Woodwind Faculty: Timothy Ruedeman

Timothy Ruedeman, saxophonist, is active as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. Recent solo performances include Pisa D’estate festival in Italy, a solo performance with the S.E.M. ensemble, and performances of concerti by Glazunov, Flagello, Rabb, and Hampton.

An avid orchestral and chamber performer, Mr. Ruedeman has performed with the Charleston Symphony, Long Island Philharmonic, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Pops, the S.E.M. Ensemble, the Absolute Ensemble, Juilliard Symphony, Rutgers Festival Orchestra, Nassau Pops Ensemble, and the New Jersey Saxophone Ensemble. He has also performed with James DePriest, Petr Kotik, Louis Lane, the American Brass Quintet, James Moody, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Peter Erskine.

Mr. Ruedeman is a founding member of the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet, a chamber ensemble dedicated to presenting the saxophone as a serious concert medium. Fanfare magazine wrote, “The perfection of ensemble they have achieved is astonishing. In matters of intonation, phrasing, articulation, and interpretive insight they equal the finest of our currently performing string quartets. Here they have found seven compositions that ably demonstrate their technical prowess and affective range.”

Mr. Ruedeman can be heard on recordings with the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet: America’s Millennium Tribute to Adolphe Sax Vol. V and Vol. VII, (University of Arizona Recordings), and The American Muse: A Century of American Works for Saxophone Quartet, (Allegro Records), and with the Absolute Ensemble: Archetchtonics: the Music of Erki Sven Tuur (CC’nC).