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William H Street, DM, Certificat d'Aptitude (Saxophone)

Professor & Chair

Arts

Music

About Me

William Street, saxophonist, has performed and lectured in Belgium, Canada, Federation of Russia, France, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine and the USA. He tours frequently with pianist Roger Admiral and the Quatuor International de Saxophones emphasizing the importance of both solo and chamber music making.  2016 chamber music performances are scheduled in Alberta (Edmonton, Red Deer, Camrose, Calgary, Lethbridge), as well as in the US mid-west in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Champaign, Illinois.  Recent solo performances and lectures took place in San Jose, California as in well as Bordeaux and Strasbourg, France.  Upcoming activities in Bangkok, Malta, and the Province of Alberta. Since 2015, William serves as Chair of the Department of Music of the University of Alberta.

Strongly influenced by his former teachers Etheridge, Hemke and Londeix, Street has sought to make heard the music of today’s composers in his concerts. He can be heard on compact disc recordings Sunthesis: Les Septs Iles, L'Ensemble International de Saxophones, At Your Service with pianist Sylvia Taylor and the Centaur recording of Evolution V for five saxophonists by Marilyn Shrude, with the Chicago Saxophone Quartet. His recording of Tre Vie, Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra by Malcolm Forsyth with Grzegorz Nowak and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra was nominated for a 1999 Juno award and was re-issued in 2009.  Other recordings include Quatuor International de Saxophone LIVE, heliosaxo, MY VERY FIRST SOLO, Westwind, Canadian Music for Saxophone with Roger Admiral and Hard Rubber, Hard Elastic (2008), featuring Music for Alto Saxophone and Piano by Howard Bashaw.

Street also participated as a jury member and organizer for numerous international competitions in Belgium, France, Malta, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine and the United States. Currently in progress is the 5th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Bangkok, Thailand (2017) where William serves as International Coordinator.

He served as President of the North American Saxophone Alliance from 1992-1994.  His published work includes the English translation of Hello! Mr. Sax, ou les Paramètres du Saxophone (Leduc) by Jean-Marie Londeix, "Elise Boyer Hall," and "The Life of Elise Boyer Hall" in Les États Géneraux Mondiaux du Saxophone. Anna and William Street translated into English the Méthode d'étude de Saxophone, by Jean-Marie Londeix published by Éditions Henry Lemoine in Paris.  William also served as editorial consultant for the biography Jean-Marie Londeix, Master of the Modern Saxophone by James Umble (Roncorp, 2000).



Research

Solo and ensemble wind literature, with emphasis on contemporary classical music and saxophone.


Teaching

Solo saxophone, undergraduate and graduate; chamber music.