Kirk Habana

Kirk Habana
Music Adjunct; Saxophone

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Kirk Habana is currently a graduate student pursuing an Artist Certificate in Saxophone Performance at the Schwob School of Music where he serves as teaching assistant to Joseph Girard. His duties include guest lecturing and teaching private lessons, technique classes, and secondary lessons. He performs regularly as part of the CSU Wind Ensemble, Schwob Jazz Orchestra, and various quartets. He has also been a guest performer with the CSU Wind Orchestra and CSU Philharmonic. Kirk also graduated with his Masters degree in Performance from Schwob. Prior to his studies at Schwob, Kirk attended Bob Jones University where he received a degree in Piano Pedagogy. He applies many concepts from the rich pedagogical history of the piano to the saxophone to provide a unique pedagogical approach and enrich his teaching.

Kirk is an avid performer and his achievements include placing in several concerto competitions/ music contests including the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, MTNA Chamber Competition, Schwob Concerto Competition, and BJU Annual Fine Arts Contest (saxophone and piano). Select highlights of his solo career include a recital at the Cleveland Institute of Music and a recital for the Gingery-Mack Scholarship Concert Series at Bob Jones University. He has also been featured soloist for the first Kaleidoscope concert at Bob Jones University and for several bands and choirs.

As an emerging educator, Kirk has presented masterclasses, clinics, private and group lessons, sectionals, and coachings. He has presented at the Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts (in Columbus, GA), at Chattahoochee High School (in Johns Creek, GA), at Columbus State University (for the Schwob Summer Music Festival and Saxophone All-State Etude Clinic in Columbus, GA), and at Hartford Christian Academy (in West Hartford, CT). He has had private studios in NY and SC, and has worked at several studios in GA. He currently maintains a private studio and works for the Schwob Preparatory Division at Columbus State University where he maintains one of their largest studios. All studios, past and present,  include saxophone and piano students.