David Wegehaupt is a musician/saxophonist/improviser/teacher/human committed to the performance and promotion of contemporary music. He loves making and listening to sounds of many sorts and collaborates regularly with composers and musicians whose ideas and organizations of sound he finds to be particularly satisfying. So far, he’s played over fifty world premieres, many North American premieres, and countless household premieres. He now lives in Buffalo, New York after living in San Francisco, Phoenix, and Chicago over the last decade.
As a soloist and with the chamber groups he has co-founded (Anubis Quartet, Splinter Reeds, and Athletics), David has played recitals throughout the United States, in Mexico, Canada, Belgium, Greece, Germany, France, Italy, and Thailand. Since moving to Buffalo in August 2015, David has been involved with Wooden Cities and null point. He has appeared as a guest saxophonist with some pretty stellar groups, including the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Ensemble Dal Niente, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and Prism Saxophone Quartet.
David is lucky to have studied with three of the greatest saxophone teachers around while pursuing music degrees:
- Dr. John Sampen (Bachelor of Music, 2007 – Bowling Green State University)
- Jean-Michel Goury (Fulbright studies in France)
- Dr. Timothy McAllister (Master of Music 2010 – Arizona State University)
In his life so far, besides playing music and teaching saxophone lessons, David has worked on the curatorial team at a really cool museum, as a recording engineer, owned a dog running business, and worked at music venues doing stage manager-ish things.
Outside of music, David enjoys reading, running, nature, meditation and wobbly beginner yoga, various sports, eating, drinking, and many other normal-ish activities/things.
Contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org