Saxophonist and educator Fred Winkler has been a part of the musical community in the Pacific Northwest for the last three decades. "Gorgeous playing" - Seattle Times. Mr. Winkler has performed with the grammy winning Seattle Symphony Orchestra under the baton of world renowned conductors and also recording on the Seattle Symphony label. Aside from playing on stage at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, he has performed under the stage as well with the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, and Seattle Opera. Mr. Winkler has also been a featured artist with Symphony Tacoma, Bellingham Music Festival, Auburn Symphony Orchestra, Federal Way Symphony, Spokane Symphony, and Northwest Sinfonietta.
His students have won state and national awards including MTNA, Frances Walton competition, Virginia Glover competition, Washington State Solo & Ensemble Contest and have been featured on KING FM and American Public Radio. His education includes Bachelor of Music Performance from Washington State University, Master of Music Performance from Northwestern University, and Teaching Certification from the University of Washington.