Thomas Zinninger has been an active saxophonist and music educator in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana for the past 15 years. Equally comfortable in several different styles, his musical experience ranges from jazz (combo and big band) to classical (chamber and orchestral). Zinninger has performed with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Frank Simon Band, Chamber Winds of Louisville, Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, RL Big Band, and Don Kreckel Orchestra. As a soloist, he has premiered new arrangements for the saxophone at the 16th World Saxophone Congress (in St. Andrews, Scotland), and at the 2012 and 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance National Conferences. As an educator, Zinninger has served both as a graduate assistant and on the faculty at the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) in Cincinnati. His duties have included teaching applied saxophone and teaching courses in jazz improvisation and jazz appreciation. Zinninger received a B.M.E. from the University of Louisville and M.M. and D.M.A. at CCM. Dr. Zinninger joined the Wittenberg faculty in 2014.