Dr. Henning Schröder
Saxophonist Henning Schröder has performed throughout Europe, Asia and North America, both as a soloist and in groups as diverse as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Max Raabe & Palast Orchester, and Opus21. As baritone saxophonist of the acclaimed Capitol Quartet, with his duo partner, pianist Yu-Lien The, and with the Hiding Duo, Schröder explores both the standard and contemporary repertoire of his instrument. A Yamaha Performing Artist, he has been featured in performances, lectures and as a composer at international conferences and festivals in Europe and the US.
Beginning with his tenure at the University of Pelita Harapan in Indonesia, Schröder has developed a research interest in ethnomusicology, particularly focusing on the use of the saxophone in diverse music systems. His contributions to the 2014 book “Saxophon – Ein Instrument und sein Erfinder” reflect his broad interest in the history and diversification of the instrument. 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, Schröder attempts to convince both performers and audiences of the saxophone's countless colors and effects.
A dedicated pedagogue and clinician, Schröder serves as assistant professor of music at Ohio Northern University, and he is currently on the faculty at the Brevard Summer Music Institute.
Schröder holds degrees in saxophone performance and saxophone pedagogy, including the terminal Konzertexamen from the University of Arts Berlin as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois. He studied with Debra Richtmeyer, Johannes Ernst, Trent Kynaston and Chip McNeill.
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