I will be recommending this camp to all the serious saxos interested in summer study, and I myself cannot wait to return next summer. Thanks to everyone involved, it was an experience I will take with me all life long.” FLHSI Participant
Paul Bro has performed throughout the United States and Canada as well as in Austria, France,Paul Bro has performed throughout the United States and Canada as well as in Austria, France,Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. As a soloist, Bro hasperformed concertos with the U.S. Navy Band, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, the RoyalAir Force Band of Belgium, and the Tambov Symphony Orchestra (Russia). His featuredrecordings include Nostalgie: A Retrospective of the Saxophone Music of M. William Karlins aswell as Libby Larsen's Holy Roller, a work written for him, with the Indiana State UniversityWind Ensemble on the compact disc Symphonies & Such. He also has performed with theChicago Opera Theater, Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Grant ParkOrchestra of Chicago, Lydian String Quartet, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and St. LouisSymphony (on tour to Carnegie Hall).
A member of the Chicago Saxophone Quartet for over 30 years, Bro appears on the group's threecompact discs, The Chicago Saxophone Quartet, Capriccio, and July. As the principalsaxophonist of the Philharmonia Ã Vent, he has appeared on all seven of the group's compactdiscs. The Bro-Fowler Duo for saxophone and cello has commissioned several distinguishedcomposers, including Alexis Bacon, Dorothy Chang, Frank Felice, Libby Larsen, Zhou Long,and Augusta Read Thomas.
He has given clinics at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Indiana MusicEducators Association Convention, and numerous colleges and universities throughout theUnited States, Canada, and France. He also has served as an artist-in-residence at the BanffCentre in Alberta, Canada. Dr. Bro, Dr. William Street, and Jean-Marie Londeix are co-foundersof the saxophone research websites SaxAmE.org (Saxophone in America and Europe).
Dr. Bro is a professor of music at Indiana State University, where he was recognized in 1996with the Educational Excellence Award from the ISU College of Arts and Sciences. He receivedhis Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University, where hestudied with Dr. Frederick Hemke, and his Bachelor of Music degree from Iowa StateUniversity, where he studied with Dr. Joseph Messenger and was awarded in 2005 with theDepartment of Music’s inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award. Dr. Bro has served asMembership Director, First Vice President, President-Elect, President, and Past-President of theNorth American Saxophone Alliance (NASA).