Mike Korson is currently a private saxophone instructor the McKinney Independent School District. He
most recently served as Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Texas Christian University for the Fall 2021
semester during Professor Joe Eckert’s sabbatical. Mr. Korson completed graduate work at Texas
Christian University with a master’s degree in saxophone performance where he was the lead alto
saxophonist in the TCU Jazz Ensemble, soprano saxophonist in the graduate saxophone quartet, and
performed with the TCU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony. He will begin doctoral work at the
University of North Texas in August 2022. As a studio teacher, Mr. Korson maintains a heavy private
teaching schedule across the North Texas region. Under his instruction, many of his students have
earned placement in the Texas All-Region, All-Area and All-State bands. As a freelance musician, he
frequently performs as a jazz and classical saxophonist for musical groups such as the Dallas Winds, Fort
Worth Symphony Orchestra, Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and the Jordan Kahn Music Company. Mr.
Korson is also an active music arranger and has prepared numerous works for small ensembles, wind
bands, marching bands, and choirs across the North Texas Region.
"I love YSI because it bring the saxophone world even closer together to share new ideas and make great music."