Musician 1st Class Jeffrey Emerich is originally from Fresno, California. He received Bachelor of Music degrees in music performance and music education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, studying with Wildy Zumwalt; a Master of Music degree in music performance from Indiana University in Bloomington, studying with Otis Murphy; and is currently finishing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, studying with Kenneth Tse. From 2003-2005, he was on faculty at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois as saxophone/theory instructor. Currently he is an active soloist, chamber music performer, and educator, teaching privately throughout Eastern Connecticut. He plays baritone saxophone with the United States Coast Guard Band and with the USCG Band Saxophone Quartet. He joined the Coast Guard Band in June 2005.