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Musical Philosophy

Music moves above us, around us, and through us as invisible art. Despite its intangible form, music has the ability to transport us to distant memories, create emotion out of thin air, and inspire us to achieve greatness in our lives. Before we can call ourselves artists, every musician must decide how they want to inspire their listeners. Spencer’s goal, whether its through his improvisation, part-playing, or composition, is to help people find joy in life.

In order to accomplish this, Spencer’s passion is to learn from the masters of music. Best said by the legendary Charlie Parker, “master your instrument, master the music and then forget all that and just play.” Spencer works every day to further his knowledge of music and saxophone so he can connect with people and put a smile on their faces. His goal is to supply this service to you!

Recent Releases

The first selection is an original tune entitled “New Perspective” (2020) and is performed here with Simon Ciaccio (bass) and Robby Kulik (drums). Also featured here are two recordings Spencer contributed to while completing his Master’s degree at DePaul University (2019). This specific group of musicians includes Somer Joe Hornbuckle (trombone), Bill Kidera (guitar), Simon Ciaccio (bass), and Neil Hemphill (drums).

New Perspective

An original composition, arranged by Spencer Schillerstrom.

Con Alma

A standard among jazz musicians, written by Dizzy Gillespie.

Black Nile

Our take on Wayne Shorter's composition, first appearing on "Night Dreamer" (1964).

Spencer's Musical Services...

Live Performance

Tenor Saxophone and Alto Saxophone primary
Flute, Clarinet, and Piano/Synth secondary

Teaching

Now accepting private lesson students at all levels and ages for all saxophones, flute, clarinet, and piano.

Recording

Studio experience (in person) and capabilities to record section parts, solo parts, and improvised solos using high quality audio and video at Spencer's home studio.