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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — Brent Weber

Mark your calendars now to join us Thursday-Sunday, March 10-13, 2022 for the NASA 2022 Biennial Conference at Oklahoma State University, Greenwood School of Music in Stillwater, Oklahoma.


Saxophone Player

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Name: Brent Weber
Website: http://www.frostburg.edu/dept/music/faculty/mr-brent-weber/
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:20 PM
Presentation Venue: Evelyn Smith Theatre
Presentation Title: Saxophone Chamber Works by Mackenzie Jacob LaMont
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 19

Saxophonist Brent Weber has enjoyed a diverse musical journey as performer and educator. After earning degrees in saxophone performance from Southern Oregon University (BA) and University of Georgia (MM) Dr. Weber joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in the capitol of China’s Sichuan province, Chengdu. After two incredible years teaching and freelancing in Southwest China, Dr. Weber returned to the U.S. to pursue his Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Georgia. From 2009-2012 he had the opportunity to study with teachers Kenneth Fischer, Eugene Rousseau, Joseph Wytko, and Connie Frigo.

Dr. Weber is currently Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Saxophone in the Department of Music at Frostburg State University in Western Maryland where in addition to maintaining the saxophone and bassoon studios he also coordinates the jazz studies program.

Other Performers / Participants


Karen Lau


Bio: Karen Lau began her musical study with cello at the age of seven. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music and Master of Music Degree from Catholic University of America. Karen is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Catholic University of America in Cello Performance where she plans to graduate in Spring 2017. Her primary teachers include Michael Mermagen, Sara Male and Shi-Dong Luo. Karen was invited to attend the Vivace Music Festival with full scholarship in 2006, 2007, and 2008. She held the rank of assistant professor at Sichuan Conservatory of Music from 2005-2009. Karen has performed at prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center, NPR Studios, and the National Gallery of Art. In 2016 Karen founded the Frostburg State University Summer Music Academy.

Mackenzie Lamont


Bio: Mackenzie Jacob LaMont is an active composer, performer, music educator, music copyist and arranger, and owner/operator of a small music recording company. His recent compositions have been focused on the environment as well as political and philosophical issues, with the sound world inhabiting a space somewhere between minimalism and post-progressive rock . Mack has a DMA in music composition with a cognate in percussion from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music where he studied composition with Michael Fiday, Joel Hoffman, and Douglas Knehans, and percussion with James Culley and Allen Otte. He holds prior degrees in composition, percussion performance, and music technology/recording, and previously studied composition and percussion at the University of Indianapolis with John Berners and Paul Berns respectively. He is a full time lecturer at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD where he teaches percussion lessons and ensemble, composition lessons, and courses within the music industry track.

Paul Zimmerman



Paul Zimmerman is currently attending Frostburg State University majoring in Guitar Performance and minoring in Jazz Studies.  He grew up in Grantsville, Maryland and has been playing guitar since he was eight years old. His biggest musical influences are guitarist Marcin Dylla, pianist Dr. James DeWire, and composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein.  From the ages twelve to eighteen Paul was heavily involved in competition performances on the East Coast.  He had the opportunity to perform on the national level three times in Orlando, Columbus, and in Louisville placing 4th in 2016 and 6th in 2016.  He performs solo and with many duo partners as well ranging from other guitarists to violinists.  Paul was given the Outstanding Instrumentalist award from Frostburg State University in 2018. 

Joseph Yungen


Bio: Pianist JOSEPH YUNGEN has had tremendous success as a soloist and performer of chamber music, art song, and new music. He enjoys an active life as a concert pianist and instructor throughout the United States and abroad, having performed and taught in China as guest artist on numerous occasions.

Joseph holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Jonathan Feldman as a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow. He earned Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance & Literature and in Accompanying & Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Jean Barr and Douglas Humpherys. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance at Southern Oregon University under the instruction of Alexander Tutunov.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Gristle Mackenzie Jacob LaMont 7
Sonatina for Alto Saxophone and Marimba Mackenzie Jacob LaMont 3
Shards of Bone Mackenzie Jacob LaMont 9