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Geoffrey Deibel
Geoffrey Deibel

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A Washington, D.C. native, Geoffrey Deibel enjoys a multi-faceted career as performer, teacher, and researcher, offering an insightful voice for the saxophone and contemporary music. Recent highlights include performances and teaching at the Singapore Saxophone Summit and Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy in Bangkok and performances with the Athens Saxophone Quartet (Cyprus) and International Contemporary Ensemble at the Park Avenue Armory (NYC). Geoff has been an invited guest lecturer at Universities in the US and Europe. He has appeared at the Darmstadt and Xenakis Festivals and World Saxophone Congresses in the UK, Europe, and Asia. Geoff is a member of the critically acclaimed h2 quartet, first prize winners at the Fischoff Competition, finalists at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and recipients of multiple Aaron Copland Fund Grants. Geoff holds degrees in history and music from Northwestern University and a doctoral degree from Michigan State University. His principal teachers have included Joseph Lulloff, Frederick Hemke, Leo Saguiguit, and Reginald Jackson. Geoff has held teaching positions at the University of Florida and Wichita State University, where he was the recipient of the 2015 College of Fine Arts Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity and the 2016 WSU Faculty Award for Excellence in Creative Activity. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Florida State University. He also serves on the faculty of the Cortona Sessions for New Music and the Great Plains Saxophone Workshop. Geoff is a Yamaha and Vandoren performing artist and performs on Yamaha saxophones and Vandoren reeds, ligatures, and mouthpieces exclusively.