Saxophonist and New York native Austin Day joined the faculty of Areté Music Academy in August 2014. He is a certified K-12 Music Educator and holds a bachelor of music in music education with a minor in Jazz Studies from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. He also holds a master of music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado.
Prior to joining the faculty at Areté, Mr. Day worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Northern Colorado, coaching undergraduate ensembles. He was invited to speak as a guest lecturer in Jazz History and as a guest clinician at Utah State University and BYU-Idaho. In addition, Mr. Day has maintained a roster of private students ranging from beginner to advanced. He has also worked as a counselor and lecturer with the Skidmore Summer Jazz Camp and as a counselor for the Crane Youth Music summer program.
Mr. Day has been invited as a guest artist as venues and festivals throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico and Romania. He has performed with the Colorado Jazz Orchestra and leads an actively performing trio and quintet based in Manhattan. Mr. Day has been a part of a number of recording projects and is currently working on a new release as a co-leader.