CHRISTOPHER BRELLOCHS (saxophone) has performed at Carnegie Hall and in solo recitals throughout the Northeast, as well as the 32nd International Saxophone Symposium. He was a recent guest artist and lecturer with the Poné Ensemble at SUNY New Paltz (2010) performing his new adaptation of Copland’s “Quiet City”. Brellochs’ recordings include a solo CD, Apotheosis of the Saxophone(2008), and with the Eastern Wind Symphony under Alfred Reed and the Rutgers Wind Ensemble under William Berz. Brellochs has lectured at the Manhattan School of Music and a College Music Society Conference on the topics “Benjamin Britten and the Saxophone” and “Aaron Copland and the Saxophone”. His article, “Aaron Copland’s Use of the Saxophone in Wind Band Repertoire,” was published in the Journal of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles(WASBE, Volume 14, 2007). Brellochs is Chair of the Music Certificate Program and Department Supervisor of Music at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He earned a doctorate from Rutgers University where he studied classical saxophone with Paul Cohen and conducting with William Berz, a master’s degree from New York University, and a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College. He also studied with French classical saxophonist Jean-Marie Londeix.