Mikio (Miki) Sasaki

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Assistant Professor of Trumpet
Degrees: 
The University of Texas at Austin, Doctor of Musical Arts (expected May 2022)
Yale University School of Music, Master of Music 2015
The Juilliard School, Bachelor of Music 2013

Mikio (Miki) Sasaki, trumpet player and educator, is an incoming Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Oregon and a doctoral candidate at The University of Texas at Austin (DMA, expected May 2022). He currently resides in Austin, Texas and serves as Instructor of Trumpet at Texas Lutheran University. Previously, Sasaki was a member of the venerable Saint Louis Brass, and was based in New York City as a freelance musician and Adjunct Lecturer at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, where he was a trumpet instructor and director of the brass ensemble.

Hailing from a family of classical, jazz, and bluegrass musicians, Sasaki is a flexible performer with the ability to switch seamlessly between styles, classical, jazz, and beyond. He has enjoyed international and national performances with a wide variety of groups and festivals, including Saint Louis Brass, yMusic, Chamber Music Northwest, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Austin Symphony, Hawaii Symphony, Richmond Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Broadway’s Matilda, and as a soloist with the Austin Symphony.

As a teaching artist, Sasaki has guided students from the elementary through the collegiate level in their journey to musical fulfillment. He has worked with numerous teaching artist programs around New York City, including Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program, the Little Orchestra Society, Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, and Juilliard Precollege. His recent appointments at Texas Lutheran University and Brooklyn College offered the opportunity for Sasaki to further his educational mission at the collegiate level, cultivating musicality and creativity in future generations of musicians.

Sasaki earned his previous degrees at the Yale University School of Music (MM ’15) and The Juilliard School (BM ’13), and his previous teachers include Allan Dean, Mark Gould, Billy Hunter, Raymond Mase, and Ray Sasaki. He is thrilled to be joining the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance in Fall 2022, and looks forward to living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Go Ducks!

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