Saxophone Artist-Clinician, Selmer Saxophones
Conn-Selmer Saxophone Company Artist-Clinician, 1992-present. Performing Artist for Selmer saxophones, presenting concerts and clinics at high schools, colleges, and universities. The Selmer Company provides matching grants to presenters to assist with guest artist fees and expenses for residencies presented at K-12 schools and other educational institutions. David Milne performs on Selmer Paris Mark VI, Series II, and Series III, soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones for classical and jazz performance, and is an enthusiast of special vintage Conn tenor saxophones.
Saxophone Artist-Clinician, Vandoren Woodwinds
Vandoren Woodwinds Company Artist-Clinician, 2007-present. Performing Artist for Vandoren, presenting concerts and clinics at high schools, colleges, and universities, as well as music product retailers. The Vandoren Company provides matching grants to presenters to assist with guest artist fees and expenses for residencies presented at K-12 schools and other educational institutions. David Milne performs on and endorses Vandoren Optimum, V-16, and V-5 mouthpieces; Vandoren Optimum, Leather, and MO ligatures; and Vandoren Traditional, V-16, Java Green, and Java Red reeds for classical and jazz saxophone performance.
Tenor Saxophone, ANCIA Saxophone Quartet
Tenor Saxophone, ANCIA Saxophone Quartet, 1991-Present. Celebrated for its artistry, virtuosity, and exquisitely blended sound, the ANCIA Saxophone Quartet has delighted audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Asia for more than a quarter century. ANCIA (pronounced AHN-chee-uh) was founded in 1990, and has been joyfully transporting audiences across time and genre, performing repertoire that spans centuries and musical styles, including Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, contemporary, jazz, popular, and music from a broad range of world cultures. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the ANCIA Saxophone Quartet is an Artist-Clinician Ensemble for Selmer Saxophones and Vandoren Woodwind Products.
Saxophone, JazzMN Orchestra
Soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone and woodwinds, JazzMN Orchestra, 2000-present. The JazzMN Orchestra, the Minneapolis-St Paul Twin Cities premier professional jazz orchestra, performs a broad range of jazz repertoire spanning classic and contemporary styles, showcasing outstanding jazz musicians from throughout the region and featuring world-class guest artists. Performances with guest artists Maria Schneider, Bill Evans, Wayne Bergeron, Dave Weckl, Bob Mintzer, Kenny Drew, Jr., New York Voices, Randy Brecker, John Clayton, Mike Stern, Fred Sturm, Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Rob McConnell, and Phil Woods.
Saxophone, Classical Performance
Minnesota Opera: soprano and alto saxophone, 1998-present. Performances include world premiere of “Manchurian Candidate,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts, world premiere of “Dinner at Eight” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom, “Nixon in China” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams, “Werther” by Jules Massenet, and “Transatlantic” by George Antheil.
Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra Pops: soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone, (1996 – 2016). Multiple performances, including performances with conductors Osmo Vanska, Doc Severinsen, Helmuth Rilling, William Eddins, Andrew Litton, Eiji Oue, among others.
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: tenor saxophone, (1998), with conductor Bobby McFerrin in a concert production of George Gershwin’s opera, “Porgy and Bess.”
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone, (1993-1995).
Saxophone and Woodwinds, Freelance and Jazz Performance
National Touring Shows: soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone and woodwinds with national touring artists and Broadway touring productions, including The Little Mermaid, The Producers, The King and I, West Side Story, White Christmas, Plymouth Music Series, and the Radio City Music Hall Spectacular among others.
National Touring Artists: Soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone and woodwinds with national touring artists including Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Jack McDuff, Muddy Waters, Johnny Mathis, Idina Menzel, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Rita Moreno, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Frankie Valli, the Four Tops, Ben Vereen, Smokey Robinson, among others.
Jazz Performances: Soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone and woodwinds with Minneapolis-St Paul based jazz artists, including performances at the Dakota Jazz Club, Artists’ Quarter, Black Dog Cafe, Jazz Central, and concerts for the Twin Cities Jazz Society.