Saxophonist Austin Day is a certified K-12 Music Educator and holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a minor in Jazz Studies from
the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. He also holds a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado.
Prior to joining the Melody Institute of Music and Art faculty, Mr. Day worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Northern Colorado, directing
undergraduate ensemble courses. He was invited to speak as a guest lecturer in Jazz History and as a guest clinician at Utah State University and Brigham
Young University - Idaho. Throughout his career, Mr. Day has maintained a roster of woodwind students ranging from beginner to advanced, teaching classical performance, jazz studies, theory, and improvisation. He has also worked as a counselor and lecturer with the Skidmore Summer Jazz Camp, and as a counselor for the Crane Youth Music summer program.
Mr. Day believes that strong ears build strong musicians. He incorporates theory, ear training, and listening exercises into his lessons and encourages his students to constantly explore new music. He has performed in concerts and festivals in 4 countries, over 15 states, and has been involved in several recording projects, both as a leader and a sideman. Currently residing in New Jersey, he maintains an active schedule, performing at venues and events throughout the tri-state area.