About Lynn Klock

Lynn Klock has appeared as a soloist throughout North America and abroad in Russia, Eastern Europe, South America, Great Britain, Canada, Singapore, and the British and American Virgin Islands.  He has the distinction of being the first saxophonist to be presented on the Warsaw Philharmonic Recital series in Warsaw, Poland, and the first saxophonist to tour with Musicians from Marlboro. Of his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall, Peter G. Davis of the New York Times wrote, “Mr. Klock performed in the most skillful fashion...What impressed one most was how expertly Mr. Klock demonstrated the versatility of the instrument, its potential for weaving smooth legato lines, its flexible dynamic range from delicately whispered pianissimo to forceful dramatic statements without any loss of tonal quality, and its virtuoso ability to clearly articulate even the most rapid figures….Lynn Klock assembled a program that had a considerable amount of expressive variety and sheer musical charm.”

As a Selmer Artist/Clinician and Rico Performing Artist, he has presented masterclasses at national and international conferences as well as at educational institutions across the United States and overseas.  He has been Professor of Saxophone at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1980, and has been the saxophonist and bass clarinetist with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra since 1976. Graduates of his program hold college and university teaching positions in the United States and Great Britain, teaching and administrative positions at all levels in public and private schools throughout the US, and playing positions in the premiere United States Military Bands.

Mr. Klock can be heard on the Albany, CRI, Open Loop, Gasparo, Mark, and Orion labels.