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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — Matthew Tracy

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: Matthew Tracy
Website: http://www.matthew-tracy.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Gammage 301
Presentation Title: T2 Duo: New Music from Douglas McCausland
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 10

Saxophonist Matthew Tracy is Assistant Professor of Music at SWOSU, teaching Music Theory and Saxophone. He has performed as guest artist and clinician across the United States and has won awards in the Fischoff, Plowman, Coleman, MTNA and North American Saxophone Alliance chamber music competitions.

As a student at Michigan State University, Tracy was awarded the College of Music’s highest honor, being selected as a winner of the Honors Concerto Competition. He has also performed as a soloist with the MSU Symphony Orchestra on Mussorgsy’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and as a soloist with the Holland (MI) Symphony.

An advocate for new music, Tracy has premiered new pieces for saxophone by composers such as Reynold Simpson, Phillip Sink, Justin Rito, Curtis Smith, and Andy Francis. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Central Michigan University, and Masters and Doctoral degrees from Michigan State University, studying with John Nichol and Joseph Lulloff.

Other Performers / Participants


Eric Troiano

Baritone Saxophone

Bio: Eric Troiano joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas in the fall of 2016. He maintains an active teaching and performing career as a soloist and chamber musician. As a member of the Viridian Saxophone Quartet, he performs regularly across the country. He has won top prizes in NASA Quartet Competition, the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and the MTNA Chamber Music Competition.

An advocate for new music, Dr. Troiano has premiered and commissioned many new pieces for the saxophone and saxophone quartet, including pieces by composers Andrew Francis, Peter Golub, Justin Rito, Curtis Smith, among others.

A native of Connecticut, Dr. Troiano received a bachelor of music in music education and saxophone performance from Ithaca College, a master of music and DMA in saxophone performance from Michigan State University. His primary teachers include Joseph Lulloff and Steven Mauk. Dr. Troiano is a Selmer endorsing artist.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
inter- Douglas McCausland 10