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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — John Nichol

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: John Nichol
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 2:20 PM
Presentation Venue: Kent Hance Chapel
Presentation Title: J4 Saxophone Quartet
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 12
Bio:  John Nichol, Professor of Saxophone at Central Michigan University, has performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival (1997), the North Sea Jazz Festival (1997), and the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival (2000, 2001, 2002).  Professor Nichol has also performed by invitation at seven World Saxophone Congresses: Chicago, Illinois (1979), Nuremberg, Germany (1982), Kawasaki,Japan (1988), Valencia, Spain (1997), and Montreal, Canada (2000), Minneapolis, Minnesota (2003), St. Andrews, Scotland (2012), and Strasbourg, France (2015).  Professor nichol can be heard on Flights of Fancy (Centaur Recording, 2003), Caught in the Act (White Pine Music, 2007), Woodwind Echoes (White Pine Recording, 2008), and Conspiracy Theory (White Pine Music, 2010).  Professor Nichol's saxophone ensemble arrangements can be purchased from Watchdog Music.  John Nichol is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is a Past President of the North American Saxophone Alliance.  
Ensemble Bio: The J4 Saxophone Quartet is a quartet of two fathers and their sons. J4 was created in 2009 by Michigan State University Distinguised Professor Joseph Lulloff, MSU student Jordan Lulloff, Central Michigan University Professor John Nichol, and University of Oklahoma Professor Jonathan Nichol.  J4 Saxophone Quartet has performed at the 2010 NASA Biennial Conference at Arizona State University, 2014 NASA Biennial Conference at the University of Illinois, and the 2015 SaxOpen in Strasbourg, France.   Three of the four members are Yamaha Performing Artists. This unique perfomrance ensemble is a living example of passing performance traditions on to the next generation and demonstrates the joy of making music with family.   

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Joseph Lulloff Saxophone A recipient of the Concert Artist Guild and Pro Musicis Awards and the Michigan State University Di . . .
Jordan Lulloff Saxophone Saxophonist Jordan Lulloff is a music performance major at Michigan State University, studying with . . .
Jonathan  Nichol Saxophone Jonathan Nichol is the Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Oklahoma. Nichol . . .
John Nichol Saxophone John Nichol, Professor of Saxophone, teaches at Central Michigan University. Professor Nichol h . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Doublethink Takuma Itoh 12