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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Mark Harris

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Mark Harris
Presentation Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 9:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Senate Room
Presentation Title: Improvising for Classical Saxophone Players
Type of Presentation: Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
Proposal Duration: 50

Harris Bio for NASA

Mark Harris is Assistant Professor of Studio Saxophone and Improvisation at MSU Denver.  He also directs chamber ensembles and teaches an Improvisation for Classical Musicians class.  He has worn many musical hats, backing artists from Bob Hope to Roger Waters, and working with original music bands in Afro-Pop, Electronic, Big Band, Avant Garde, Art Rock, Classical Chamber, Childrens Music, and other uncategorizable styles. 

A believer in the value of improvising for all music students, he
spends much time working with students of all ages and levels in Denver area
schools.  An avid Soundpainter, (a sign language for creative
collaboration), he gained Soundpainting certification in 2013.  He has
presented demonstrations on improvising to the North American Saxophone Alliance,
the Colorado Music Educators Association yearly conference, College Music
Society conferences in Denver and Tacoma Washington, and professional
development sessions Denver Public School ensemble directors.

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