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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Andrew Allen

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Saxophone Player
Name: Andrew Allen
Website: http://www.allensax.com
Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: SAGA Quartet Performs Di/con[ver(gence/sions)] by David Dzubay
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 16
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 currently serves as 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.
Ensemble Bio: SAGA Quartet is an ensemble dedicated to bringing new works into the world and rediscovering masterworks of the past.  They have performed at the Texas Music Education Association Convention and the North American Saxohone Alliance Region IV Conference.  The group consists of Andrew J. Allen (Georgia College), Matthew Tracy (Southwestern Oklahoma State Uniersity), Gregoy Dewhirst (Tarrant County College, Southeast), and Andy Wright (Grayson College).

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Matthew Tracy Alto Saxophone Saxophonist Matthew Tracy is a dynamic performer and teacher, who has received acclaim for his . . .
Gregory Dewhirst Tenor Saxophone Dr. Gregory Dewhirst serves at Professor of Music with Tarrant County College, and Adjunct Professor . . .
Andy Wright Baritone Saxophone Dr. Andy Wright is Professor of Music on the faculty of Grayson College in Denison, TX. Dr. Wright h . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Di/con[ver(gence/sions)] for saxophone quartet David Dzubay 16