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Jeffrey Allardyce

Title

Adjunct Professor of Saxophone

Discipline

Music

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Biography

Jeffrey Allardyce currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Alma College as he finishes his Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance and Master’s in Music Theory Pedagogy at Michigan State University. At MSU, he has served as a graduate teaching assistant for the past three years in both the saxophone and music theory areas. 

As a soloist, Allardyce competed in the 8th International Adolphe Sax Competition in Dinant, Belgium in addition to being a finalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Collegiate Solo Competition. As a chamber musician, he holds the tenor chair in Sound Session, an award-winning saxophone quartet that received first place in the Fischoff “Lift Every Voice” Competition, NASA Quartet Competition, MTNA Chamber Music Competition, Barbara Wagner Chamber Music Competition, and NOLA Chamber Fest. As an ensemble musician, he has performed locally with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. Beyond the United States, he has performed in saxophone ensembles at the 17th and 18th World Saxophone Congresses in Strasbourg, France and Zagreb, Croatia, respectively. 

Educational Background:  

  • BME, Central Michigan University (2019) 
  • B.M. Saxophone Performance, Central Michigan University (2019) 
  • M.M. Saxophone Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester (2021) 

My Expertise

Saxophone Pedagogy; Chamber Music; Music Theory.