Sean Franz


Saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, english horn, flute


California State University Long Beach 

GPA 3.5

Bachelors Degree in music performance (2005)

Instruments Played: 

Tenor, Alto, Soprano, Baritone Sax 

Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

Oboe, English Horn 

Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute

Studied Privately with Joe Stone, Leo Potts, Eric Marienthal, Gary Foster

Teaching Experience:

The Youth Center in Los Alamitos – Spring 2001

South Bay Conservatory – 2002-2005

The Waverly School – 2006

Pioneer High School (woodwind coach) - spring 2006

Temple City High School (woodwind coach) - Since 2005

Oak Ave Middle School (woodwind coach) - Since 2005

Arcadia High School (woodwind coach) - Since 2007

On Broadway shows, NYC

The Apple Tree – Roundabout Theater Company, Studio 54 (Kristin Chenoweth)

Stairway to Paradise – Encores!, City Center (Chenoweth)

Gypsy – Encores!, City Center (Patti Lupone)


The View, The Today Show

Other Notables

Brian Setzer Holiday tour 2007

Participant in the prestigious Henri Mancini Institute (UCLA)

Recorded on Grammy nominated album “Elevation” 


Outstanding Jazz Soloist - Fullerton Jazz Festival 2001

Outstanding Undergraduate Jazz Studies Student, CSULB 2004

Soloist award at the Reno Jazz Festival 2004

Winner of the 2005 CSULB concerto competition

Selected as a member of the Cal State All Star Jazz Band 2005

Honorable mention for outstanding woodwind player at CSULB 2005

2018Nick Arocho