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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Uday Singh

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Name: Uday Singh
Website: http://www.scioquartet.com
Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 11:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Organ Hall
Presentation Title: Stravinsky Octet with Aruna and Scio quartets
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 16
Bio: Uday Singh, originally from San Jose, California, is in the fourth year of his saxophone performance degree under Dr. Chien-Kwan Lin at the Eastman School of Music. Uday has been a member of a variety of ensembles during his time at Eastman, including the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Wind Orchestra, Jazz Lab Band, and Saxophone Project. Uday is also dedicated to sharing music with new audiences and has frequently performed in local venues such as schools, libraries, and hospitals across the country. Uday is the recent first prize winner of the 2019 Empire State Collegiate Solo Competition, in addition to being a featured soloist with the Saratoga High School Symphony Orchestra. He has had the honor of studying with SSG Douglas O'Connor, Vincent David, Dr. John Sampen, Dr. Nathan Nabb, and Dr. Frederick L. Hemke.
Ensemble Bio: Since 2015, the Aruna and Scio quartets have been actively performing and competing across the United States and in Asia. With first prize awards in competitions such as the Music Teacher’s National Association Chamber Music Competition and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, both quartets have worked to establish themselves as leading groups of the next generation of saxophone quartets. Both groups also perform frequently as featured ensembles at conferences and in concert series, as can be seen in Aruna’s recent performance in Bangkok for the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy and Scio’s performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.. Aruna and Scio have had the opportunity to study together at the Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute in Maine for a number of years and are coached by Professor David Dees and Dr. Chien-Kwan Lin, respectively.

Other Performers / Participants


 

Siobhan Plouffe

Alto Saxophone

Bio: Siobhan Plouffe, from Rochester, New York, is currently pursuing degrees in Saxophone Performance at Eastman under the direction of Chien-Kwan Lin as well as Audio and Music Engineering at the University of Rochester. During her time at Eastman, Siobhan has been involved with a number of ensembles such as the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Eastman Wind Orchestra and the Eastman Saxophone Project. Along with Chien-Kwan Lin, Siobhan has had the opportunity to study under SSG Doug O’Connor, Vincent David, Katherine Weintraub, Carrie Koffman, Timothy McAllister, Otis Murphy, Taimur Sullivan, Kenneth Tse, and Zachary Shemon. Before her time at Eastman, Siobhan served as the principal saxophonist in the Monroe All County Band in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Clancy Ellis

Tenor Saxophone

Bio: Clancy Ellis, from Merritt Island, Florida, is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Music Performance at Eastman under the direction of Chien-Kwan Lin. Clancy also had the opportunity to study extensively with SSG Doug O’Connor of the U.S. Army Band and Vincent David of the Versailles Conservatory. At Eastman, he is a member of the Eastman Saxophone Project (ESP) and the Eastman Wind Ensemble. As a soloist, Clancy recently debuted with the Cordancia Chamber Orchestra as the first-place winner of the Nico Toscano Concerto Competition. He was also a prizewinner in the 198th Army Band Solo competition. Clancy has attended saxophone institutes throughout America and Europe, where he studied with renowned teachers such as Claude Delangle, Frederick L. Hemke, Arno Bornkamp, and Timothy McAllister. In addition to playing saxophone, Clancy has studied orchestral conducting with Brad Lubman and Mark Powell.

Michael Matthews

Baritone Saxophone

Bio: Michael C. Matthews is from Greenville, South Carolina and a third year Saxophone Performance student at the Eastman School of Music with Dr. Chien-Kwan Lin. Michael has won awards in MTNA solo competitions at the state and division level, and has attended two seasons at the Brevard Music Festival with Profs. Joseph Lulloff and Henning Schröder. Before studying with Dr. Lin, Michael was a student of Drs. Matt Olson and Kyra Zhang. Michael enjoys performing for the Eastman community in the Eastman Saxophone Project, OSSIA New Music Ensemble, and the Eastman Wind Ensemble. He is also in the Scio Quartet with colleagues Siobhan Plouffe, Uday Singh, and Clancy Ellis. Scio performs frequently in Rochester and was the winner of the the 2019 MTNA Competition. Michael also enjoys collaborating with composers of various styles, and has premiered chamber works by Patrick Andrew Thompson, Matthew Schultheis, Baljinder Sekhon, and Andrew Kosinski.

Uday Singh

Soprano Saxophone

Bio: Uday Singh, originally from San Jose, California, is in the fourth year of his saxophone performance degree under Dr. Chien-Kwan Lin at the Eastman School of Music. Uday has been a member of a variety of ensembles during his time at Eastman, including the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Wind Orchestra, Jazz Lab Band, and Saxophone Project. Uday is also dedicated to sharing music with new audiences and has frequently performed in local venues such as schools, libraries, and hospitals across the country. Uday is the recent first prize winner of the 2019 Empire State Collegiate Solo Competition, in addition to being a featured soloist with the Saratoga High School Symphony Orchestra. He has had the honor of studying with SSG Douglas O'Connor, Vincent David, Dr. John Sampen, Dr. Gail Levinsky, Dr. Nathan Nabb, Dr. Jan Berry Baker, and Dr. Frederick L. Hemke.

Ryan Hill

Tenor Saxophone

Bio: Ryan Hill is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Music Performance at Texas Tech University, where he also received a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance, under the instruction of David Dees. As a founding member and the tenor chair of the Aruna Quartet, he has received prizes in competitions including the MTNA Chamber Winds Competition, the ENKOR International Chamber Music Competition, the American Prize Chamber Music Competition, and the Coltman Chamber Music Competition, as well as receiving the Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2019. As a soloist, he was a finalist in the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy Solo Competition during the summer of 2019.

Andrew Schoen

Baritone Saxophone

Bio: Saxophonist Andrew Schoen is an active soloist, chamber musician, and educator currently based in Lubbock, TX. He serves as a graduate teaching assistant for the saxophone studio at Texas Tech University where he is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Performance. He also maintains a studio of middle school, high school, and adult students in the Lubbock area. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Music in Music Performance from Texas Tech University.  His primary teachers include David Dees, Will Campbell, and Stephen Jones.

William Pyle

Soprano Saxophone

Bio: William Pyle is an active performer and educator based out of Texas. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in music at Texas Tech University with concentrations in saxophone performance and education. As the soprano saxophonist in the Aruna Quartet he has been a prizewinner at numerous national and international competitions including the prestigious Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. As the founding soprano saxophonist of the Quid Nunc Saxophone Quartet, William helped spark the emerging youth chamber music scene in Texas and now often clinics Quid Nunc and other quartets in the state. At Texas Tech University William’s primary instructors have been David Dees, Stephen Jones, Eric Allen, and Sarah McKoin. He also also received additional intensive instruction from Frederick L. Hemke, John Sampen, Gail Levinsky and Nathan Nabb at the Snow Pond Center for the Arts.

Tony Guzman

Alto Saxophone

Bio: Jose “Tony” Guzman is a native of Rio Grande City, TX and is currently a graduate teaching assistant at Texas Tech University. He has participated in masterclasses with Frederick Hemke, John Sampen, and Kyle Horch and is a founding member and alto saxophonist in the Aruna Quartet. The Aruna Quartet were Winners of the Music Teacher’s National Association Texas Chamber Winds Competition in 2017 and 2018 and were MTNA National Third Prize Winners in 2019. Additionally, they have been invited to the live rounds of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2017, 2018 and 2019, and advanced to the semi-finals in 2018. In 2019, the Aruna Quartet won the gold medal and Grand Prize of the Fischoff National Chamber Competition. In addition to music, Tony is an active professional boxing writer and is the social media director for YouTube Commentator “Tstreet Controversy Live” and FightView360.com

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
Octet for Wind Instruments Igor Stravinsky 16