xin gaoName: Xin Gao

Nationality: Chinese

Date of Birth: 9 Oct 1984

Music institution (s) attended: 8/2010 - Present, Doctor of Musical Arts. University of North Carolina at Greensboro 8/2009–5/2010, Master of Music. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 8/2008–5/2009, Graduate Study, University of Tennessee at Knoxville 8/2004–5/2008, Bachelor of Music. Magma Cum Laude. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Names of Principle Teachers: Steve Stusek Connie Frigo James Houlik Yusheng Li

Awards: Oct. 2012, Finalist, International Saxophone Symposium and Competition Oct. 2011, Winner Concerto Competition, UNCG Mar. 2011, First Place, National MTNA Young Artist Solo, Milwaukee, WI Mar. 2010, Third Place, National MTNA Young Artist Solo, Albuquerque, NM Nov. 2009, Winner, Pennsylvania State division of MTNA Young Artist Solo Competition Oct. 2009, Winner, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, Concerto Competition Jan. 2009, Winner,

UT School of Music Concerto Competition Jan. 2009, Third Place, Southern division of MTNA Young Artist Solo Competition, Petersburg Jan. 2008, Semifinalist, 2nd International Jean-Marie Londeix Saxophone Competition January 2008 Bankgok, Thailand

Professional Positions: 1/2014–5/2014, Visiting Lecturer, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, GA 8/2010–Present, Teaching Assistant, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO 8/2009–5/2010, Graduate Assistant, DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh, PA 8/2008–5/2009, Teaching Assistant, UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE