Randall Hall

Randall Hall is a leading interpreter of contemporary music for saxophone. His performances of new music range from the contemplative to the ferocious, and feature his mastery of extended techniques, most notably his formidable slap tongue, cutting edge electronics and white-hot improvisations. Innova Recordings describes his music as "high-octane, supercharged sax". In addition to his solo concerts he regularly performs in the contemporary improvisation duo Pendulum. Hall is also a distinguished interpreter of traditional concert music.

Internationally active as a performer and clinician, Hall has given concerts and solo performances throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has given lectures and master-classes on aesthetic and technical issues of new music at institutions around the world, including Harvard University, Cornell University, the Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, the Luxembourg Conservatory and the World Saxophone Congress. Dedicated to the continued development of new music and saxophone repertoire, Randall Hall collaborates closely with composers and has premiered pieces by James R. Carlson, Kevin Ernste, Figure, Stephen Gorbos, Jing-Jing Luo, Colin J. P. Homiski, Jonathon Kirk, Christian Lauba, Nicolas Scherzinger, Mary Stiles, and Paul Swenson.

Randall Hall is the recipient of numerous honors including a Fulbright Grant, Frank Huntington Beebe Grant, Presser Music Award and the Premier prix in the Concour Région Ile-de-France. He studied saxophone with Claude Delangle, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Jean-Michel Goury, Kenneth Radnofsky, and Ramon Ricker. Dr. Hall holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (DMA), the New England Conservatory (MM), the Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt, France (Premier prix) and Warner Pacific College (BS). He is Associate Professor of Music at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where he teaches saxophone, improvisation, music theory and liberal studies.