Saxophonist and composer Michel Nirenberg, a native of Rio de Janeiro, has been carving out a niche in the Washington, DC jazz scene since coming to the United States in 2012. He has already made a name for himself in Brazil, performing in many festivals and winning in competitions throughout the country while earning a bachelor’s degree in music at the top of his class from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). In 2014, he graduated with a master’s degree in music from James Madison University, where he was a teaching assistant and active performer. Long before graduation, he was playing with top performers in both countries.
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Teacher at B&B Music School since June 2014 – currently teaches
saxophone, clarinet, piano and flute as well as music theory, harmony and ear
Teaching Assistant at James Madison University, 2012-‐2014 – taught
chamber music and private saxophone lessons as well as master classes of
general saxophone repertoire and Brazilian music
- Private Teacher – teaches piano, clarinet, and saxophone as well as theory,
harmony and ear training since 2008
- James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA: Chamber Music, Saxophone
Teaching, and Brazilian Music, 2012 - 2014
Eliézer Steinberg - Max Nordau High School, Rio de Janeiro Brazil: Different
types of saxophones and general woodwinds, 2011