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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Debra Richtmeyer

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Debra Richtmeyer
Website: http://www.illinoissaxophonestudio.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Evelyn Smith Theatre
Presentation Title: Debra Richtmeyer - in memory of Dr. Frederick Hemke
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 20

Debra Richtmeyer, internationally renowned soloist and pedagogue, has served as Professor of Saxophone at the University of Illinois since 1991, commissioned and premiered numerous compositions, and performed as a soloist and principal saxophonist with elite bands and orchestras in the United States and Europe. A multiple Grammy List Nominee, she was the first woman to perform a featured concerto with orchestra and give a master class at a World Saxophone Congress. She has adjudicated state, national and international competitions and is the recipient of prestigious awards including NASA’s Honorary Life Member Award and UIUC’s Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching. Previously a faculty member at the University of North Texas and Lawrence Conservatory, she received her degrees from Northwestern University and was a student and Teaching Assistant for Dr. Frederick Hemke. Richtmeyer is a Selmer Artist/Clinician, Past-President of NASA and elected member of the International Saxophone Committee.


Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Casey Dierlam Tse Piano Casey Dierlam Tse, whose honors and awards include top prizes at San Antonio’s Rose Petroff College . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Three Romances for alto saxophone and piano Robert Schumann/arr. by Fred Hemke 12
Solace: a Lyric Concerto for alto saxophone and wind ensemble/arr. for piano Joel Love 6