Join us on Sunday, June 24th at 4:00 pm for a performance by saxophonist Robert Young with Emma Lin.
Our concert series brings touring artists for intimate performances in the museum. Programs range from classical to old-time, traditional Appalachian to jazz - with something for all ages. Our concert series runs monthly from June to September, as well as special events.
Concerts are on Sundays from 4 p.m. until approximately 6 p.m. They take place in our intimate Atrium, which seats 60 guests. Seating is first come, first served and the museum opens at 1 p.m. on Sundays during the summer. Each concert will have a brief intermission.
About the Artist
Robert Young joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in the fall of 2016. Dr. Young previously held teaching positions at SUNY-Potsdam's Crane School of Music, Wichita State University, Albion College, and the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts. In the summers of 2007-2010 he was on the faculty of the M-Pulse Saxophone Workshop held at the University of Michigan where he taught with renowned professor, Donald Sinta. Dr. Young served as Secretary on the Executive Committee of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) from 2013-2015.
Dr. Young has received numerous awards of regional, national, and international acclaim including semi-finalist at the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition (NYC), silver medalist at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, 3rd Prize Winner in the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, 1st prize of the Society of Musical Arts Competition, Winner of Tuesday Musicale of Detroit Competition, 1st Prize in the Josie Etta Daley Young Artist Competition, 3rd prize in the 2005 MTNA National Collegiate Young Artist Competition, 1st prize in the 2002 MTNA National Woodwind Competition, winner of the USC Young Artist Concerto Competition, and a finalist in the University of Michigan Concerto Competition.
He has performed with ensembles such as the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Charleston (SC) Symphony Orchestra, and University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist with the Wichita State University Orchestra, Wichita State University Wind Ensemble, Minot Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Michigan Concert Band.
Dr. Young has been invited as guest artist and clinician at several colleges and universities across the country such as the Rice University, University of North Texas, Curtis Institute of Music, University of South Carolina, Furman University, University of Idaho, Minot State University (ND), Oklahoma State University, and the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Young earned his Doctor of Musical Arts (2010) and Master of Music (2008) degrees in saxophone performance from the University of Michigan where he studied with Professor Donald Sinta. At the University of Michigan, he studied jazz saxophone with Dr. Andrew Bishop and was a recipient of the Lawrence Teal Fellowship. Young received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Carolina (2006) in saxophone performance where he studied with Dr. Clifford Leaman.
Robert Young is a Conn-Selmer artist, and plays Selmer (Paris) saxophones exclusively. He is also endorsed by D’Addario and plays exclusively on D’Addario saxophone reeds.
A native of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Emma enjoys a colorful career as a chamber musician and has had the joy of collaborating with many performers from all over the world. Her primary mentors include Dr. Allison Gagnon, Dr. Richard Zimdars, and Dr. Liza Stepanova. She has appeared in performances at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the University of Georgia, Musikhochschule Köln, SongFest, and Brevard Music Festival, as well as many master classes including those with Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, cellist David Geringas, renowned vocal coaches Warren Jones, Martin Katz, and Graham Johnson. Emma is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts from which she earned her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano.
Tickets for the 2018 season are now on sale and can be purchased online or in person at BRAHM’s front desk during regular museum hours.
Advance Purchase: $13, members, students, seniors, military, EBT cardholders / $18 all others
Day of Show: $15, members, students, seniors, military, EBT cardholders / $20 all others