Welcome to the web page of Tom Zinninger, saxophonist and music educator

Tom Zinninger, a native of Louisville, KY has been an active performer and educator in the Kentucky-Ohio-Indiana areas for the past 12 years.  His performance experience has ranged from combo and big band jazz to classical chamber and orchestral music.  As a classical saxophonist, Zinninger has recently given performances at the 16th World Sax Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland, and the 2012 North American Saxophone Alliance biennial conference in Tempe, AZ.  He has also been featured with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Frank Simon Band, and the Chamber Winds of Louisville.  As a jazz saxophonist, Zinninger has performed with the John LaBarbera Big Band and the Don Kreckel Orchestra, as well as numerous performances in duo, trio, or quartet settings.  As an educator, Zinninger has worked with students in a variety of musical settings including concert band, jazz ensemble, jazz combo, chamber ensemble, marching band, and group lessons. In 2013, he served as Dr. James Bunte's sabbatical replacement as the primary saxophone instructor at the College-Conservatory of Music. He currently maintains a private teaching studio in Cincinnati

In 2013, Zinninger received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the College-Conservatory of Music. At CCM, Zinninger has performed as a member of the Jazz Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Chamber Players, Graduate Saxophone Quartet, and Philharmonia.  As a Graduate Assistant, Zinninger has directed the CCM Jazz Lab Band as well as several student combos.  His graduate teaching responsibilities have included teaching private saxophone lessons, and instructing courses in both Jazz Improvisation and Jazz Appreciation. He also holds a Masters degree from CCM in the area of Jazz Studies. In 2006, Zinninger received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Louisville where he was a member of the Jazz Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Saxophone Quartet, and Marching Band.  While Zinninger’s primary teachers were Mike Tracy and John Moore, he also received instruction from renowned jazz educator Jamey Aebersold. 

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