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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Thomas Smialek

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Name: Thomas Smialek
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:00 PM
Presentation Venue: W 218
Presentation Title: Work Patterns of Late 19th-Century United States Saxophonists
Type of Presentation: Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
Proposal Duration: 50

Thomas Smialek is Professor of Music & Integrative Arts at The Pennsylvania State University, Hazleton. His research interests include the early history of the saxophone and the use of technology in music instruction. He has presented and performed at meetings of the North American Saxophone Alliance, The College Music Society, the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, the American Musicological Society, and the Twelfth World Saxophone Congress. Publications have appeared in The Saxophone Symposium, Saxophone Journal, Journal of Research in Music Education, and Journal of Technology in Music Learning. He and L. A. Logrande developed the educational software Active Listening Tools for publisher CengageLearning’s music appreciation textbook Listening to Music by Craig Wright. Smialek produced NASA’s compact disc of historical recordings The Saxophone Craze. He has been a member of The Saxophone Symposium’s editorial board since 1994 and was editor from 1997-2004.


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L. A. Logrande



L. A. Logrande is a composer of new music, with saxophone performances worldwide. In 2016 Duo Montagnard premiered her L’Eternité on the Simply Grand Concert series of WVIA (Pittston, PA), with 3 re-broadcasts in 2017. Saxophonist Andy Wen premiered Scattering Light at the 17th World Saxophone Congress, France, and recorded the duet with pianist Ann Lee in 2017. Logrande's CD releases include Indelible Imprint, 2013, and Apparitions from Experience, 2012. She was twice awarded the Southeastern Composers’ League Arnold Salop Memorial Composition Award. With Thomas Smialek of Penn State University, she co-created the educational software Active Listening Tools used in Craig Wright’s textbook Listening to Music. Their collaboration on two articles, “Louise Linden: America’s First Saxophone Virtuoso,” and “The Performances, Critical Reception, and Repertoire of Bessie Mecklem,” were published in The Saxophone Symposium. Her memberships include NASA, CASS of Great Britain, and CMS.


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