Director - Orlando Youth Saxophone Choir
The Orlando Youth Saxophone Choir is under the direction of Steven Amann. Mr. Amann is currently the Adjunct Professor of Saxophone and Clarinet at Seminole State College in Sanford, as well as the Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Eastern Florida State College in Cocoa. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, he received his Bachelors of Music Performance degree in 2015 and Masters of Arts in Music degree in 2018. Along with his primary teachers George Weremchuk and Jonathan Helton, he has also attended the American Saxophone Academy at Eastman where he studied with Tim McAllister, Otis Murphy, Kenneth Tse, Carrie Koffman, and Chien-Kwan Lin, and the Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute in Maine where he studied with Frederick Hemke, Masato Kumoi, John Sampen, Gail Levinsky, and Sean Hurlburt. He is a currently the lead saxophonist for the Orlando Big Band, and performs with the SeaWorld Saxophone Quartet over the holiday season. Previously, he was a member of the National Intercollegiate Band in 2015 and 2017, as well as Southern Winds for their 2017/18 concert season. He also subs with the Same is Lame Jazz Ambassadors and the Orlando Saxophone Project, and performs with the Hippocrene Saxophone Ensemble at the University of Central Florida.
Mr. Amann helps with band programs in the area during the school year and the summer months, and also maintains a studio of his own private students. Over the summer, Mr. Amann helps with the UCF Saxophone Boot Camp, the Stetson Saxophone Workshop, the Bridgewater Music Camp, and the East Orlando Music Camp. Along with teaching his own studio of private students, Mr. Amann also teaches at DRF Studios in Maitland, run by Dan Ferri. Mr. Amann’s students have earned accolades including All County and All State memberships, Superior ratings at Solo & Ensemble, and membership in FSYO.