The annual Shockingly Modern Saxophone Festival will feature performances from Augustana faculty and the Augustana College Saxophone Studio. All events are free and open to the public.
About Kyle Hutchins
Hailed as "epic" (Jazz Times), "formidable" (The Saxophone Symposium), and "gripping" (Star Tribune), Kyle Hutchins is an internationally acclaimed performing artist and improviser. He has performed concerts and taught masterclasses across five continents at major festivals and venues. He has recorded over two dozen albums on labels such as Carrier, Klavier, GIA, farpoint, Mother Brain, and his work has been recognized by awards and grants from DOWNBEAT, New Music USA, The American Prize, American Protégé International Competition, Music Teachers National Association, Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, and others.
Hutchins has served on the faculty of Virginia Tech since 2016, where he is Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of the New Music + Technology Festival at the Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology. Hutchins has a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, and Bachelors of Music in performance and Bachelors of Music Education degrees from the University of North Texas. His teachers include Eugene Rousseau, Eric Nestler, Marcus Weiss, and James Dillon.
Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts
3701 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
Free; not required