Gillian Richman teaches saxophone in the San Fernando Valley. She believes that saxophone is a fun and unique instrument and she wants to help others find joy in playing. Gillian started playing sax when she was 10 years old in public school and immediately loved it. She is currently a student at California State University, Northridge earning her degree in Music Performance – Classical Saxophone, and Music Education. She studied classical saxophone as a student of Professor Jerry Luedders from 2015 to 2018. Gillian is currently the principal saxophonist in the CSUN Wind Ensemble and has also served as principal saxophonist in the CSUN Wind Symphony, both under the direction of Dr. Lawrence Stoffel. Just this past year, she received the opportunity to go on tour with the CSUN Wind Ensemble in Hawaii, and was able to perform at the Pearl Harbor Memorial and on a concert with the University of Hawaii’s Wind Ensemble. She has also been apart of a saxophone duet, quartets, and large studio ensembles with over 10 saxophonists. In addition to performing in ensembles, Gillian is the CSUN National Association for Music Education, Collegiate Chapter’s treasurer and volunteered at the CMEA Southwestern Section conference in September of 2018. Gillian is the recipient of multiple awards and scholarships, including the Ted J. Gould Memorial Scholarship, the Mary Bayramian Scholarship, and Outstanding Junior of the CSUN Music Department. After her graduation in the spring of 2019, Gillian will enter the CSUN Credential program to continue her studies to become a public school music teacher.