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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — Gabriel Sanchez

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
Name: Gabriel Sanchez
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:20 PM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Costa Rican Saxophone Music
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 13

Costa Rican saxophonist Gabriel Sanchez Porras is currently a candidate for a D.M.A. in Saxophone Performance, and a Graduate Assistant of the jazz department at the University of Iowa. 

In his home country Gabriel is an active teacher and performer. Appearances include concerts with the National Symphonic Orchestra of Costa Rica, and the San Jose Concert Band. He has participated in several saxophone and music festivals mainly in Latin America. In the last ten years he has performed in Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Colombia, Guatemala, France, Switzerland, and United States as part of different ensembles.  

In 2019 he obtained the 2nd prize at the Concurso Panamericano de Saxofon Clásico Yucatán, 2017 he was awarded the third prize of the ALASAX (Latin American Saxophone Association) classical saxophone competition

Other Performers / Participants


Manuel Vasquez Ramirez

Alto Saxophone


Graduates Summa Cum Laude in saxophone performance from the University of Costa Rica under the tutelage of Dr. Javier Valerio. Vasquez has been a part of some of the most important musical groups of his country, such as The Conservatorio de Castella Orchestra, Heredia Symphony Orchestra, the Costa Rican Saxophone Ensemble, among others. As a soloist, Vasquez has played with the Costa Rican Saxophone Ensemble and the Universidad de Costa Rica Wind Ensemble. He has also participated in 3 international saxophone congresses. More recently, Vasquez was an active part in the project “El Repertorio costarricense para saxofón y piano” under the tutelage of MM. Federico Molina Campos and MM. Harold Guillén Monge, which is a pioneer production to publish the Costa Rican saxophone repertoire. Currently, Vasquez is a 2nd year Master’s student at Ball State University under the tutelage of Dr. Nathan Bogert.

Casey Dierlam


Bio: undefined

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Sinfonia Concertante Sergio Delgado 10