Saxophone Performance Stuff
Gary Scavone specializes in the performance of contemporary concert
music and encourages new works incorporating the saxophone. His
teachers have included Michael Ried, Ronald Caravan, Sigurd Rascher,
Jean-Marie Londeix, and Hal Stein. His studies with Monsieur Londeix
took place at the National Conservatory of France in Bordeaux while on
a Fulbright Scholarship. While living in New York, he was a member of
the Aeolian Saxophone Quartet and principal alto saxophonist
with the New York Chamber Saxophones. During his years in the
San Francisco Bay area, he performed at numerous venues and played on
many occasions with the San Francisco Saxophone Quartet.
Mr. Scavone was previously the Technical Director of the Center for
Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, where
he received a Ph.D in "Computer-Based Music Theory & Acoustics" and a
Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He is now
Assistant Professor in the Music Technology area of the Schulich School of Music
at McGill University. Mr. Scavone currently performs with the
Frontier Saxophone Quartet in the Upstate New York area.
On a lighter note, Mr. Scavone prides himself with having performed in almost every major European capital --- as a street musician during the summers of 1987, 1988, and 1990.
Frontier Saxophone Quartet
A chronicle of the street musician experiences of Dan Gordon and Gary Scavone in 1987 and 1988: