Dr. Masahito Sugihara
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Dr. Masahito Sugihara, Assistant Professor, saxophone
Program/Dept: Music, Theatre and Dance
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: DM, Northwestern University
BioDr. Masahito Sugihara is the assistant professor of saxophone at Morehead State University. He earned the Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University as a student of Dr. Frederick L. Hemke. Previous studies include with Marshall Taylor at Temple University and a masterclass with Claude Delangle. Sugihara has appeared as recitalist and clinician in Japan, Canada, Norway, and United States. He is a member of Amethyst Saxophone Quartet, Anaphora Ensemble, Chicago Reed Quartet, and Northshore Saxophone Trio, and has performed in the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Dal Niente, Grant Park Orchestra, Millennium Chamber Players, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Network for New Music, New York City Ballet, and Reading Symphony. An advocate of contemporary music, he has worked with such notable composers including, Lee Hyla, Christian Lauba, Zhou Long, Alvin Lucier, François Rossé, Mari Takano, Hans Thomalla, and Marc-Anthony Turnage. Previously, he has taught saxophone and chamber music in the Chicago area at Northwestern University, Roosevelt University and Trinity Christian College. Sugihara is a Rico Artist and performs on Rico Reserve Classic Alto Reeds.