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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Andrew Allen

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Name: Andrew Allen
Website: http://www.allensax.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: New Works by Robert Lemay and Igor Karaca
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 13
Bio: Andrew J. Allen has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, and Croatia. As a concerto soloist, he has appeared with the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, the Oklahoma State University Chamber Orchestra, the University of Arkansas Wind Symphony, and the Midwestern State University Wind Ensemble. More than two dozen works have been commissioned and premiered by him from such composers as François Rossé, Robert Lemay, Fang Man, Jesse Jones, and Greg Simon.  His recordings can be heard on the Equilibrium and Parma labels.

Andrew J. Allen is currently an assistant professor of music at Georgia College & State University.  He holds degrees from Tennessee Technological University, Central Michigan University, and the University of South Carolina.  Allen is a Conn-Selmer Artist-Clinician and a Vandoren Performing Artist and he performs exclusively on Selmer Paris saxophones and Vandoren mouthpieces, reeds, and ligatures.

Other Performers / Participants


Igor Karaca



Dr. Igor Karača is a Bosnian composer and pianist of classical and jazz music. Most of Karača's work has been for chamber ensembles and electronic media. He employs a wide variety of techniques, ranging from controlled aleatoric, avant-jazz inspired textures, to more traditional, neoclassical style; he usually aims to make his work accessible to a relatively large audience.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
TBD for tenor saxophone and piano Igor Karaca 7
Into Thin Air for solo soprano saxophone Robert Lemay 6