One of this generation's greatest proponents of modern music, Dr. Jeffrey E. Vickers is world- renowned for his interpretation of contemporary art music. He is also equally adept performing standard repertoire and music from previous eras. He has commissioned and premiered music in a variety of settings, including collaborations with international composers such as Robert Lemay, Christian Lauba, Ida Gotkovsky, Claudio Gabriele, and Carlos Michans. Vickers is an artist/clinician for Selmer Paris Saxophones. A frequent recitalist and clinician, he has performed and given masterclasses in over two dozen states, Canada, France, Portugal, Scotland, and Spain, as well as numerous regional, national, and international conferences. He was a juror for the 4th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Thailand.
Dr. Vickers completed the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University, with minors in music education and jazz studies. He also obtained his Master of Music at Indiana University with a minor in jazz studies. He completed his Bachelor of Music in education at the University of Missisippi where he earned special recognitions in the Department of Music and several scholastic organizations, graduating summa cum laude.
Dr. Vickers has held appointments on the faculties of Northern Michigan University, Southern Arkansas University, Alcorn State University (MS), the University of Louisville (KY), and Vincennes University (IN). His final Doctoral document, Slap-Tonguing for Saxophone: Historical Foundations, Pedagogical Approaches and an Annotated Bibliography, represents the most comprehensive study ever produced on the topic. He continues research in contemporary saxophone techniques, with current interest in the production of an encyclopedia of tempered multiphonics for the saxophone family. He is the owner and founder of Resolute Music Publications, LLC.