Tom Walsh & Heidi Radtke, saxophone - Summer Music 2017

  • July 16, 2017
  • Simon Music Center
  • Ford-Crawford Hall, 200 S. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-855-9846
  • 8:30 PM
  • Free

Summer Music 2017

Faculty/Guest Recital

Tom Walsh, saxophone
Heidi Radtke, alumna guest saxophone

Additional performers and repertoire to be announced

About the Performers

Tom Walsh (saxophone)

Tom Walsh is professor of saxophone and chair of the Jazz Studies Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

An active performer of jazz and classical music, he has presented concerts and workshops in China, Brazil, Japan, Germany, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Azerbaijan, Costa Rica, and across the United States. Premiere performances include Scott Jones’ concert band arrangement of Russell Peck’s The Upward Stream (2013), Chris Rutkowski’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2008), and David Baker’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (2004).

Most recently, he is featured on Mike Hackett’s CD New Point of View (Summit Records, 2013) and on two CDs released on the IUMusic label: Holiday Celebration (2011) and Sylvia McNair’s Romance (2012). His latest solo CD release is Intersections (Arizona University Recordings, 2010), featuring Luke Gillespie on piano. Earlier solo CDs includeNew Life (2002) and Shaking the Pumpkin (1998). Other CD releases include David Baker’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (Paul Freeman Introduces David Baker, Volume XII—Albany Recordings),Basically Baker with the Buselli/Wallarab Jazz Orchestra (GM Recordings), and Sky Scrapings: Saxophone Music of Don Freund (AUR Recordings).

Walsh has performed and presented at conferences of the International Association for Jazz Education, Jazz Education Network, North American Saxophone Alliance, and World Saxophone Congress. At the January 2014 Jazz Education Network Conference in Dallas, he presented “Steps to Better Ballad Playing” and performed with the Mike Hackett Quintet. A Yamaha Performing Artist and Vandoren Artist, he has taught at the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops since 1991.

Walsh holds degrees in saxophone performance and jazz studies from Indiana University, where his principal teachers were distinguished classical saxophonist Eugene Rousseau and renowned jazz educator David Baker. Other influential teachers in his development were Mike Tracy, Pat LaBarbera, Jerry Coker, and David Liebman.


Heidi Radtke (alumna guest saxophone)

Heidi Radtke maintains an active career as a saxophonist and pedagogue. She is the Instructor of Saxophone at Butler University and is a sought after private teacher in the Indianapolis area.

An avid chamber musician, Heidi is a founding member of the Obsidian Saxophone Quartet and the Hiding Duo. As a solo artist, she has been featured at regional and national conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the Indiana State Contemporary Music Festival, and the Annual Festival of New Music at Ball State University. In November 2015, Heidi performed the Midwest premiere of Scott McAllister’sConcerto Americana along with clarinetist Trina Gross and the Butler Wind Ensemble. She was a featured artist at the 2015 SEAMUS Electro-Acoustic Music Conference and presented two performances at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France.

Prior to moving to Indianapolis, Heidi served as an Associate Instructor of Saxophone for the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she is currently a doctoral candidate. She completed bachelor degrees in political science and saxophone performance along with master degrees in library science and music performance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her primary teachers include Debra Richtmeyer and Otis Murphy.

Tom Walsh & Heidi Radtke, saxophone - Summer Music 2017