Austin-based concert saxophonist Elizabeth Rosinbum (née Hanson) is a passionate educator and avid performer.
Rosinbum is Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Concordia University Texas and maintains a select private studio as the lead saxophone instructor in one of the most competitive districts in the state. Her commitment to educating the next generation of musicians has led to numerous successful enterprises beyond her private teaching career. Rosinbum was the first-ever saxophonist to be hired as a D'Addario Woodwinds clinician. Since her initial involvement in 2013, she has facilitated additional growth in this program by supervising and mentoring other clinicians in multiple states, authoring D'Addario's "Saxophone Survival Guide," and becoming a founding member of the D'Addario Educational Collective.
In 2014, she co-founded Saxophone Academy Austin (SAA) to create workshops, masterclasses, competitions, and summer camps designed for young saxophonists. SAA is now in its seventh year of providing world-class education to young artists throughout Texas. During the summer months, Rosinbum is a faculty member of the Great Plains Saxophone Workshop and Longhorn Music Camp's Middle School Saxophone Academy. In partnership with the North American Saxophone Alliance, she has mentored college students as they launch their own careers in the music industry. Rosinbum starts Austin Saxophone Ensemble (ASE) Youth South in the fall of 2021, bringing outstanding chamber music to middle and high school students in South Austin.
A skilled clinician and speaker, Rosinbum travels throughout the United States and internationally to lecture on woodwind pedagogy, entrepreneurship, performance psychology, and career strategies and business skills for musicians. She has spoken as a guest lecturer at multiple colleges and universities in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and overseas, and was recently featured in Episode 6 of the podcast "Pay to Play." She has also given hundreds of masterclasses in her role with D'Addario Woodwinds, where she showcases D'Addario mouthpieces, reeds, and accessories as educational outreach to young musicians.
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. She has premiered and/or commissioned works by Michael Mikulka, Jack Wilds, Rob Smith, Anna Meadors, James Lowrie, Shelley Washington, Andrew Koss, Alejandro Cimadoro, Brett Kroening, and Andrew Noseworthy. Rosinbum has performed with the Austin Saxophone Ensemble since 2017, and currently serves on the board. She is also a proud Key Leaves artist.
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 serves as a clinician and judge for the Texas Music Educators Association. She also served as an adjudicator for the North American Saxophone Alliance Region III collegiate competition.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a bachelor of music degree in saxophone performance under Lynn Klock and a minor in Psychology. In her undergraduate degree, she served as an Aural Skills teaching assistant under famed pedagogue Dr. Gary Karpinski. Rosinbum earned her masters from Arizona State University studying saxophone performance with world-renowned saxophonist Dr. Timothy McAllister. Her other teachers include Carrie Koffman, Michael Sakash, and jazz saxophonist Jim Allard.