Geoffrey Landman

Geoffrey Landman
  • Associate Professor of the Practice
  • Saxophone

Contact Info

202 Murphy Hall
1530 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045-3103


Geoffrey Landman is a performer, teacher, and advocate of the saxophone and new music. He has performed across North America, Europe, Singapore, Thailand, and in New York City’s most well-known venues including Carnegie Hall, Miller Theatre at Columbia University, The United Nations, Trinity Wall Street, The Morgan Library, and John Zorn’s The Stone.

Dr. Landman is the Associate Professor of the Practice in Saxophone at the University of Kansas, and previously served on the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA. An active recitalist and masterclass clinician, he has been a featured guest artist at many of the premiere music schools in the world including Northwestern University, University of Michigan, Hochschule für Musik Nürnburg (Germany), University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Singapore), Berklee College of Music, University of Texas, New England Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, University of Alberta (Canada), and Florida State University.

He has performed as soloist with the Bach, Beethoven & Brahms Society Orchestra, the Yale Philharmonia, the University of Cincinnati CCM Wind Ensemble, and at festivals including the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Tanglewood New Music Festival, PROTOTYPE Festival, MIKROS Festival, Sounding Now Festival, and Mise-en Festival. Geoffrey is the saxophonist of the Wavefield Ensemble, Either/Or Ensemble, and has collaborated with groups including the Talea Ensemble, Argento New Music Project, Metropolis Ensemble, and Fireworks Ensemble. He is one half of the Landman/Stadler Saxophone Duo along with German saxophonist Patrick Stadler. For 8 years Geoffrey was the soprano saxophonist with the New Thread Quartet, a saxophone quartet he co-founded in 2011. As an orchestral saxophonist, he performs with Music at Trinity Wall Street’s NovusNY, Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and was a Fellow at the 2015 and 2016 Tanglewood Music Festivals.

Having premiered over 80 works for saxophone, Geoffrey has worked with composers including Ann Cleare, Philippe Leroux, Christian Lauba, Giorgio Netti, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Elliott Sharp. Geoffrey has collaborated with many acclaimed artists, including vocalists Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Tony Arnold, Lena Willemark, and Ulrika Bodén; JACK String Quartet, TILT Brass, Prism Saxophone Quartet, pianist/composer Osnat Netzer, and poet J.D. McClatchy. He has recorded for labels including New World, Sterling Modern, New Focus, Navona, and BMOP/sound. Landman’s performance at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre of Karin Rehnqvist’s Rädda mig ur dyn for alto saxophone and soprano voice (Ulrika Bodén) was chosen by the composer to be included in her album “LIVE” on the Sterling Modern label, which was awarded the 2014 Swedish Grammy for ‘Classical Album of the Year’.

He holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BM), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM), Post-graduate work at the Hochschule für Musik Basel in Switzerland, and New England Conservatory where he was the first ever DMA in saxophone performance in the school’s history. His principal teachers are Donald Sinta, Marcus Weiss, James Bunte, and Kenneth Radnofsky. Geoffrey Landman is a Conn-Selmer, D’Addario Woodwinds, and BG France performing artist and performs exclusively on Selmer Paris saxophones, D’Addario Reserve reeds, and BG France ligatures and accessories.