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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — Ryan LeMoine

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: Ryan LeMoine
Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Ravenscroft
Presentation Title: Lingual Exposé: 2.0 - Ultrasonographic Observations of the Tongue During Saxophone Performance
Type of Presentation: Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
Proposal Duration: 60
Bio: Dr. Ryan LeMoine is a saxophonist and educator based in the Phoenix metro area, and has performed and taught throughout the United States and Europe. He is an award-winning performer, recognized at the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition (2015) and the inaugural NASA Saxophone Quartet competition (2008). As a researcher, LeMoine conducted an ultrasound study of saxophonists' tongue motions during pitch bends; he has presented on his findings at regional and national North American Saxophone Alliance conferences. An Adjunct Faculty at Paradise Valley and Estrella Mountain Community Colleges, LeMoine also maintains a private lesson studio and is the resident saxophone instructor at Rosie’s House Music Academy. 

Other Performers / Participants


Joshua Gardner

Ultrasound Operator

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