Faculty

Pedro R. Garcia

Adjunct Professor of Saxophone

Pedro R. Garcia
Saunders Fine Arts Building (SFA)
MTSU Box 47, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Biography

An Honors graduate of classical and contemporary saxophone, Pedro R Garcia (Pedrosaxo) has revolutionized the saxophone.  He has synthesized his many interests – imitation, acting, video gaming, and composition – into a breathtaking and truly unique artistic statement.  Quite simply, he has obliterated all previous technical and artistic boundaries, and has achieved it in ways that are fascinatingly beautiful, haunting, appe...

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An Honors graduate of classical and contemporary saxophone, Pedro R Garcia (Pedrosaxo) has revolutionized the saxophone.  He has synthesized his many interests – imitation, acting, video gaming, and composition – into a breathtaking and truly unique artistic statement.  Quite simply, he has obliterated all previous technical and artistic boundaries, and has achieved it in ways that are fascinatingly beautiful, haunting, appealing, and awe-inspiring.  He appeared as a finalist on Spain’s nationally-televised “Spain’s Got Talent!” and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia since 2008.  Pedrosaxo is on the music faculty at Middle Tennessee State University and his self-titled debut album was co-produced with 3x Grammy-winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin (of Dave Matthews Band and Bela Fleck & the Flecktones) and released on Jeff’s Ear Up Records.  

In addition to presenting traditional clinics and workshops, Pedrosaxo has created an interactive workshop for corporate and educational audiences titled “The Metaphor of the Saxophone – A Re-Definition of Problems, Solutions, and Yourself.”  The presentation uses Pedro’s unique story of creativity, perseverance and artistic self-discovery to help others apply their own authentic selves to the challenges that lay before them.  It centers on his belief that “it is through pursuing the impossible that the extraordinary is achieved.”   


Pedrosaxo is a P. Mauriat and Vandoren Performing Artist, and endorses Hercules Stands, and uses their products exclusively in his quest to achieve the impossible.  

Praise for Pedrosaxo

“Pedrosaxo is the Bobby McFerrin of the saxophone!"

~ Jeff Coffin

"Very unusual and hauntingly beautiful."

~ Bob Mintzer

"It appears that from the purely technical side Pedro has crossed into new territory on the saxophone. The implications are vast and pose a challenge to all saxophonists no matter the idiom."

~ Dave Liebman

“I have never seen anything like this... this is different.”

~ Paquito D’Rivera

 “...You cannot believe his impact on the public, the other teachers and the students. You have to see him 'LIVE'! Pedrosaxo has developed a very original, special and particular style of musical performance..."

~ Arno Bornkamp

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