Vanessa Sielert, D.M.A.
College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
With UI Since 2006
Lionel Hampton School of Music
Assistant Professor, Saxophone and Jazz Bands
D.M.A. Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
M.M. Saxophone Performance, Baylor University, 1998
B.M. Music Education: Instrumental, University of Idaho, 1996
B.M. Saxophone Performance, University of Idaho, 1996
Vanessa Sielert is Assistant Professor of Saxophone
at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho. Before
moving to Moscow, she was living in the Seattle area with her husband, Vern.
There she kept a busy schedule performing professionally and teaching instrumental
music at Bonney Lake High School in Sumner, Washington. She has served as
professor of saxophone on the faculties of Pacific Lutheran University,
Seattle Pacific University and the University of Southern Illinois.
Vanessa received a Bachelor of Music in music education
and saxophone performance from the University of Idaho, a Master of Music
in saxophone performance from Baylor University and a Doctor of Musical Arts
in saxophone performance from the University of Illinois. She has studied
saxophone with Robert Miller, Michael Jacobson, and Debra Richtmeyer.
Vanessa has performed with a wide range of performing
groups including the Emerald City Jazz Orchestra, the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra,
the Federal Way Symphony, Orchestra Seattle, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
As a member of the Millennium Saxophone Quartet, she was a medal winner at the
prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She has performed
as a soloist and quartet member at conferences of the North American Saxophone
Alliance and at meetings of the World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis and Montreal.