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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Katy Faracy

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Katy Faracy
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:20 PM
Presentation Venue: Organ Hall
Presentation Title: Shot In The Dark for Saxophone Quartet
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 11

Katy Faracy is a woodwind specialist who is dedicated to performing and exploring new music. She had an active part in Milwaukee’s diverse musical scene ranging in genres from contemporary, classical, jazz, pop, funk and new music. She has performed with the Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra, Sheboygan Symphony and internationally renowned Milwaukee contemporary music ensemble, Present Music. Katy was an active pit orchestra musician throughout southeastern Wisconsin as well.

Since relocating to Montclair New Jersey to pursue a master’s degree in woodwind doubling with an emphasis in musical pit orchestras, Katy is an active member and co-founder of Crimson Winds, a woodwind quartet that specializes in woodwind doubling repertoire and standard quartet repertoire for saxophones, clarinets, and flutes. Katy currently studies saxophone with prof. Chad Smith and Flute with prof. Wendy Stern at Montclair State University. 

Ensemble Bio:

Crimson Winds is a woodwind quartet that specializes in woodwind doubling. They comprise of master’s students and graduated professional musicians all hailing from Montclair State University in Montclair New Jersey. They have performed throughout northeastern New Jersey and the greater metropolitan area in concert settings on and off campus and in community outreach concerts at local schools. Crimson Winds draws influence from pop, rock, classical, new music, and commercial. 

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Alex Lemma Baritone Saxophone Alex Lemma is the baritone saxophone and low reed player in the Crimson Wind quartet. After receivin . . .
Amanda Morden Soprano Saxophone Amanda Morden is a woodwind doubler whose primary instrument is flute. She has played a wide variety . . .
Tessa Dolce Tenor Saxophone Tessa Dolce is a freelance Multiple Woodwind Specialist based in the New York/Metropolitan are. A re . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Shot in the Dark Ethan Cypress 11