Anthony S. Cincotta II is an internationally recognized saxophonist whose playing has taken him across the United States and abroad. In 2014 he premiered 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, 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.
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.
Cincotta holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he studied with Lynn Klock, and a Master of Music degree from James Madison University where he studied with David Pope. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at James Madison University. In addition to teaching his own private saxophone studio, Cincotta also serves as the faculty saxophonist at Bridgewater College and Eastern Mennonite University.
ANTHONY S. CINCOTTA II
SAXOPHONIST & EDUCATOR
2494 Reservoir Street, Apt E
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
2018 - Present
Faculty Saxophonist &
MUS 204 - Applied Saxophone & Clarinet Lessons (non-majors)
MUS 304 - Applied Saxophone & Clarinet Lessons (majors & minors)
MUS 445-02 - Saxophone Chamber Ensemble
MUS 445-06 - Clarinet Chamber Ensemble
2021 - Present
Faculty Saxophonist & Clarinetist
Eastern Mennonite University
MUPS 264 - Applied Saxophone & Clarinet Lessons (non-majors)
MUPS 364 - Applied Saxophone & Clarinet Lessons (majors & minors)
2018 - Present
Graduate Teaching Assistant
James Madison University
MUAP 200 - Applied Saxophone Lessons
MUAP 351 - Saxophone Quartet
MUS 472 - Instrumental Pedagogy: Saxophone
MUS 200 - Music and Culture
Music Director for the JMU Saxophone Ensemble
Teaching Assistant for MUS 373 - Music History (Antiquity - C. 1700)
Teaching Assistant for the JMU Saxophone Studio
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. 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), Dylan Royal (alto), Adam Army (tenor), Darius Turner (baritone)