At Saxophone Academy Austin, we believe the best eduction comes from those teachers who are active in their fields of performance, and also who are avid educators. With this in mind, all of our faculty are screened and interviewed to ensure that your students receive the best possible training with teachers that suit their needs.
Below you will find a list of our current faculty.
Founder and Director
Private Lesson Co-ordinator
Classical Saxophonist Jessica Voigt is an Australian saxophonist, professor, teacher, chamber musician and entrepreneur. In December of 2013, Jessica completed a Master of Arts in Music Performance with internationally recognized performer and professor, Dr. Kenneth Tse at the University of Iowa. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor of Music Performance in 2009 at the Victorian College of the Arts with Honours from Monash University in 2010 under the direction of leading Australian saxophonists, Dr. Michael Lichnovsky and Barry Cockcroft.
Currently based in Austin, Texas, Jessica is establishing a reputation for excellence in the areas of teaching, performing and consulting with other young professionals on how to succeed as a music professional. She has written articles for the Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Magazine, and has published her "College Audition Preparation" book to help guide high school students through the daunting process of college applications. (Can be purchased HERE). She is also a faculty member at Baylor University where she teaches saxophone and entrepreneurship, is The University of Texas at Austin COFA liaison in Entrepreneurship and Administrative Associate at the Butler School of Music .
Recently, Jessica launched the Saxophone Academy Austin designed to promote and encourage excellence in students through exceptional lesson teaching, music camps and extra-curricular activities.
As a performer, Jessica's recent highlights include appearances at; the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France, the Australian Saxophone Retreat, Saxophone Academy Sydney Winter School, CLASAX Supersax Sunday, Colorado Mesa University's 2014 Single Reed Day, Simpson College's 2014 Single Reed Day, the 2013, 2014 and 2015 North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences, the US Navy band International Saxophone Symposium, Austin Saxophone All-State Clinic and the European University of Saxophone in Gap, France. She has performed with the Austin Saxophone Enemble and the Waterloo Wind band and has a number of engagements in the upcoming year at Texas State University, the University of Houston and the University of Texas - San Antonio.
During her studies, Jessica was a national finalist in the 2013 Music Teacher's National Association Chamber Music Competition, was invited to present and perform at the Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Festival in 2011 and in the same year also won Geelong’s Powercor Star Search and was selected as a National finalist in the Geelong Advertiser Music Competition. Jessica won the people’s choice award at the 2010 Gisborne International Music Competition and in 2008 was the regional winner of the Geelong Advertiser Music Competition in 2009.
With an interest in promoting new music for the saxophone, Jessica has commissioned a number of new saxophone pieces from young Australian and American composers and is constantly looking for ways to encourage and advance Australian saxophone music. Jessica has also worked closely with leading Australian music publisher Reed Music and plans on recording a CD of Australian music for the saxophone.
Jessica has performed as a soloist with the Geelong Community and Stonnington Symphony Orchestras and as a guest with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra, Victorian College of the Arts Symphony and Preston Symphony Orchestras. She has performed internationally with her Apsara Saxophone Quartet (2010) and on Melbourne’s 3MBS radio station with her Harmonium Saxophone Quartet (2010). Jessica was also featured on Australian composer Katy Abbott’s Sunburnt Aftertones chamber music CD, with a recording of Egyptian Wish.
Beyond her performance successes Jessica is also a passionate music educator, working with school-aged children for over seven years. She has tutored at a number of music camps in the United States and Australia, including Colorado Mesa University's middle school music camp and Best of the West festival, Border Music Camp in Albury, Australia and the South Gippsland School Music Program in Leongatha, Australia. She has also conducted a number of music tours to schools across New South Wales and Victoria to work with and inspire the next generation of musicians.
Director of Events
Concert saxophonist Elizabeth Rosinbum (née Hanson) is an avid performer and passionate educator.
Rosinbum has performed nationally and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. Recent highlights include the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium in Fairfax, Virginia, the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Conferences in Tempe, Arizona, Norman, Oklahoma, and Lubbock, Texas, the New England Saxophone Symposium in Amherst, Massachusetts, the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France, and the European University of Saxophone in Gap, France.
In November 2014, she made her concerto debut as the featured soloist with the Austin Symphonic Band, performing Claude T. Smith's "Fantasia" under the baton of Richard Floyd. In July 2015, she performed two world premieres by Houston-based composer Rob Smith and Austin-based composer Michael Mikulka as part of Gap Duo at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France. Her upcoming recording project features the music of local composers in central Texas.
Rosinbum was the grand-prize winner of the All-American Music Festival and won third place in the Music Teachers National Association Young Artists Woodwind competition for the state of Arizona. Now on the other side of the table, she currently serves as a clinician and judge for the Texas Music Educators Association.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a bachelor of music degree in saxophone performance under Lynn Klock. Rosinbum earned her masters from Arizona State University studying saxophone performance with world-renowned saxophonist Dr. Timothy McAllister. Her other teachers include Carrie Koffman and Michael Sakash.
Committed to educating the next generation of musicians, Rosinbum maintains a select private studio in central Texas. She co-founded Saxophone Academy Austin in 2014 to create workshops, masterclasses, and camps designed for young saxophonists.
A skilled clinician and speaker, Rosinbum travels throughout the United States to lecture on woodwind pedagogy, entrepreneurship, and career strategies and businesses skills for musicians. She is also a D'Addario Artist and Reserve Method Clinician, showcasing D'Addario mouthpieces, reeds, and accessories in saxophone masterclasses throughout the Austin area as educational outreach to young musicians.