Wilson Poffenberger - Online Saxophone Lesson Teacher




D.M.A. University of Illinois


COP. CRR de Boulogne-Billancourt

Paris, France

M.M. Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Ohio

Boston based saxophonist WILSON POFFENBERGER is quickly establishing himself as a soloist, educator, chamber musician and improviser. Currently, Wilson is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance and literature at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he recently received ABD status.

As an avid soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Poffenberger has garnered prizes at the international and national levels. Including 1st prize at the 2020 UISO Concerto Competition, 1st prize at the 2020 NASA Collegiate Saxophone Quartet Competition, Silver Medal at the 2019 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, 1st Prize at the 2019 Krannert Debut Artist Competition and Grand Prize at the 2017 Enkor International Woodwind and Brass Competition, among others.

In addition to Mr. Poffenberger’s performing career, he is a passionate educator maintaining a small private saxophone studio and recently finishing his tenure as the split classical and jazz teaching assistant and UIUC. He has given masterclasses and lectures at Elmhurst College, Hiram College, Youngstown State University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

When Wilson’s not playing saxophone, you can find him brewing pour-over coffee, tinkering with his Sony mirrorless camera or watching copious amounts of backpack reviews on YouTube.