Christopher Dickhaus

Christopher Dickhaus

Hailing from Miami, saxophonist Chris Dickhaus has garnered a reputation for his performing and teaching.

Since 2006, Chris has built an active performance schedule throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and has had the opportunity to perform in all the major venues in the area. As a former member of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and the North Texas Wind Symphony, Chris has performed the best contemporary wind orchestra literature and, under the baton of Eugene Corporon, has been included on fifteen recording projects.

In addition to being an integral player in the freelancer scene, Chris was a two-time MTNA National Chamber Music Competition finalist (2008-09) as part of the North Texas Saxophone Quartet, won first place at the North Carolina MTNA solo competition (2005), second place at the MTNA southern region solo competition (2006), and has performed as soloist throughout the United States and abroad, including at the XVI World Saxophone Congress in Scotland.

During this time in Texas, Chris grew and maintained a robust studio of over 65 pre-college students each year, over 70 of whom went on to success at All-Region, with 5 All-State placements, and many more receiving superior ratings and awards at Solo, and Ensemble competitions.

Chris holds performance degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the University of North Texas, having studied with Steven Stusek, and Eric Nestler, respectively. While attending UNT, Chris was awarded a three-year teaching fellowship that allowed him to teach 10-13 college saxophonists per semester, and coach quartets.

Currently residing in Cedar Falls, Chris joined the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa as the Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone in fall 2016, and, in addition, will begin his role as Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Winona State University (MN) in fall 2017.

Education

  • Bachelor of Music - Saxophone Performance, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro
  • Master of Music Saxophone Performance, University of North Texas, Denton