Dr. Mark Watkins graduated from Brigham Young University and received his doctorate in five woodwind instruments from Indiana University. He studied saxophone with Eugene Rousseau and Daniel Deffayet and jazz with David Baker. Dr. Watkins has performed throughout the U.S., England, Wales, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Canada, and Chile and produced three critically acclaimed CDs. Dr. Watkins’ saxophone tone production research has led to numerous presentations including the 2000 World Saxophone Congress in Montreal, a three-article series in The Saxophone Symposium, the 2006 World Congress in Slovenia, and a presentation on extended techniques for the 2009 Congress in Bangkok. A book and DVD is expected in the summer of 2009. Dr. Watkins served as Director of Woodwind Studies at North Dakota State University and is currently Director of Jazz Studies at BYU–Idaho.