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Randall B. Hall

Professor of Music; Saxophone, Improvisation, Musicianship, Electronic Music, Music History

Saxophonist Randall Hall joined the Augustana music faculty in 2005. Dr. Hall holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (DMA), the New England Conservatory (MM), the Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt, France (Premier prix) and Warner Pacific College (BS).

He studied saxophone with Claude Delangle, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Jean-Michel Goury, Kenneth Radnofsky, and Ramon Ricker.

Internationally active as a performer and clinician, Hall has performed throughout North America, Europe and Asia, including concerts at the Karnatic Lab (Amsterdam), Logos Foundation (Belgium), Werstatt für improvisierte Musik (Zürich), Zeitgeist Gallery (Boston), Center for New Music (Iowa City), Electronic Music Midwest (Chicago), Outside the Box Festival (Carbondale), and the Electro Acoustic Juke Joint (Mississippi).

He has given lectures and master-classes at institutions around the world, including Harvard University, Cornell University, the Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Bowling Green State University, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, the Luxembourg Conservatory, Concervatorio Superior de Música de las Islas Baleares (Spain), and the World Saxophone Congress.

Randall Hall is the recipient of numerous honors including a Fulbright Grant, Frank Huntington Beebe Grant, Presser Music Award, Encore grant and the Premier prix in the Concour Région Ile-de-France.

Dr. Hall’s students have continued their studies at major music schools in the United States and Europe, including the New England Conservatory, Northwestern University, Eastman and the National Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt, France. They have also won prestigious awards including the Frank Huntington Beebe Grant, the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship and the Joseph P. O’Hern Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship. 

Hall has recorded on the Innova label and Medusa Critical Publications and his compositions are published on Reed Music. In addition to saxophone Dr. Hall also teaches improvisation, music theory, electronic music, and co-directs Augustana’s summer session in Paris, France. 

Specializations: Saxophone

Education

  • B.S., Warner Pacific
  • M.M., New England
  • D.M.A., Eastman, Premier Prix-CNR Boulogne-Billancourt