inspiration and guidance

A dedicated and passionate leader in music education, Marco Albonetti has provided inspiration and guidance to hundreds of young saxophonists.

Currently, he holds a tenured position as Professor of Saxophone at Conservatorio di Musica ‘F.A. Bonporti’ in Trento. He is an external examiner for Doctoral Studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and was most recently appointed Professor of Chamber Music at the prestigious Fondazione Accademica Internazionale ‘Incontri con il Maestro’ in Imola, Italy. He has been a member of the faculty at the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University in Wisconsin and Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

As a visiting professor and clinician, he presents master-classes at such prestigious institutions in Europe, the United States, and Asia as the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Universität der Künste Berlin, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, Manhattan School of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music, Yale University, Hartt School at University of Hartford, State University of New York at Stony Brook, National Taiwan University in Taipei, National Taichung University in Taiwan, Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Wuhan Conservatory of Music, and Xi’An Conservatory of Music, as well as the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn, Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Urals Mussorgsky State Conservatory of Music in Yekaterinburg, and St Petersburg State Conservatory of Music.

Marco is the Founder and Artistic Director of the annual SaxArt Festival in Faenza, Italy, a summer music camp and concert series that attracts classical and jazz students from around the world, including the United States, Canada, Europe, Costa Rica, Israel, Russia, Japan, China, and Taiwan.

He is a Légère Reeds Endorsing Artist.


Marco holds a Diploma from the Conservatorio Statale di Musica ‘Gioachino Rossini’ in Pesaro, where he studied with Professor Enzo Veddovi, and an Artist Diploma from the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg, under Dr Eugene Rousseau. He received his Master of Music degree, “summa cum laude”, with the thesis ‘A Performance Guide to Luciano Berio’s “Sequenza” VII bis for soprano saxophone’ from Bowling Green State University as a student and teaching assistant of Dr John Sampen.

The only Italian classical saxophonist to receive a doctorate in the United States, Marco earned his Doctor of Musical Arts, “summa cum laude”, winning The Dean’s Award of Excellence for his dissertation ‘A Performance Guide to Astor Piazzolla’s Music’ at Michigan State University, where he studied classical saxophone performance under James Forger and Joseph Lulloff and jazz saxophone performance with Andrew Speight and Branford Marsalis.