Teaching Philosophy

 

I have been an educator and performer for 30 years. In that time I’ve had the privilege of teaching beginners through advanced students. I appreciate that everyone learns at their own pace and has strategies for internalizing techniques and concepts. One of the joys of teaching is adapting to how each student learns and varying my approach so as to get the information across. I’m always thrilled when I can effectively communicate with the student and help them achieve their goal(s). For me teaching is about listening to the desires of the student then doing all I can to get the pertinent information across to them in the most effective way.

I primarily teach private lessons on saxophone and clarinet and all levels are welcome. Though many teachers avoid them, I particularly enjoy beginning students. In addition to the basics of playing woodwinds, I devote additional time to theory, harmony, and improvisation. I've developed an effective method with a syllabus and exercises that will help students of every level improve while enjoying practicing and studying. Music should be fun. Contact me to see how I can help you on your musical journey.

Ted Hogarth CV

 

Performer, Educator, Composer, and Arranger

Saxophones, clarinets, and flutes.

Advisory Committee member, Gerry & Franca Mulligan Foundation

https://www.gerrymulligan.com/mission-statement/

EDUCATION

 

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Master of Music with Distinction in Jazz Composition (2005)

Received Performance Award and Graduate Assistantship in Jazz Composition. Recorded with the DePaul Jazz Ensemble with special guest Phil Woods as well as Slide Hampton at the Jazz Showcase, May 2004 and May 2005.

 

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Arts with academic honors (1999)

Received full music scholarship. Recorded with the Northeastern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble in 1997 and 1998

 

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ  1989-1993

Received four-year scholarship with an emphasis on saxophone in jazz studies and performance.  Participated in a variety of performing ensembles including big band, saxophone quartet, Latin jazz ensemble plus numerous jazz combos. No degree received

 

Interlochen Arts Academy

High School Diploma (1989)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Private lesson instructor of clarinet, saxophone at Plainwell and Otsego Middle Schools 2016 - 2018

 

Private lesson instructor of clarinet, saxophone, jazz improvisation, composition and arranging at home-based teaching studio 2001 - 2018

 

Master-classes and guest instructor at Columbia College Chicago 2005 - 2011

 

Private lesson instructor of applied clarinet and saxophone at Columbia College Chicago 1999-2003

 

Jazz Combo Coach Columbia College Chicago 1999-2003

Jazz Ensemble Co-Director Columbia College Chicago 1999-2000

 

Community Jazz Ensemble Director, Columbia College Chicago, 2001-2003

 

Chicago Youth Jazz Ensemble Director Columbia College Chicago 2003-2004

 

Lead Artist Gallery 37 Latin Big Band 2000-2001

 

Assistant Lead Artist Gallery 37 Latin Big Band 1997-1999

 

Conductor, Latin Jazz Ensemble, Sherwood Conservatory of Music 1998-2000

 

Saxophone instructor and Wind, Brass, Percussion Department Chair, Sherwood Conservatory of Music 1998-2000

 

Private saxophone and clarinet instructor Sears Middle School, Kenilworth, IL 1997-2001

 

Private saxophone instructor Maine South High School, 1997-2001

 

Judge for numerous Illinois Music Educators Association events 1997-Present

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Transcription and Analysis of Harry Carney baritone saxophone solo in Down Beat Magazine (June 2001)

 

Interview included in “Jeru’s Journey” by Sanford Josephson published by Hal Leonard, 2015.

 

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

Named a Rising Star on baritone saxophone by DownBeat Magazine in its 60th, 61st, 65th, 66th and 67th Annual Critics Poll. Also named a Rising Star on clarinet in the 66th and 67th Annual Critics Poll.

 

COMMISSIONS

 

Asked to write original arrangement of Benny Carter’s composition “When Lights Are Low” as a tenor saxophone feature by Chicago saxophonist and DePaul University School of Music Jazz Saxophone Instructor Mark Colby

 

Commissioned by David Wuersig of Roosevelt Middle School in Rover Forest Illinois to compose and arrange two pieces for the Jazz Ensemble.

 

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

 

A Bronx Tale First National Tour 10/10/18 — 8/4/19

Reed 2; alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone

 

Jersey Boys Second National Tour 10/31/11 — 6/5/16

 

Jersey Boys Chicago Company, Reed 2 10/2007 — 01/2010

 

Ted Hogarth’s The Mulligan Mosaics Big Band

Leader and Founder 2006 — Present

 

Live recording at Joe & Wayne Segal’s Jazz Showcase 2009

Chicago Jazz Festival 2007

With special guest Judi Silvano McAninch Arts Center 6/4/12

Morseland Supper Club, Chicago, IL

FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, IL

Millennium Park, Chicago, IL “Great Performers of Illinois” 9/10/06

 

Ted Hogarth Quintet

 

Bussinjazz Festival, Bussi sul Torino, Italy

 

Chicago Jazz Ensemble

 

Symphony Center, Chicago, IL

 

Chicago Jazz Festival

 

Joe & Wayne Segal’s Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL

 

Birdland, New York, NY

 

Teatro Manzoni, Milan, Italy

 

DePaul University Jazz Ensemble

 

Various locations in the Abruzzo Region of Italy