Kimberly Goddard Loeffert is a saxophonist and music theorist who serves as Assistant Professor in the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts, having previously served on the faculty at Oklahoma State University. She is President of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) and a founding member of the NASA Committee for Gender Equity (formerly the Committee on the Status of Women.
Loeffert is the baritone saxophonist for the h2 quartet with whom she has won numerous chamber music prizes, including First Place Gold Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and First Place at the inaugural North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition. She can be heard with h2 on seven critically acclaimed discs: Infinity Mirror (2020), Soul Searching (2019), Enrapture(2017), Hard Line (2015), Groove Machine (2012), Times & Spaces (2010), and Generations (2008). Loeffert has performed at prestigious venues around the world, including the Guarnerius Center for the Performing Arts (Serbia), Merkin Hall (New York City), the National Concert Hall (Dublin, Ireland), and the Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), as well as university recital halls across the country. She appears in a nationally syndicated PBS television episode of Backstage Pass, and she is a Vandoren and Yamaha Performing Artist. Loeffert is also a co-founder and co-host of the Great Plains Saxophone Workshop and has previously served on the faculties of the Cortona Sessions for New Music and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
In addition to her work at Virginia Tech and OSU, Loeffert has taught music theory, saxophone, and chamber music at Michigan State University, and music theory and aural skills at Florida State University where she earned a Ph.D. in Music Theory. Loeffert holds a D.M.A. and M.M. in Saxophone Performance as well as an M.M. in Music Theory Pedagogy from Michigan State University, and she completed a B.M. in Saxophone Performance and Jazz Studies at Northwestern University. Her primary saxophone teachers have been Joseph Lulloff and Frederick Hemke.