Quatuor International de Saxophones
Edmonton Saxophone Quartet
Professor and Associate Chair, University of ALberta Department of Music
WILLIAM STREET was awarded the Certificat d'Aptitude de Saxophone, France's highest recognition of excellence in music performance and pedagogy. He has performed and lectured in Japan, Thailand, Spain, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Federation of Russia, Mexico and the Ukraine. His teachers have included George Etheridge, Frederick L. Hemke, and Jean-Marie Londeix. Dr. Street, a member of the Bro-Street Duo and former member of the Ensemble International de Saxophones de Bordeaux, was also a member of the Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Frederick Hemke Saxophone Quartets prior to joining the University of Alberta Department of Music. Currently he performs with the Edmonton saxophone Quartet and the Quatuor International de Saxophones. He can be heard on compact disc recordings Sunthesis: Les Septs Iles (QM6901, Paris), L'Ensemble International de Saxophones (ACD0086, Tokyo), At Your Service (Arktos 94005) with pianist Sylvia Taylor and the Centaur recording of Evolution V for five saxophonists by Marilyn Shrude, recorded with the Chicago Saxophone Quartet. Tre Vie, Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra by Malcolm Forsyth with Grzegorz Nowak and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra was nominated for a 1999 Juno award. He has also recorded heliosaxo (Arktos - SRI- CD97018), MY VERY FIRST SOLO (Arktos - SRI- CD 200367), Westwind, Canadian Music for Saxophone with pianist Roger Admiral.. He has also served as a jury member for international competitions in Belgium, France, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine and the United States. He served as President of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) from 1992-1994 and has represented Canada at music conferences in France, Japan, Italy, the Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain and the United States. He is the former Secretary of the World Saxophone Congress International Committee, and was instrumental in preparation for the XI World Congress held in Spain in October 1997. His published work includes the English translation of Hello! Mr. Sax, ou les Paramètres du Saxophone (Leduc) by Jean-Marie Londeix, "Elise Boyer Hall," and "The Life of Elise Boyer Hall" in Les États Géneraux Mondiaux du Saxophone. He and Anna Street recently translated into English the Méthode d'étude de Saxophone, by Jean-Marie Londeix published by éditions Henry Lemoine in Paris and he also served as editorial consultant for the biography Jean-Marie Londeix, Master of the Modern Saxophone by James Umble (Roncorp, 2000). Dr. Street is a Selmer clinician with a strong interest in music education and appears frequently as recitalist, adjudicator and conductor throughout Asia, North America and Europe.