Extreme Strings Faculty
At age 21, Randy Sabien founded the String Department at the Berklee College of Music (1978.) He hit the road as a sideman with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Jim Post in 1981. Randy’s first jazz album was released in 1983 and he has been touring the nation as a performer with his own groups, appearing as guest soloist with symphony orchestras, and leading workshops for jazz strings for 35 years. He co-wrote the Jazz Philharmonic series with Bob Phillips and is an Alfred Music composer. Randy is currently head of the string department at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. His college ensemble “Rhythm and Bows” won first place in the college group division at the 2012 ASTA Eclectic Strings Festival and took Grand Prize for overall best group. He was the featured guest performer at the 2013 ASTA conference.