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Anthony S. Cincotta II is an internationally recognized saxophonist whose playing has taken him across the United States and abroad. He made his professional debut in 2014 premiering Cuban-American composer, Evan Cadavieco’s, Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble with the Berklee College of Music Wind Ensemble. In 2019 he won first prize in James Madison University’s Concerto Competition, playing Alexander Glazunov’s Concerto in E-flat major for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, Op. 109.


A champion of new music, with over forty world premieres to his name, Dr. Cincotta has performed at the World Saxophone Congress, the International Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, North American Saxophone Alliance Regional Conferences, the Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, the New England Saxophone Symposium, and the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference. Most recently, he has been selected to perform and speak at the 2022 College Music Society’s National Conference.


Dr. Cincotta is also a highly accomplished teacher. His students have won top placements in regional, state, and national honor bands. His students have also gone on to successfully audition for some of the country’s most prestigious college music programs including University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Hartford, Indiana University, James Madison University, and others. In addition to his own private studio, Dr. Cincotta also serves as the faculty saxophonist and clarinetist at Bridgewater College and Eastern Mennonite University.


He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts at James Madison University where he studied with and served as the Teaching Assistant to renowned saxophonist, David Pope. He also holds a Master of Music degree from James Madison University and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he studied with Lynn Klock.







Bridgewater College

2018 - Present

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Faculty Saxophonist &


James Madison University

2018 - 2023

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Graduate Teaching Assistant to David Pope's Saxophone Studio

Eastern Mennonite University

2021 - 2023

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Faculty Saxophonist & Clarinetist



Founded in 2019 by Anthony S. Cincotta II, Kevin H. Chiang, Lauren H. Carr, and Jeremy S. Rechner, the Invicta Saxophone Quartet began their work together to shape the future of chamber music at James Madison University. Though the founding members no longer perform in the ensemble, to this day, Invicta represents the summit of skill and passion within the JMU saxophone studio as the first professional saxophone quartet in the school's history. Dedicated to the promotion of chamber music through the performance of standard repertoire, contemporary music, and special commissions, Invicta sets the standard for musical achievement. The members of Invicta are current disciplined JMU saxophone studio students. The current members include Haven Kahn (soprano), Tyrique Payne (alto), Tommy Allen (tenor), and Dylan Royal (baritone).



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