Richard (Rick) Lawn is the recently retired Dean of the College of Performing Arts at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia (uarts.edu) where he now holds a professorship in the School of Music. He was the Founding Director of Jazz Studies, Chair of the Department of Music, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
Before joining the Texas faculty Rick was Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Iowa. Rick holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Eastman School of Music where his principal teachers were Rayburn Wright, Bill Dobbins, Chuck Mangione and William Osseck.
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Willing to teach
I have taught saxophone and clarinet for over 40 years. I am presently affiliated with the Conservatory of Musical Arts.
I served for many years as a Selmer sponsored soloist and clinician performing in many states across the US. I am currently available for saxophone and jazz workshops, clinics and adjudications.