Houston-based saxophonist and educator Reese Burgan is Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Lone Star College - Montgomery where he is an active performer and avid teacher of saxophone and music theory and coordinator of the annual Montgomery Saxophone Day. His performing career has taken him around North America, performing in venues spanning the United States to Canada, and he is an ensemble member of Ikigaioto Duo and Eurus Saxophone Quartet. Additionally, Reese is a member of faculty at Lone Star College - North Harris and the John Cooper School in The Woodlands. As a private lesson and master class teacher, he maintains a vibrant saxophone studio of over 50 students spanning The Woodlands and Cypress areas and is the site coordinator for the Young Saxophonist’s Institute - Klein, an annual summer saxophone camp with locations throughout Houston and Dallas.
His special interests include new music and collaboration. Recent commissions include works by composers including Lowell Fuchs, Michael Markowski, and Coleman Rowlett spanning genres including electronic music, chamber music, and solo works. Reese is also co-organizer for The Woodlands Chamber Music Project, which is an emerging presence in the North Houston arts scene and has an ongoing goal to program engaging chamber music concerts in collaboration with local musicians and composers.
His competition experience includes 2nd Prize in the 2018 International Wind Duo Symposium and 2nd place at the 2013 Lone Star College Quartet Competition as part of Phoenix Saxophone Quartet. Reese holds a Master’s Degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University.