Lois Hicks-Wozniak, is an active concert saxophonist in the New York Metropolitan Region and the Hudson Valley. A saxophonist with the United States Military Academy Band (the West Point Band) from 1996-2004, she is currently principal saxophonist with the Ridgewood Concert Band (NJ), and she presents recitals and is guest soloist with many regional groups. July 4, 2014, she was a featured soloist at the Caramoor Music Festival with the Westchester Symphonic Winds. She has performed a Debut Recital in Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, as a winner of Artists International, and among her many performances, she counts the east coast premiere of John Mackey’s Concerto for Soprano Sax and Wind Ensemble with the Ridgewood Concert Band as a high point. She is an adjunct professor at Marist College where she teaches World Music Cultures. Together with her husband, Matt Wozniak, bass trombonist with the West Point Band, they perform as the “Unexpected Duo”. They have commissioned new works for saxophone and bass trombone, and they will be releasing a new CD in 2015 featuring works for this unusual chamber music pairing. She lives at West Point with her husband Matt and their four children (two sets of twins!), where she maintains an active private music studio. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and teaching Spinning at her local fitness center.