Kimberly Goddard Loeffert serves as Lecturer of Music Theory at Oklahoma State University where she coordinates the saxophone quartet program.
Her current research interests include performance and analysis of chamber music, musical gesture, and the theory and analysis of music since 1980.
Kimberly Goddard Loeffert
Loeffert has taught music theory, saxophone, and chamber music at Michigan State University and music theory and aural skills at Florida State University where she is a Ph.D. Candidate in Music Theory. Loeffert earned a D.M.A. and M.M. in Saxophone Performance, as well as an M.M. in Music Theory Pedagogy from Michigan State University. She holds a B.M. in Saxophone Performance and Jazz Studies from Northwestern University. Her primary saxophone teachers have included Joe Lulloff, Frederick Hemke, and Joseph Wytko.
An active chamber musician, Loeffert has won numerous chamber music prizes as a member of the h2 quartet, including First Place at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and First Place at the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, among others. She can also be heard on five commercially available discs and a nationally-syndicated PBS television episode of Backstage Pass.
Loeffert has performed at prestigious venues around the world, including the Cankar Dom (Slovenia), the Guarnerius Center for the Performing Arts (Serbia), Merkin Hall (New York City), the National Concert Hall (Ireland), the Sarajevo Music Academy (Bosnia), the Siam Paragon (Thailand), the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), and the Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), in addition to university recital halls across the country. An advocate for new music, Loeffert has commissioned and/or premiered works by Drew Baker, Karl Blench, Jongyun Choi, Benjamin Fuhrman, Takuma Itoh, Igor Karača, David MacDonald, John Mackey, Marc Mellits, Victor Marquez-Barrios, Roger W. Petersen, David Rakowski, Jesse Ronneau, Bill Ryan, Matthew Schoendorff, Amy Williams, Kevin Wilt, and Daniel Wohl, among others.
Loeffert is a Vandoren and Yamaha Performing Artist and plays exclusively on Vandoren reeds, mouthpieces, and ligatures, and Yamaha saxophones.