Instructor of Saxophone
Greg Case has served since 2003 as instructor of saxophone at the University of Connecticut, where he teaches applied study in classical and jazz saxophone as well as saxophone quartet. He is the co-principal saxophonist of the United States Coast Guard Band and has been a member since 1997. He has been a featured soloist in front of the band on numerous occasions throughout the country, including at the North American Saxophone Alliance northeast regional conference in 2005. He also has been a regular jazz soloist with the Coast Guard Swing Band, Dixieland Band, Big Band, and Jazz Combo. As a member of the United States Coast Guard Saxophone Quartet, he has performed at the internationally recognized conferences of the World Saxophone Congress, North American Saxophone Alliance, and Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. He also is a founding member of the Element Saxophone Quartet, winning medals at both the 2004 and 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. He can be seen performing with the Hartford Jazz Orchestra and the Goodspeed Opera Company. In 1994-1995 he performed with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as a saxophonist and woodwind doubler. In an effort to continue the creation of new works for saxophone, he has co-commissioned concertos by Libby Larsen and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lewis Spratlan. Case holds a master of arts degree in jazz studies from New York University and a bachelor of music degree in classical saxophone performance from Indiana University. His study has been with Eugene Rousseau, George Garzone and Ralph Lalama.