Joan Hutton received a Bachelor's degree in music education and performance from Ithaca College, where she studied with Steven Mauk, and a Master of Music degree in saxophone performance from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Ramon Ricker. She currently lives in Minneapolis, where she has a large studio of saxophone and clarinet students and performs with the jazz-funk band Rare Medium. To learn more about Joan Hutton, visit www.anciaquartet.com/joan.htm