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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — AJ Pratt

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

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Name: AJ Pratt
Website: http://ajprattsaxophone.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Gammage 209
Presentation Title: Contemporary Works for Saxophone and Clarinet
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 15
Bio: null

Other Performers / Participants


AJ Pratt

Alto Saxophone

Hailing from Michigan's capitol city, AJ's passion for progress has motivated him to grow and evolve with those around him.

Upon completion of his Bachelor of Music Education at Eastern Michigan University, he began studies towards a Master of Music at the University of Arizona. AJ has had many great performance opportunities including Carnegie Hall as well as being a featured soloist with local high schools. In 2015 and 2016, he was selected as Honorable Mention for the William Stewart Competition and was selected to perform as a featured soloist with the EMU Symphonic Band in the latter year.

Hungry for new music, AJ has collaborated with different composers such as Michael Markowski, Geoffrey Stanton, Frank Nawrot, Brian McCloskey, and Josh Trentadue.

His teachers have included Woody Chenoweth, Connor Mikula, Kim Loeffort, Todd Gaffke, and Edward Goodman. 

Trisha Bacalso

Bb Clarinet

Bio: Trisha Bacalso is a masters student in clarinet performance at Arizona State University, where she studies under the direction of Robert Spring and Joshua Gardner. An active performer, Trisha has experience performing in festivals and academies across the US and abroad, including places such as Colorado, Oklahoma, and Belgium. Trisha also remains active in the field of music education, where she has worked with young clarinetists in several schools throughout the Phoenix and Tucson area. Trisha received her bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Arizona, where she studied with Jackie Glazier.  

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Teal-Grass Bonnie McLarty 2
Glint Roshanne Etezady 5
New Duet Francisco Javier Dudley de Alba 5