Austin Vickrey is a saxophonist, woodwind specialist, composer / arranger, and music educator who currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL.
Born and raised in Utah, Austin developed a love for music at a young age and was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award upon graduating high school. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance from the University of Utah (2000) and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (2004).
From 2004 to 2008, Austin was the Assistant Musical Director at Earlham College, in Richmond, IN, where he directed the Earlham College Jazz Band, assisted with the Earlham Orchestra, and taught private lessons on saxophone and in jazz theory. From 2010 to 2016, Austin was an Adjunct Professor of Music for the Music Industry & Recording Arts program (MIRA) at St. Petersburg College, where he taught classes in music theory, improvisation, performance techniques, and music appreciation. Currently, Austin is the Adjunct Woodwind Instructor for John Hopkins Middle School in St. Petersburg, FL. In addition to teaching, Austin keeps a busy performing schedule and plays throughout the St. Pete / Tampa Bay area with his own groups and as a side man.