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      About Ian Semanovich

      Ian Semanovich
      Ian Semanovich
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Charleston, SC
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Clarinet, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet
      Education: Bowling Green State Univeristy, Bachelor's in Music Education
      Performance Experience: Whiteville Garden Tour, 2022 New Music Gathering, 2018 (American premiere) Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, 2017 Bowling Green New Music Festival, 2017 and 2018 (world premiere) Bowling Green State University Wind Symphony, 2015-2018 Toledo Radio Performance with Enohpoxas Quartet, 2016 Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition, 2nd Place Undergraduate Division, 2016 Praecepta Concert Series, 2015 Bowling Green State University Concert Band, 2014
      Teaching Experience: Whiteville High School, Director of Bands and Choir - 2019-2022 St. John's High School, Director of Bands - 2022-Present
      Teaching Philosophy: My teaching philosophy is simple: all students, no matter their background, deserve to have an exceptional and well-rounded education. It is the job of the educator to provide an environment that is structured and safe so that students have the best possible chance at success.

      Get to know Ian Semanovich

      Ian Semanovich is a music educator based in Charleston, SC. He received a Bachelor's degree in music education from Bowling Green State University in 2019. While attending BGSU, Ian was fortunate to study under distinguished artist professor Dr. John Sampen, Dr. Matthew Younglove, and Dr. Nick Zoulek. Throughout his time at BGSU, Ian worked with some of the finest saxophone teachers in masterclasses, performing alongside graduate students in saxophone quartets and ensembles, and playing contemporary classical music at the annual BGSU New Music Festival and the New Music Gathering that was held at Bowling Green in 2017. Performances at these events included world premiers of works that had never been performed. Ian has performed in many competitions, such as the Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition and the BGSU Concerto Competition. After graduating from BGSU, Ian secured the position of Director of Bands and Choir at Whiteville High School and taught there for three years. In those three years, the band program grew in size from 35 students to 70 students total, and the marching band performed in at least six parades per season, as well as performing at all football games. Ian's students were frequently placed in the top spots in district honor bands, and could be seen performing around Whiteville at different events. Ian currently holds the position of Director of Bands at St. John's High School, where the main goal is growing the band program so that it has the ability to reach all students. Along with this, Ian is hoping to provide a quality music education to all students who enroll in his classes, making sure that all students have a great chance at success. 

      Ian Semanovich teaches at:
      975 Savannah Hwy Suite R1
      Charleston, SC 29407
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