Mike Chamberlin is a Washington, DC based saxophonist with a background in jazz performance and education. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 2012 with a DMA in saxophone he joined the Army Band and began traveling, performing, and teaching throughout the world. While living overseas he began to develop a new methodology of jazz improvisation founded in the bebop scale and bebop jazz language.
In 2014, while stationed with the Eighth Army Band in Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Chamberlin presented a lecture on American jazz history at the United States Embassy American Center in conjunction with Jazz Appreciation Month. He also presented a research project and performance titled Exploring the Programmatic Elements of William Bolcom’s Lilith at the 2012 NASA Biennial National Conference. Dr. Chamberlin has an extensive background performing in small groups and jazz combos, including experience as a show band musician for Carnival Cruise Lines. Most notably, his instructors include John Sampen, Gunnar Mossblad, Jay Miglia, Jim Riggs, Chris McGuire, Dale Underwood, Al Regni, Connie Frigo, and Chris Vadala. He currently lives in Washington, DC with his wife Victoria.
Date Updated: March 15, 2017