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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Michael Shults

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.
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Name: Michael Shults
Website: http://shultsma@uwec.edu
Presentation Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 7:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Corbett
Presentation Title: Alto Lineage: Music By Charlie Parker and Jaleel Shaw Arranged by Clint Ashlock
Type of Presentation: Jazz Soloist with Jazz Ensemble
Proposal Duration: 16

Michael Shults has been praised for his "strong, imaginative" improvisations (Downbeat Magazine) and "fresh and intelligent musical ideas" (The Pitch). Active on the Kansas City jazz scene for nearly a decade, Shults has twice appeared as a sideman on the Jazzweek National Radio Airplay Charts. Michael was a finalist in the 2012 NASA Jazz Artist Competition, and winner of the Graduate College Soloist category in the 2012 Downbeat Student Music Awards.

As a concert saxophonist, Shults has been praised for his "jaw-dropping", "authoritative" technique (Bill Brownlee of the Kansas City Star). He is a founding faculty member of the Kansas City Saxophone Workshop with Zach Shemon of the PRISM Quartet, and has served on the faculty of the Eugene Rousseau Saxophone Workshop. He is currently alto saxophonist with the Coalescent Quartet.

Michael is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Yamaha and D'Addario performing artist.

Ensemble Bio:  

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Chroma Jaleel Shaw (arr. Clint Ashlock) 10
Yardbird Suite Charlie Parker (arr. Clint Ashlock) 6