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In addition to his performance and teaching credentials, Dr. Cincotta holds multiple degrees having earned top marks from some of the country's top music programs.

A published author and member of Phi Kappa Phi, he has submitted numerous research papers in both pedagogy and musicology for publication.

Dr. Cincotta also serves as a program committee member for the College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter.



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2020 - 2023

Doctor of Musical Arts

Saxophone Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature


Studied with David Pope

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

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2018 - 2020

Master of Music

Saxophone Performance


Studied with David Pope

Graduated Summa Cum Laude


2008 - 2012

Bachelor of Music

Saxophone Performance


Studied with Lynn Klock

Graduated Cum Laude


2007 - 2008

New England Conservatory Preparatory School


Member of the Senior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble

Studied with Michael Mucci & Kenneth Radnofsky


Dr. Cincotta's doctoral research, Reevaluating Student Engagement, represents a pioneering and transformative journey in the realm of higher education, redefining the landscape of music instruction with a groundbreaking approach to applied saxophone pedagogy. In a world where traditional teaching methods can sometimes stifle creativity and individuality, he champions a paradigm shift towards inclusivity, student agency, and empowerment.

At the heart of Dr. Cincotta's innovative method lies a commitment to offering students a dynamic array of opportunities to showcase their mastery of course material. Through the seamless integration of contemporary pedagogical techniques and technological advancements, this research creates an educational environment that caters to the diverse learning styles and preferences of the modern student.

In a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, he not only fosters a deeper understanding of saxophone performance but also cultivates the essential skills of self-expression and self-guidance. This approach equips students with the tools to take ownership of their education, fostering a sense of empowerment that extends far beyond the practice room.

In a time where the educational landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace, Dr. Cincotta's doctoral research stands as a beacon of progress, embodying the future of music education by providing a model that not only meets the needs of the modern student but also empowers them to excel, create, and succeed in the ever-evolving world of music.

Reevaluating Student Engagement: Exploring and Applying Alternative Assignments in Higher Education Undergraduate Applied Saxophone

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