Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone
Office: Mabel Wood Hall 207
B. Mus. Ed., Jacksonville State University
M. Mus., New England Conservatory of Music
Clint Schmitt holds adjunct faculty positions at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Southern Adventist University where he teaches applied saxophone, music theory, woodwind methods and jazz survey classes. He holds degrees in Music Education from Jacksonville State University and in Saxophone Performance from The New England Conservatory of Music.
His resumé includes performances with such prestigious organizations as the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Opera Company of Boston, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Portland (Maine) Orchestra, the Peerless John Philip Sousa Band, WGBH-FM radio in Boston, WFMT-FM radio in Chicago, and the New England Conservatory Orchestra, as a concerto competition winner.
In addition to maintaining a full teaching schedule, Mr. Schmitt actively performs in the Chattanooga area in classical, jazz and commercial settings. Performances here have included working with The Temptations, The Impressions, the musicals State Fair and West Side Story, and two concerto appearances with The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. He regularly appears as guest conductor for the Big Band Fever concerts of the CSO.
Performances outside the Chattanooga area include appearances with the Alabama Symphony in both classical and jazz settings, guest solo performances at regional North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, the Southeastern Band Conference, the Georgia Music Educator's Conference, and the Anniston Museum Recital Series, as well as several recital appearances at various Southeastern Universities and Colleges.
Mr. Schmitt is a contributing member to the Worldwide Concurrent Premieres and Commissioning Fund, which has commissioned works for saxophone by composers Gunther Schuller, John Harbison, Michael Colgrass and Larry Bell.