Associate Professor of Saxophone
Building 37, Room 189
Bergeron joined the faculty of Northern Arizona University in the fall of 2000
where he teaches applied saxophone lessons, coaches saxophone quartets, and
directs the NAU Saxophone Orchestra.
As a soloist, Dr.
Bergeron has performed concerts throughout the United States and in countries
such as Austria, Poland, and Ireland. Recent concerts have included the Witold
Lutoslawski International Festival of Contemporary Music and the Czech-American
Summer Music Institute.
He was named
national first runner-up in the 1998 Collegiate Artist Competition sponsored by
the Music Teachers National Association and received first prize at the 1995
Monroe Concerto Competition.
appointment at Northern Arizona University, Dr. Bergeron has performed or
presented master classes at many universities including:
- University of Nebraska
- University of Memphis
- Duquesne University
School of Music (Potsdam, NY)
- State University of New York at Fredonia
- Florida State University
- Middle Tennessee State University
- University of Southern Mississippi
- Henderson State University
- Szczecin Academy of Music (Poland)
- Wroclaw Academy of Music (Poland)
frequently performs with the NAU Faculty Chamber Series and is currently the
principal saxophonist for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.
As the soprano saxophonist
in the Sax-Chamber Quartet, he was invited to perform at the 26th Annual
"International Week 1999" in Graz, Austria. The quartet was only the
third American chamber group invited to participate since 1974; previous
ensembles represented the Eastman and Juilliard Schools of Music.
Quartet was declared winners of the Music Teachers National Association
Collegiate Chamber Competition (1998), the Carmel International Chamber Music
Competition (1998), semifinalist in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition
(1998), and third prize in the Coleman International Chamber Music Competition
Dr. Bergeron has also performed at the New
Orleans Jazz Festival, the Jazz Times Convention, and the North American
Saxophone Alliance Conferences. He holds degrees from Florida State University
and the University of Southern Mississippi where his teachers were Patrick
Meighan and Lawrence Gwozdz.