Randy Navarre (b. 18 August 1951, Port Arthur, Tx.) is an American composer, saxophonist and publisher.
Dr. Navarre studied at Stephen F. Austin University (Bachelor of Music, 1973), Temple University (Master of Music, 1981) and the University of Maryland (Doctor of Musical Arts, 1989). His majors were saxophone performance and composition.
Navarre began his teaching career in 1973 in the public schools of Philadelphia. In 1977, he left that position and taught saxophone and music appreciation at Glassboro College and several colleges in Pennsylvania, including Lehigh University, Cabrini College, and Neuman College.
In 1983, Navarre founded Northeastern Music Programs, an organization which provides band and general music instruction programs to private schools and publishes band music. He is also the director and editor of Northeastern Music Publications.
Dr. Navarre is the author of the Instrumental Music Teacher's Survival Kit,a step-by-step guide to teaching all of the band instruments. Articles written by Dr. Navarre are published in The Saxophone Journal, The Instrumentalist, and BandWorld magazines.
Several compositions of Dr. Navarre's are published, and his music is performed throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Dr. Navarre performs as a classical saxophonist. He performs in concerts and festivals throughout the United States and Canada.
Dr. Navarre also provides clinics on teaching all beginning instruments, recruiting, developing the inner ear, and score reading. These clinics are given in colleges, state music educators' conferences, music stores/clinics, and Province meetings in Canada.
Works for Winds
- Adirondack Gold (2013)
- Cape Breton Highlands (2017)
- Castles and Kings (2006)
- Circuit Breaker (2009)
- Cool It! (2006)
- In Honor, the Armed Forces of the United States of America (as arranger) (2018)
- Legend of the Kelpies (2019)
- Unicorns and Dragons (2019)
- Waltzing Matilda (as arranger) (1903/1941)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Randy Navarre." Accessed 5 September 2020
- "Randy Navarre." Northeastern Music Publications, Inc. Web. Accessed 5 September 2020