Principal Alto Saxophone
Dr. Dieter Rice is a dynamic performer, educator, and scholar. He has performed with Michael Feinstein, Joe Lovano, John Fedchock, DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra, Ellen Rowe, Jazz Police, Lexington Philharmonic, Dave Frishberg, and Sonny Turner (of the Platters). His works for saxophone quintet have been performed internationally including a concert at the Selmer Showroom in Paris, France where owner Jerome Selmer was in attendance. Dr. Rice has won accolades from Down Beat and Saxophone Today magazines. He has presented, performed, and adjudicated for North American Saxophone Alliance, The Jazz Education Network, and National Association for Music Education. Dr. Rice is an instructor at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington where he teaches Woodwind Techniques, Saxophone, and Clarinet.