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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Brian Rodesch

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: Brian Rodesch
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Kent Hance Chapel
Presentation Title: Nexus Duo: Alone Together
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 15

Saxophonist Brian Rodesch is an avid soloist, chamber musician, and improviser. He currently serves on the faculty at the University of Minnesota-Morris as teaching specialist in saxophone. He has held positions at the University of Northern Colorado, East Carolina University, MacPhail Center for Music, the Mount Olivet School of Music, Apple Valley High School (MN), and served as an assistant director with the Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands (MYJB). Brian is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Arts degree with an emphasis in saxophone performance and secondary emphasis in jazz pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado, where he is a student of Dr. Andrew Dahlke. He holds additional degrees from East Carolina University (M.M.) and the University of Minnesota (B.M). His primary teachers have included Dahlke, Dr. Jeffrey Bair, Prof. Eugene Rousseau, Dr. David Milne, Mr. Brian Grivna, and Mr. Greg Keel. 

Ensemble Bio:

The Nexus Duo, comprised of Lisa Perry, clarinet and Brian Rodesch, saxophone, was formed in the summer of 2015 with the intent of spreading their passion for music and collaboration through intimate performances and workshops. Dedicated to outreach and education, the duo frequently appears as guest artists and clinicians at middle and high schools around the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. As advocates for new music, the duo is excited to be working with many emerging composers to produce engaging new repertoire for clarinet and saxophone duo.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Lisa Perry clarinet Born and raised in North Carolina, clarinetist Lisa Perry is an active solo, orchestral, and chambe . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Alone Together Katherine Bergman 15