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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — John Cummins

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Saxophone Player

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Name: John Cummins
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 4:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Watson
Presentation Title: Cummins/Kana Duo
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 17

John Cummins has appeared throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia in a variety of solo and chamber music performances.  Recent performances include the Hong Kong International Saxophone Symposium, NASA Biennial Conference in Lubbock, TX, the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland, and the International Marimba Festival in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He has commissioned or premiered new works by Marilyn Shrude, David Smooke, Ian Dicke, Nima Hamidi, and Alexandros Spyrou.  Currently pursuing a DMA at the University of Iowa, John studies with Kenneth Tse. His recent performance and research activity includes recording and studying the saxophone music of Thierry Escaich and commissioning new works for saxophone duo with piano.  John holds degrees from Bowling Green State University and the University of Minnesota, and his past teachers include John Sampen, Eugene Rousseau, and Jane Williams.  

Ensemble Bio: None

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Elissa Kana Saxophone Elissa Kana has performed in festivals and conferences throughout the U.S. andEurope. In 2014, Eliss . . .
Casey Dierlam Piano undefined . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Straphanger Ian Dicke 8
Craters of the Moon Daniel Baldwin 9