Jan Faidley holds a Master of Music degree in saxophone performance from Indiana University and has won prizes in saxophone, chamber music and music history and literature from the Conservatoire National de Region in Bordeaux, France. Faidley is a founding member and saxophonist with newEar contemporary chamber ensemble. She has performed with numerous ensembles and orchestras including the Solistes d’Aquitaine, the Ensemble International de Saxophones, the Quatuor de Saxophones de Talence, the Orchestre de Bordeaux-Aquitaine, and the San Diego and Kansas City Symphonies. Her past teaching experience includes professorships at private and municipal music schools in France. Faidley maintains an active private studio and serves as Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone at Mid-America Nazarene University. She is currently producing a CD of contemporary chamber works with saxophone to be released on the earThis label.