educator living near Des Moines, Iowa. An active solo and chamber musician, Colin performs regularly with the piano trio Tres.  He also performs with the Des Moines Symphony and the Des Moines Metro Concert and Big Band.  As a member of the saxophone quartet Axius, Colin won prizes at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition and the North American Saxophone Alliance Saxophone Quartet Competition.  Colin currently serves on the faculties of Drake University and Grandview University in Des Moines Iowa as well as Grinnell College in Grinnell Iowa.  Mr. Young is working towards his DMA in Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Iowa where he studied with Dr. Kenneth Tse.  His previous teachers include Matthew Sintchak and Eugene Rousseau.  Before beginning his Masters degree with Eugene Rousseau at the University of Minnesota, Colin taught for three years in the public school system as a 5 – 12 grade instrumental music teacher.  Mr. Young is still active in the public school music programs around central Iowa as a lesson teacher and clinician.

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