Idit Shner

Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at the University of Oregon, Idit was awarded two prestigious teaching awards: The 2015 Thomas F. Herman Award for Excellent in Pedagogy in areas of saxophone technique and chamber music coaching; and the 2016 University of Oregon Faculty Excellence Award. Her students consistently win Concerto Competitions as well as Downbeat magazine awards. She is a sought-after clinician, who taught numerous master classes throughout the USA and Israel. Graduates of the University of Oregon Saxophone Studio hold teaching positions at Portland State University, Oregon State University, Willamette University,  Lane Community College, Columbia Basin College, and numerous high school and middle school music programs.


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