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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — Barry McGinnis

Mark your calendars now to join us Thursday-Sunday, March 10-13, 2022 for the NASA 2022 Biennial Conference at Oklahoma State University, Greenwood School of Music in Stillwater, Oklahoma.


Saxophone Player
Name: Barry McGinnis
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Visitations from the Dark Mov. 1 Mirages Mov. 2 Midnight Messenger Mov. 3 Sprites
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 12

Dr. Barry McGinnis is currently Professor of Woodwinds at Newberry College where he teaches woodwinds, music history, and directs the woodwind ensembles and jazz combo. He received the Bachelor of Science degree - Saxophone Performance from Towson University, the Master of Music-Woodwind Specialist degree from East Carolina University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree - Saxophone Performance from the University of Georgia. His teachers include Dr. Joseph Briscuso, Dr. Brad Foley, and Dr. Kenneth Fischer. He has appeared with the East Carolina Symphony Orchestra, the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra, and the Augusta Symphony Orchestra. Dr. McGinnis has performed extensively in both classical and jazz settings. Performances include regional and national meetings of the North American Saxophone Alliance and international meetings of the World Saxophone Congress. Dr. McGinnis is currently a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the International Clarinet Association, and the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors.

Other Performers / Participants


Karl Kolbeck

bass clarinet


Dr. Karl Kolbeck serves as Associate Professor of Woodwinds at Wayne State College, where he teaches applied clarinet, saxophone, double reeds, and related courses. He holds degrees from Adams State College in Colorado, The University of New Mexico, and Texas Tech University. His primary teachers include Barry McGinnis, Keith Lemmons, David Shea, and David Dees.

Dr. Kolbeck has performed with numerous orchestras and other ensembles throughout Nebraska, Iowa, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona. He is a founding member of the Black Box Trio, a group dedicated to performing chamber music written for violin, clarinet, and piano. He has been a part of recording projects for Summit Records and Naxos and is an active member of the International Clarinet Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors and College Music Society. Dr. Kolbeck is a D’Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist.

Sarah Masterson



Dr. Sarah Masterson is currently Associate Professor of Piano and Music Theory at Newberry College in Newberry, SC.  Dr. Masterson also serves as the Coordinator of Music Theory, and the founding Artistic Director of the Darr Wise Piano Competition.  As an SCMTA board member, Dr. Masterson serves as Coordinator of Junior Competitions.  She is also an active member of the College Music Society and American Guild of Organists.  Prior to joining the Newberry College faculty, she was on faculty at Eastern Connecticut State University and Fitchburg State University. As a performer, Dr. Masterson has performed as soloist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the DePauw Orchestra, the University of Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, and the Newberry College Wind Ensemble. She currently maintains an active performance schedule throughout New England, the Midwest, and Southeast.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Visitations from the Dark Howard J. Buss 12