Saxophone, Jazz Studies
Office: Smith Music Hall 302
Dr. Ed Bingham is Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at Marshall University. He holds degrees from the University of Tennessee, The Juilliard School and The University of Kentucky. In addition to the large saxophone studio ant Marshall University, he directs the Marshall University Jazz Ensemble and coordinates two jazz festivals each year. Marshall’s winter jazz festival is one of the longest-running collegiate jazz festivals in the country having just celebrated its 38th anniversary. In early summer, Dr. Bingham directs the Jazz-MU-Tazz Festival that features high school and college students with prominent jazz artists and clinicians. He is a founding member of Marshall’s faculty jazz ensemble Bluetrane. Bingham is Fellow of the Drinko Honors Academy Marshall. His research into the creative process was featured at Marshall’s Drinko Symposium and at the International Association for Jazz Education International Conference in Long Beach, California. Dr. Bingham maintains an active performance schedule in addition to his teaching responsibilities at Marshall and at Blue Lake. He is a bassoonist and saxophonist with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Lexington (KY) Philharmonic, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the River Cities Symphony Orchestra and the Ohio Valley Symphony. Current projects include a presentation at the national conference of the College Music Society in Salt Lake City and the release of Bluetrane’s first CD.