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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — Rhett Bender

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: Rhett Bender
Website: http://saxophone.sou.edu
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:20 PM
Presentation Venue: Ravenscroft
Presentation Title: I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Lori Laitman
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 18

Rhett Bender is a Professor of Music (Saxophone) at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University.  He is the Director of the Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra and Cascade Clarinet Consort. Bender served as the Region 1 Director of the North American Saxophone Alliance. He directs the Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra in Ashland, Oregon. In China, Bender is saxophone guest artist-teacher at the Sichuan Conservatory in Chengdu and a Visiting Professor at the School of Arts of Yantai University. Bender performs with the Globe Saxophone Quartet, Rogue Valley Symphony, Britt Festival Orchestra, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Rhett Bender is a Conn-Selmer Artist Clinician.

Other Performers / Participants


Madeline Abel-Kerns

Soprano Voice

Bio: Madeline Abel-Kerns is an adjunct-instructor of voice at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. She has taught voice, breath, acting and physical conditioning at Berkeley Repertory, Hebrew Union College, Holy Names College, James Madison University, Mary Baldwin University, NYU, and SOU. Madeline has performed operas Aida, Albert Herring, Die Walk├╝re, Der Rosenkavalier, Siegfried, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly with Frankfurt Alte Oper, Heidelberg Opera, NJ Opera Theatre, Opera Orchestra NY, Sacramento Opera, SF Opera; in addition to Oratorio performances of Beethoven Ninth, Handel Messiah, Haydn Creation, Mozart, Rutter & Verdi Requiem with the Bahamas Music Society, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Hessische-Rundfunk Orchestra, National Chorale, NY Choral Society, SF Choral Society.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
I Never Saw Another Butterfly Lori Laitman 18