Michael Chamberlin

Dr. Michael Chamberlin is an alumnus of the University of Maryland (DMA), the University of North Texas (MM), and Bowling Green State University (BA) where he studied saxophone performance, jazz, and education. He is a versatile musician and accomplished in a variety of musical settings including concert, jazz, and commercial styles. He is a sought after clinician and presents frequently to musicians throughout the world. Dr. Chamberlin joined the United States Army Band program in 2013 and was selected in 2017 to play the baritone saxophone with the Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band. Prior to this assignment Dr. Chamberlin completed two years of service in Sembach, Germany as a member of the United States Army Europe Band and Chorus, and one year in Seoul, South Korea with the Eighth U.S. Army Band. Dr. Chamberlin presented a master class on jazz improvisation and bebop scales at the 2016 Biennial National Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance at Texas Tech University and a similar lecture at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France. He has an extensive background leading a jazz combo and playing as a sideman in various musical ensembles. As an educator Dr. Chamberlin teaches privately throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area where he currently lives. Most notably, his instructors include Jim Riggs, Gunnar Mossblad, Jay Miglia, Chris McGuire, John Sampen, Dale Underwood, Al Regni, Connie Frigo, and Chris Vadala.




  • Jul 13 2018

    Michael Chamberlin


    Developing a Scale-Based Approach to Jazz Improvisation with Diatonic Chromaticism

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Room 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12