Dr. Anna Marie Wytko
Saxophone, Chamber Music
131 McCain Auditorium
Anna Marie Wytko, whose artistry has been described by distinguished Paris composer-pianist Roger Boutry as "brilliant - great sensitivity - exceptional color and vivid contrasts," is associate professor of saxophone within the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Kansas State University. A Yamaha Performing Artist-Clinician, Dr. Wytko has performed and taught worldwide. International concerto performances include those as soloist with the Banda Sinfónica de Montevideo in Uruguay as part of the Latin American Saxophone Congress, soloist with the Banda de Conciertos de San José in Costa Rica as part of Sax Fest Costa Rica International, soloist with the Polish Air Force Wind Symphony in Poland, soloist at Carnegie Hall for the New York International Music Festival with the KSU Wind Ensemble, and concerto soloist performances throughout England and Scotland. Dr. Wytko has performed as soloist with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, the Topeka Symphony Orchestra, the West Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Tempe Symphony Orchestra. Anna Marie has appeared as soloist for the American Bandmasters Association, the American Band College, the 37th Annual Dr. Lawrence R. Sutherland Wind Festival, the College Band Directors National Association Conference, and as soloist and clinician for the Best of the West Festival, to name a few.
Additional international engagements for Dr. Wytko include, for example, a substantial concert and teaching tour throughout Italy, including performing and teaching at major venues in Milan, Bologna, Perugia, and Florence. Professor Wytko presented a guest artist concert-teaching tour in France including such venues as the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, the Conservatoire Aulnay sous Bois de Paris, and the Centre Cultural La Bouvèche Paris (Orsay). She presented guest concerts and master classes at the Akademia Muzyczna and the Centrum Kultury Przeźmierowo in Poznan, Poland.
TimeGrabber Digital Recordings released Dr. Wytko’s newest CD titled "Anna Marie Wytko, Saxophonist." Hailed by international music journal The Absolute Sound as an artist “possessing a prodigious technique plus extraordinary control of tone and dynamics,” the album is available through CD Baby, iTunes, Spotify, and others, or by contacting TimeGrabber Digital at TGDRecordings@cox.net. Anna Marie’s solo CD titled "When night came..." is also produced by TimeGrabber Digital Recordings. RJ Upmarket Press released Professor Wytko’s book publication titled The Saxophonist As Rank Beginner And Beyond - A Guide for Saxophone Methods Class, Band Directors, and Private Instructors (www.rjupmarketpress.com). Anna Marie is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed chamber ensemble Ascendo3 (www.ascendo3.com). Check out Anna Marie’s Artist Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/annamariewytko and the Kansas State University Saxophone Studio Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/ksusaxophone.