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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Andrew Hutchens

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Name: Andrew Hutchens
Website: http://andrew-hutchens.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Evelyn Smith Theatre
Presentation Title: New Music for Saxophone and Marimba
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 17

Saxophonist, Andrew Hutchens currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina where he is persuing his Doctorate at the University of South Carolina. He currently serves as saxophone studio teaching assistant and Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet and Saxophone at Allen University, where he teaches applied lessons. He has performed extensively across the United States in both professional and casual venues such as NASA Biennial Conferences, American Single Reed Summit, Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, NASA Regional Conferences, and the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. Andrew is constantly involved in the commissioning and premiering of new music, including works by Stacy Garrop, Alan Theisen, Jeff Weston, Ruby Fulton, Jeff Herriott, and Benjamin Dean Taylor. His principal teachers have included Ian Jeffress, Clifford Leaman, with additional jazz studies with Bryson Borgstedt and bassoon studies from Will Peebles.

Ensemble Bio: The Hutchens/Myers Duo is a contemporary music ensemble composed of saxophonist, Andrew Hutchens and percussionist, Daniel Myers. Originally formed in 2016 while at Western Carolina University, the duo continues push the boundaries for collegiate saxophone and percussion duos through frequent outreach, commissioning, performance, and collaboration with new artists. Devoted to increasing the repertoire of this duo, the Hutchens/Myers duo has been active by commissioning, arranging, and premiering new works by composers such as Michael Laurello, Jeff Weston, Andy Akiho, Terrell Cordice, Stephen Karukas. The Hutchens/Myers Duo has been involved in masterclasses by artists such as the Assembly Quartet and the Ogni Suono Duo. Currently both Daniel and Andrew are pursuing graduate degrees in the Carolinas. Daniel is pursuing his Masters in percussion performance from Appalachian State University and Andrew is pursuing his DMA in saxophone performance from the University of South Carolina.

Other Performers / Participants


Daniel Myers


Bio: Daniel Myers is currently a graduate assistant pursuing a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance, under the direction of Dr. Rob Falvo. An active educator and performer throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, Daniel has had opportunities to perform at events such as WGI Finals, BOA Grand National Finals, Florida State Championships, and the South Carolina State Championships. Daniel has previously served on the marching percussion staff team at Western Carolina University and is currently serves as front ensemble coordinator at Appalachian State University and percussion caption head at Ola High School (GA). Daniel is a performing member of the New Paradigm Percussion Quartet, as well as the Hutchens/ Myers Duo, a contemporary saxophone and percussion duo.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Unity Synonym Michael Laurello 9
City Limits Terrell Cordice 8