Ian is from Tampa, Florida and began playing saxophone at the age of 12. He was inspired to pursue the instrument by his dad who is also a saxophone player. He quickly fell in love with music and decided to pursue it as a career.
Ian majored in Instrumental Music Education at Florida State University, where he spent four years in the Marching Chiefs, University Symphonic and Concert Bands, and was part of the FSU Saxophone Chamber Orchestra’s 2016 performance at the North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference. In the Marching Chiefs, he served as a Saxophone Row Leader and Head Section Leader, earning the Medal of Honor award in his senior year.
Ian is now in his third year as the Director of Bands at Fort Pierce Central High School and is an active performer and clinician throughout the state of Florida.