Dr. Brian Kauth is an active performer and teacher of the saxophone currently serving on the faculty of the Ellenville Central School District in Ellenville, NY. He currently performs as a member of the New York Wind Symphony, the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Swing Shift Orchestra, the Big Blue Big Band, and the Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra, in addition to being a regular performer at conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance and the International Navy Band Saxophone Symposium.
A proponent of new music, Dr. Kauth has worked with several composers to contribute to the saxophone repertoire, premiering works by Michael Bies, Brandon Nelson, Jamie Leigh Sampson, Marc Satterwhite, Andrew Martin Smith, and James Willey.
Dr. Kauth is equally at home researching and teaching. He maintains a private studio in the Hudson Valley region, teaching a wide range of students from beginners to college-bound seniors. His research into the saxophone concerto of Roman Palester has led to an increased interest in this long-forgotten work, culminating in his doctoral dissertation and his premiere performance of the original version at SMR 100: The Sigurd M. Raschèr Centennial Celebration held at SUNY Fredonia. Additionally, his scholarly articles have been published in Saxophone Today and The Saxophone Symposium.
Dr. Kauth studied saxophone with Lawrence Gwozdz, Wildy Zumwalt, and Laurence Wyman, and received additional instruction from Carina Raschèr, Jean-Marie Londeix, and the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, earning degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi and The State University of New York at Fredonia. He may be heard on the Sax-Chamber Orchestra’s most recent recording, Parabolically Bach, available on Roméo Records.