Erik Steighner

Lecturer - Saxophone

Erik Steighner

Office Location:Mary Baker Russell Music Center - Room 206

  • Professional
  • Biography


  • D.M.A., Saxophone Performance, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.M., Saxophone Performance, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Music and English, University of Puget Sound

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Saxophone Lessons
  • Chamber Music


Applied Saxophone Lessons, Coaches Chamber Ensembles


  • Performances with Austin Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Tacoma Concert Band, Tipping Point Saxophone Quartet
  • Member of MENC, NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance), and Puget Sound Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) Board of Directors
  • Original compositions for saxophone available from Dorn Publications.
  • Premiered works by Deborah J. Anderson, John Corigliano, Robert Honstein, Kyle Kindred, John Mills, Nick Sibicky, Greg Simon, Jeffrey Alan Tecca, Dan Welcher, and Gregory Youtz.
  • Featured soloist with Lyric Brass Quintet, Camas Wind Quintet, Indiana University Symphonic Band, Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta, University of Puget Sound Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra.
  • Appears on recent and upcoming record releases by Naxos, Mark Custom Recording, and Vienna Modern Masters.