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Austin Snowden

Austin Snowden

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Austin Snowden is a Product Specialist for the Winds and Strings Department at Yamaha Corporation of America. He has a Bachelors of Music from the University of Houston and was also a student of The Honors College. Austin has performed with the Spirit of Houston Marching Band and with symphonic and orchestral ensembles as a saxophone player. He has also toured the country with a competitive saxophone quartet as well as assisting in running the Houston Underground Solo and Chamber Saxophone Competition. All of these experiences helped to foster a love for music and the passion to create more of those experiences for others.

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Every musician remembers when they first chose to pick up an instrument. For me, I was amazed by how intricate the saxophone’s keywork was and I wanted to know how it all worked. What sounds could I make with

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Early versions of the saxophone first appeared in 1840, followed by a number of variations. However, it wasn’t until the 1930s that the world saw what is now considered the modern saxophone. Advances in digital technology have allowed Yamaha to

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