Recognized in 2016 as a finalist for the American Prize in Instrumental Performance, Dr. Sean Mix was previously named a semifinalist in the Londeix International Saxophone Competition (Bangkok, 2014) and the Dilson Florencio International Competition (Brasilia, 2015). He has appeared in recitals at the 17th and 18th World Saxophone Congresses (Strasbourg, France and Zagreb, Croatia), and performs regularly in orchestral and chamber settings throughout the United States.
He has performed and recorded as saxophonist with ensembles throughout the Northeast including the Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra, Jamaica Plain Saxophone Quartet, Area 9 Quartet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Monadnock Music, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra.
An enthusiastic interpreter of new music, Sean has collaborated with numerous composers, including Gunther Schuller, Larry T. Bell, Christian Lauba, Thomas Oboe Lee, David Amram, Ken Ueno, Alex Mincek, Max Stern, Matti Kovler, and many more.
Sean holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in woodwind performance from the Boston University College of Fine Arts. He previously studied at New England Conservatory of Music (MM, GD) and the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music (BM). He is a member of the music faculty at the Wellesley Public Schools and Dana Hall School of Music, where he enjoys working with young saxophone and clarinet students.
Sean is an Endorsing Artist for Conn-Selmer, Inc. and Selmer Paris saxophones.