Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies
J. Franklin Bayhi Alumni Professor
Distinguished Professor of Saxophone
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2504
Griffin Campbell, saxophonist, has appeared to critical acclaim as a performer throughout the United States and in Slovenia, China, Italy, Great Britain, and Japan. Conference performances include solo appearances at meetings of the World Saxophone Congress, North American Saxophone Alliance, the Society of Composers, Inc., the Percussive Arts Society, National Flute Association, the College Music Society, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, and the International Computer Music Conference. World premieres include concerti, chamber music, electro-acoustic works, and smaller pieces both in America and in Europe. His recordings can be found on the Capstone, Cat Crisis, Centaur, Electronic Music Foundation, Innova, SEAMUS, Vestige, and WorldWinds labels. He has conducted seminars and master classes in saxophone performance at universities, conservatories, and conferences throughout the United States and abroad, including in Italy at the Faenza International Saxophone Festival (2004, 2006), and in China at the Xian International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival (2005). His musical explorations have included recitals, concerti, orchestral performance, group improvisation, free jazz, improvised movie scores, pop/rock, and big band section playing.Dr. Campbell holds degrees from Michigan State University (PhD, MM; saxophone studies with James Forger) and Pfeiffer College (BA; saxophone studies with Donald Grant and Michael Price). He is the Regional Director for the Southeastern US and Puerto Rico and web-master for the North American Saxophone Alliance, and is Professor of Saxophone and Chair of the Instrumental Performance Division at the Louisiana State University School of Music, where he has been on faculty since 1984.
Griffin Campbell performs on Selmer saxophones and Vandoren mouthpieces and reeds.