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The Career of Eugene Rousseau

Recognitions and Awards

Awarded: Kappa Kappa Psi Orpheus Award, 2006

Awarded: Honorary Professor, Instituto G. Braga (Italy), 2001

Awarded: Distinguished Alumni Citation, University of Iowa, 1998 

Awarded: Honorary Life Membership: North American Saxophone Alliance, 1998 

Awarded: Edwin Franko Goldman Memorial Citation by American Bandmasters Association, 1995 

Awarded: Honorary Faculty Member, Prague Conservatory, 1993

Awarded: MTNA Teacher of the Year, 1993

Awarded: "Distinguished Professor of Music" at Indiana University, 1988 

Awarded: NEA Commissioning Grant, 1986

Awarded: Grant from lREX to be Guest Professor at Prague Conservatory, 1985                                      

Awarded: Grant from IREX for saxophone research, 1983                                                                          

Awarded: Fulbright Scholarship for study with Marcel Mule in Paris, 1960                                               


Elected: President, Organizing Committee, World Saxophone Congress XIII, Minneapolis, 2003 

Elected: President, Comité International du Saxophone, 1982 

Co-founder: World Saxophone Congress, Chicago, 1969 

Appointed: Artist-in-Residence, Unversity of Nebraska, 1999

Appointed: Artist-in-Residence, Arizona State University, 1996

Appointed: Consultant, L'Université de Montreal, 1986

Appointed: Vienna: Guest Professor, Hochschule für Musik, 1982 

Appointed: Artistic Advisor: Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra, 1982 

Appointed: Vienna: First Teacher of Saxophone, Hochschule für Musik, 1981 

Appointed: Chief Consultant for Saxophone Research and Development, Yamaha Corporation, Ltd., Japan, 1972 

Appointed: Consultant: L'Université de Montreal, 1980

Appointed U.S. Representative to International Trade Fair, West Africa, 1963 (link to PDF)

Appointed: Assistant Band Leader, Instructor, 25th Infantry Division Band, U.S.Army, 1955-56 

First: Saxophone recital at Mozarteum Conservatory. Salzburg, 1993 

First: Saxophone Master Course at Mozarteum Summer Academy, 1991 

First: Solo saxophone recital, Hong Kong, 1990 

First: Saxophone album on compact disc (Delos), 1984 

First: American to present solo saxophone recital in Japan (Tokyo), 1984 

Featured: Panel Discussion “The History of American Classical Saxophone Pedagogy” with Debra Richtmeyer, Frederick Hemke and Steven Mauk, North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, 2014

Featured: Public Interview, World Saxophone Congress, St. Andrews, Scotland 2012

Featured: Keynote Speaker: Iowa Bandmasters Convention, 2005

Featured: "Adventures in Good Music" with Karl Haas (NPR: August 31), 2000 

Featured: Video, Yamaha Living Legends Series: Eugene Rousseau, 1999 

Featured: on NPR's "Performance Today" and "Morning Edition," 1994 

Featured on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition," 1988 

Featured: Video, Steps To Excellence, Saxophone, Yamaha International Corp. Musical Instrument Div. in cooperation with Indiana Univ. Television, 1986

Achievement: Publication Saxophone Artistry: Performance and Pedagogy, 2013

Achievement: Seventieth visit to Japan, 1998 

Achievement: Fortieth visit to Japan, 1988 

Achievement: Twenty-fifth visit to Japan, 1983 

Jury Member: Josip Nochta International Saxophone Competition, Jurist, Zagreb, Croatia 2014

Jury Member: Coleman Chamber Music Competition 2005

Jury Member: Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition 2005

Jury Member: Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition 2003

Jury Member: Munich International Competition ARD, Saxophone, 2001

Jury Member: Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition 1999

Jury Member: Adolphe Sax International Competition, 1998

Jury Member: Japan National Wind and Percussion Competition, 1996 

Jury Member: Munich International Competition ARD, Clarinet, President of the Jury, 1992

Jury Member: Munich International Competition ARD, Oboe, President of the Jury, 1991

Jury Member: Munich International Competition ARD, Flute, 1990

Jury Member: CASS Competition, London, 1986

Jury Member: Munich International Competition ARD, Clarinet, 1982