Saxophonist Henning Schröder is an Assistant Professor of Music at Ohio Northern University, where he teaches music theory, music history and saxophone.
A sought-after soloist, chamber and orchestra musician, Dr. Schröder has concertized at major venues and festivals throughout Europe, Southeast Asia and the United States. He has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and classical as well as jazz ensembles of the German broadcast stations NDR, MDR and Radio Bremen. Engagements with the Kalamazoo based new music group Opus 21 have led to several premieres and performances at venues such as New York City's Symphony Space, Zankel Hall at Carnegie and the opening concert of the 2009 annual conference of Chamber Music America. Dr. Schröder maintains an active performance schedule with his longtime duo partner, pianist Yu-Lien The, and as baritone saxophonist of the Obsidian Saxophone Quartet.
As both a performer and composer, Dr. Schröder has been featured at national and international conferences in the US, Spain and Germany.
Dr. Schröder's research interest is in the field of ethnomusicology: Through his international activities as a performer and educator he has developed an interest in a variety of music systems from around the globe and he is particularly interested in the use of his versatile instrument in such diverse contexts. Moreover, he has devoted himself to the development and promotion of extended techniques, as they are frequently found in the modern repertoire of the instrument, such as circular breathing or slap tonguing. Through lectures and presentations as well as the composition of etudes, Dr. Schröder attempts to convince both performers and audiences of the saxophone's countless colors and effects.
A dedicated teacher of the saxophone, clarinet, music history and theory, Dr. Schröder served on the faculties of the University of Pelita Harapan (Indonesia), Kalamazoo College, Andrews University, Western Michigan University and the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Schröder has earned three degrees from the University of Arts Berlin – including the prestigious Konzertexamen. Additional degrees include a Master of Music from Western Michigan University and the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois. He studied with Johannes Ernst, Trent Kynaston, Debra Richtmeyer and Chip McNeill.