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Michel Nirenberg

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 training. 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

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- 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

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