Matthew Younglove and Marylin Shrude

Award-winning concert saxophonist and pedagogue Matthew Younglove has performed concerts and recitals across the United States, France, and the UK. He currently serves on the faculty of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI as Lecturer of Applied Saxophone and Athletic Bands. Additionally, he has served on the faculties of the University of South Carolina and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Younglove is a Presser Scholar and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance studing with the Charles J. Mungo Award-winning Distinguished Professor Clifford Leaman. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree specializing in contemporary music from Bowling Green State University where he was the saxophone teaching assistant for Distinguished Research/Artist Professor John Sampen, and a Masters of Music degree in saxophone performance from Northwestern University, where he studied with Frederick Hemke, the Louis and Elsie Snydacker Eckstein Professor of Saxophone. Younglove has commissioned and/or premiered works by many composers. As a soloist he has performed with the Bowling Green State University Wind Symphony, the Wayne State University Wind Symphony, the Minot Symphony Orchestra, the Florence Symphony Orchestra (SC), and the Motor City Symphony Orchestra, and recently performed his international debut with the International Symphony Orchestra, performing concerts in Port Huron, MI and Sarnia, ON. Younglove’s recent research, culminating the publication as a dissertation, explores the intersection of free-jazz improvisation and contemporary classical music, specifically in new works for the saxophone by composers Alex Mincek and Eric Wubbels of the NYC-based Wet Ink Ensemble. As a member of the award-winning Assembly Quartet he frequently tours the US and abroad performing concerts and engaging in educational outreach performances. Merylin Shrude is a distinguished Artist Professor; composer/pianist; she has her degrees from Alverno College and Northwestern University. She is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Friedheim Award for Orchestral Music; Phi Kappa Phi Award for Creative Achievement); Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council; Distinguished Teaching Award; Dean’s Award for Service & Promotion of Contemporary Music and Leadership in Graduate Education; American Academy of Arts and Letters Lifetime Achievement Award ; the Guggenheim Fellowship ; Sorel Foundation Award for Choral Music (2011); BGSU Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)and many more. She recorded for New World, Albany, Orion, Ohio Brassworks, Impermanence, Centaur, Neuma, Capstone, Azica, Liscio, ATMA, MMC and Access and her compositions have been published by C. F. Peters, Henri Lemoine Paris, Southern Music, Thomas House and American Composers Alliance. She started her long and fruitful educational career as a Faculty member and chair of theory and composition for Interlochen Arts Camp (1990-97); later being visiting professor of composition at Indiana University (1998), Heidelberg University (2001) and Oberlin Conservatory (2004); chair of Musicology/Composition/Theory Department at BGSU (1998-2011); founder and director of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (1987-1999); coordinator of the BGSU doctoral program in contemporary music. 

Matthew Younglove, saxophone
Marilyn Shrude, piano


  • Jul 13 2018

    Matthew Younglove and Marylin Shrude


    Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840): Caprice No. 24 (arr. Jamal Rossi)
    Marilyn Shrude (1946): Renewing the Myth for alto saxophone and piano

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