Lynn Barszcz is a performing saxophonist based in Western Massachusetts. She is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she earned her Master of Music degree in Performance under the direction of Jonathan Hulting-Cohen. Her love of new music has been a highlight of recent years, premiering and commissioning new works for the saxophone. Lynn has also won many prizes and competitions such as the Summer Youth Music School scholarship from the University of New Hampshire, The Great Composer’s Competition, the ENKOR International Music Competition, and the UNH Department of Music Concerto/Aria Competition.
Ms. Barszcz continues to perform around the Western Mass area and beyond with the Valley Winds and the Heritage Pops Orchestra, along with teaching students in the New England area. She is also the Academic Coordinator of the Music Department of Mount Holyoke College. Her love of performing and helping educate new musicians are some of her biggest passions.
Lynn has participated in master classes with highly sought after professors such as Arno Bornkamp, John Sampen, Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, Clifford Leaman, and Otis Murphy. Additional mentors include Karalyn April, Lynn Klock, and Nathan Jorgenson, where she earned her Bachelors of Music in Performance at the University of New Hampshire.