Craig Treinen is currently the Assistant Professor and Director of Jazz Studies/Applied Saxophone at Washburn University. Dr. Treinen received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Jazz Studies and his Masters Degree in Music Education from Kansas State University. Dr. Treinen is also a graduate of Washburn University where he received his Bachelor degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance. In 1990, Dr. Treinen entered the United States Air Force as a Saxophone Specialist with the Heartland of America Band (formerly the USAF Strategic Air Command Band) stationed in Omaha, Nebraska. While serving he was the Principle Alto Saxophonist in the symphonic band and was the Musical Director, Staff Arranger and Lead Alto Saxophonist with the Heartland of America Band jazz ensemble the "Noteables," which he recorded and produced the album entitled "Always and Forever." Dr. Treinen is currently jazz advisor for the state of Kansas (KMEA), and currently performs with the New Vintage Big Band, KC Boulevard Big Band, and Moon City Big Band in Kansas City, The Wayne Goins Quartet and The Santiago Brothers Blues Band. He continues to be an active performer and clinician providing clinics, workshops, and lectures on saxophone and jazz education throughout the United States.
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