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Peter Van Siclen

Peter Van Siclen is a graduate of Hamilton College and earned his Masters of Music in jazz composition at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Although saxophone is his main instrument he also plays flute and has been known to play more than one saxophone at a time. Electronics are often a part of his live set up and he is constantly introducing more experimental devices all of the time. He is currently working on incorporating his compositions for Game Boy into a live music setting.

Peter Van Siclen loves jazz and has performed in several different big bands and combos. Recently he performed with western Massachusetts funk ensemble “Groove Shoes”. His Maine trio was known as Michael Shakley & Graham or MSG (taken from each player's middle name). In 2007 they released the album “Crackers” which embraced their eclectic musical tastes.

Previously Peter performed in the funk/rock band Zeaskeez and before that with Ted Only Knows. While with Ted Only Knows he opened for and sat in with the band Guster.

Peter continues to compose music for Washington D.C.'s Go-Go Symphony and the Capital City Symphony.

Gear

Selmer Mark VI Tenor Roberto's Winds Pro Series Alto Akai EWI 4000s & 5000


Tags

”...the music itself roared, from go-go treatments of Mozart, Richard Strauss and Edvard Grieg (whose funkified “In the Hall of the Mountain King” may never be the same) to a pair of subtle-but-powerful works by saxophonist Peter Van Siclen.” - Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/go-go- symphony-at-atlas-performing-arts-center-is-well-worth-a- listen/2014/02/23/b07d847c-9c9a-11e3-8112- 52fdf646027b_story.html

Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Peter Van Siclen has taught: Saxophone Flute Guitar Keyboard Improvisation Theory Chorus Band Composition Music History Jazz Ensemble Peter Van Siclen has taught & directed music at: Thurgood Marshall Academy, Washington DC, Charter HS The MacDuffie School, Springfield, MA, Private MS & HS Camp O-AT-KA, Boys Summer Camp

Photos

Albums

Congress for Sale

Self Produced
2011

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Michael, Shakley &...

Self Produced
2007

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Videos

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