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College of Fine Arts Research Profiles

Jonathan Helton
School of Music

T: 273-3179

College of Fine Arts
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117900
Gainesville, Fl 32611-7900

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Research Interests:

New Music Performance,  Cognitive Music Learning/Brain-Muscle interaction

Research Summary:

My current performance interests include: (1)  chamber music for saxophone and other instruments—specifically new works for saxophone and cello., (2) concertos for saxophone and wind ensemble, and (3) new recital music for saxophone and piano.  Projects are underway commissioning and recording this repertoire.

Additional research interests in music analysis for performance, and on how musicians learn music has been inspired by work done in the saxophone teaching studio.


DMus, Northwestern University

MMus, Northwestern University

BMus, North CarolinaSchool of the Arts

Key Professional Appointments:

Artist-Clinician, Conn-Selmer, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana

Member, Editorial Review Board, The Saxophone Symposium

Past President, North American Saxophone Alliance

Woodwind Area Head, School of Music, University of Florida

Graduate Advisor, School of Music, University of Florida


Recital and Master Class tour of China and Japan, 2010, 2011

Recital and Master Class tour of Canada, 2010

Concerto Soloist and Clinician, US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, 2010

Keynote Concerto Performance, North American Saxophone Alliance International Conference, 2010

Keynote Concerto Performance, 15th World Saxophone Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, 2009

Clinician, Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, Chicago, Illinois, 2008

Recital and Master Class tour of France, 2008

Keynote Concerto Performance, 12th World Saxophone Congress, Montreal Canada, 2000

Selected Works:

Compact Disc: “American Music for Saxophone and Piano,” Centaur Records

Compact Disc: “Hidden Melody,” Innova Records

"Rhythmic and Serial Constructs in Guy Lacour's Quartet for saxophones and their implications for the Performer."  in The Saxophone Symposium, volume 31 (2007)

“Edison Denisov's Sonata for saxophone: An Analysis for the Performer,” in The Saxophone Symposium, volume 25 (2000).

 “Historical and Analytical Perspectives for the Performer on Luciano Berio’s Sequenza IXb,” in The Saxophone Symposium, volume 22.


Meet the Composer, Inc. - Artist Residency Support

Conn-Selmer, Inc. - Artist Residency Support


Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Award, University of Florida, 2009

Internationalizing the Curriculum Award, University of Florida International Center, 2007


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