BM As a passionate performer and educator, Tae Ho Hwang is dedicated to advancing the saxophone repertoire by exposing new works to audiences and inspiring future generations. An advocate of expanding the saxophone repertoire, Tae Ho Hwang often commissions and performs music of living composers. This coming year, he plans to premiere works by composers Nicholas Bentz, Elliott Grabill, Laura Spence, and Sam Torres. Tae has performed works of world-renowned composers such as William Albright, Luciano Berio, Edison Denisov, and Robert Muczynski.
In 2015, Tae won the annual Concerto Competition at the University of Delaware and performed, as a soloist, Alexander Glazunov’s Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra with the University’s Symphony Orchestra. In recital, Tae has performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic area, in cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, Annapolis, and Newark, Delaware since 2014. In addition, Tae has participated in Master Classes presented by distinguished saxophonists like Timothy McAllister, Joseph Lulloff, Timothy Roberts, Ray Ricker, as well as saxophone quartets like Musato Kumoi Quartet, Donald Sinta Quartet, and New Thread Quartet. In concerts, Tae has been involved with ensembles that have toured throughout Taipei, Taiwan for the International Band and Orchestra Conference, Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
An advocate of education, Tae Ho Hwang has been teaching a variety of subjects to students of different ages and backgrounds for five years. Tae earned a degree in Music Education from the University of Delaware in 2016, where he is certified to teach grades K-12 at public schools in Maryland and Delaware. Tae has also been teaching private lessons since 2012.
Currently, Tae Ho Hwang is working towards a Master’s Degree in Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy at the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, where he is studying with renowned saxophonist, Gary Louie. Tae also is a private instructor around the Baltimore area, a substitute teacher for the Baltimore County Public School System, and a teaching assistant for the OrchKids Program directed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.