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Jarod Apple is a NYC-based saxophonist, educator and multi-instrumental performer who prides himself on his technical prowess and proficiency across all genres of music.
As a performer, Jarod has been featured as a soloist with various orchestras, wind ensembles, jazz orchestras and chamber ensembles at Rutgers University, the Manhattan School of Music, and Arkansas Tech University, having had the opportunity to play in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s Jazz Club, and CBDNA conferences. A two-time American Saxophone Academy
alumni (2018 and 2020), Jarod has had the privilege of studying with Timothy McAllister, Otis Murphy, Kenneth Tse, Carrie Koffman, and Chen-Kwan Lin. Jarod was featured on the 2021 album Wall, the debut album of NYC-based pianist, Dabin Ryu. In 2017, Jarod was the grand prize winner of the Arkansas Tech Concerto Competition – winning the opportunity to perform Libby Larson’s Holy Roller with the ATU Wind Ensemble. Jarod has competed at various NASA and MTNA competitions, as well as having presented recitals and having participated in masterclasses at NASA regional conferences and the UNT Jazz Combo Workshop. As a pit musician, Jarod has been featured in shows such as Annie Get Your Gun, Hairspray, and Shrek the Musical, playing both saxophone and guitar.
A student of education with several years of teaching experience, Jarod wants nothing more than to be able to help spread the love of music to the younger generation. Jarod has taught students ranging from ages 4 to 75, on various instruments. He currently runs a private studio and is a Teaching Assistant for Rutgers University. He has previously been a studio instructor at the River Valley Music Center and was a student intern for the instrumental music department, grades 6-12, in the Dover Public School System. He has also been a guest instructor and masterclass presenter for ATU Summer Band Camps.
Jarod is a Doctoral Candidate and Departmental Assistant in Classical Saxophone at Rutgers University – studying under esteemed saxophonist and saxophone historian, Dr. Paul Cohen. He holds a Masters Degree in Classical Saxophone from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelors of Music Education from Arkansas Tech University, studying both saxophone (under the tutelage of Ken Futterer) and voice (under the tutelage of Dr. John Clements.)
Outside of music, Jarod is an active disc golfer and is currently sponsored by Lucky Disc Golf out of Las Vegas, NV.