Congratulations to Zach Shemon, a doctoral student of Associate Professor Otis Murphy, who has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Missouri-Kansas City starting fall 2013.
“We all send hearty congratulations to Zach, wishing him the very best in his new teaching position!” said Murphy.
Zachary Shemon’s performance career has led to appearances around the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician. Shemon just returned from a tour of the Pacific Northwest with the PRISM quartet, performing in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. This spring, he will perform at Cornell University, followed by a trip to China as a featured artist with the quartet, performing on the Beijing Modern and Tianjin May festivals.
He holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BM, BSE, MM) and Indiana University (Performer Diploma) where is studied with Donald Sinta and Otis Murphy, respectively. He has also received instruction at the Université Européenne de Saxophone in Gap, France and at the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Zachary Shemon is a Conn-Selmer artist and performs on Selmer (Paris) saxophones. He is also a Rico Performing Artist and endorses Rico Reserve Classic saxophone reeds.