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Christopher Mickel D.M.A.

Aaron Drake in an excellent musician who also makes some of the most innovative mouthpieces on the market. Drake Mouthpieces features custom ceramic moutpieces, mouthpieces comprised of Aaron's unique vintage resin material which come with and without ceramic chambers and excellent metal mouthpieces. I have been playing his ceramic chamber mouthpieces for the past few years and I recommend them without hesitation. They are the best mouthpieces I have ever played.


Saxophonist and music educator Chris Mickel currently resides in his hometown of Charleston, West Virginia. He has been playing saxophone for about 25 years, having studied jazz and classical performance. He is a versatile a musician and has experience performing in many settings from rock and jazz to chamber music and solo classical repertoire.

He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from West Virginia University, with his major research project being on the Glazunov saxophone concerto. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from West Virginia State University in 1999 and a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from the University of Louisville in 2002. He has studied saxophone with the following teachers: Michael Ibrahim, Morgantown, WV (2008 – 2011); David Wright, Morgantown, WV (2007 – 2008); John Moore, Louisville, KY (2001 – 2002); Michael Tracy, Louisville, KY (2000 – 2001); Gary Stringer, Charleston, WV (1996 – 1999); and Mel Gillespie, Charleston, WV (1992 – 1996).


Christopher Plays the Ceramic Chamber Contemporary I Tenor (CRC CT I)

You can purchase Christopher's most recent album through the image link below.