William Heinz is a Denver native. His musical life started at the age of ten when he began studying saxophone with an after-school enrichment program offered by Denver Public Schools. Once acquainted with the horn, he began his first inquiries into wind band and jazz literature with Colorado Honor Band. During middle school, William added Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts to his after-school repertoire. Under the keen eye of local jazz-giant Keith Oxman, he attended Denver East High School. Upon Oxman’s direction, William attended Metropolitan State University of Denver to study saxophone with Mark Harris. William completed his undergraduate degree in saxophone performance in 2017. During his undergraduate studies, becoming a professor of saxophone became William’s professional goal. To deepen his knowledge of saxophone and open doors into saxophone education. William earned a full tuition scholarship to Ohio University, where he studied saxophone and its pedagogy with Matthew James. As he approached the end of graduate school experience his professional and artistic focus began to change. His artistic focus has become a lifestyle, a lifestyle converging upon creating a unique relationship with music. As he left Ohio University, William became predominantly interested in music education, a career he is currently pursuing.