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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Gregory Dewhirst

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: Gregory Dewhirst
Presentation Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 2:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Werner
Presentation Title: Heaven to Clear When Day Did Close: for Tenor Saxophone and String Quartet
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 20

Dr. Gregory Dewhirst serves at Professor of Music with Tarrant County College, and Adjunct Professor of Saxophone and Associate Director of the wind ensemble at Texas Wesleyan University. Prior to his appointments at TCC and Wesleyan, he served as a teaching fellow at the University of North Texas.

An active performer, Dr. Dewhirst performs as a soloist and guest artist, the Northeast Orchestra, the Meridian Chamber Players, Tarrant County College, Texas Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, and the SAGA Saxophone Quartet.

His primary instructors have  included Dr. Eric Nestler, Eugene Rousseau, James Riggs, Wayne Dorothy, Matthew Patnode and Mark Watkins. He received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from North Dakota State University and his Master and Doctorate of Music from the University of North Texas respectively.

Ensemble Bio: TBA - I am in contact with the Ariel String Quartet.  They are currently the artist in residence for the Cincinnati Conservatory College of Music. A graduate string quartet will be working on the music as part of their performance project - the NASA conference to be included.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Gregory Dewhirst Tenor Saxophone Dr. Gregory Dewhirst serves at Professor of Music with Tarrant County College, and Adjunct Professor . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Heaven to Clear When Day Did Close: Fantasy on a Theme of Barney Childs David Maslanka 20