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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Vanessa Sielert

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: Vanessa Sielert
Website: http://www.vanessasielert.com
Presentation Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: St. John's Church
Presentation Title: duality - New Music for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 14

Vanessa Sielert is Associate Professor of Saxophone and Associate Director of the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho. She received a Bachelor of Music in music education and saxophone performance from the University of Idaho, a Master of Music in saxophone performance from Baylor University and a Doctor of Musical Arts in saxophone performance from the University of Illinois. She has studied saxophone with Robert Miller, Michael Jacobson and Debra Richtmeyer. 

Vanessa performs with a wide range of ensembles including the Palouse Jazz Project, the Emerald City Jazz Orchestra, the Bob Curnow Big Band, the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and her contemporary classical duo, Duality. As an advocate of new music, she has commissioned numerous compositions for saxophone, including two works to be premiered by Duality in 2016. In addition to her performance and teaching schedule, Vanessa is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the Northwest.

Ensemble Bio: duality is dedicated to performing and commissioning new works for saxophone and piano. Inspired by both classical and popular music, duality's performances are exciting and energetic, offering a unique, engaging musical experience. 

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Vanessa Sielert Saxophone Vanessa Sielert is Associate Professor of Saxophone and Associate Director of the Lionel Hampton Sch . . .
Kristin Elgersma Piano A specialist of contemporary American repertoire and a frequent interdisciplinary collaborator, Kri . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Bad Coffee Serenade Daniel Felsenfeld 9
Don't... Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff/arr. Vern Sielert 5