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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Wilson Poffenberger

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Name: Wilson Poffenberger
Website: http://www.wilson-poffenberger.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Nelson Fine Arts Center Plaza
Presentation Title: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Saxophone Ensemble
Type of Presentation: Large Saxophone Ensemble Performance
Proposal Duration: 20
Bio: Saxophonist WILSON POFFENBERGER is currently pursuing a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance and literature at the University of Illinois where he is the split jazz and classical teaching assistant for Debra Richtmeyer. As a soloist, Mr. Poffenberger has performed with the Illinois Modern Ensemble, Dana Symphony Orchestra and Youngstown State University Percussion Ensemble. He has presented recitals at the XVIII World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia, EMS60 Conference, Splice New Music Festival, International Navy Band Saxophone Symposium and the Fondation des Etats-Unis. Recent accomplishments include Silver Medal at the 2019 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, first prize at the 2019 Mostly Modern Festival Concerto Competition, first prize at the 2019 Krannert Debut Artist Competition, grand prize at the 2017 Enkor International Woodwind and Brass Competition and winner of the 2016-2017 Harriet Hale Woolley award. His primary teachers include Debra Richtmeyer, Jean-Michel Goury, James Umble, and Keith Young.
Ensemble Bio: The University of Illinois Saxophone Ensemble, affectionately known as "Sax Band," is an entirely voluntary group consisting of music majors and non-majors in the saxophone studio at the University of Illinois. Founded by Gabriel Piqué in the spring of 2018, this ensemble combines high-level musicianship with unique arrangements to create a fun and enriching concert experience. The ensemble gave a recital at the 2019 North American Saxophone Alliance's Region 5 Conference held at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Other Performers / Participants


 

Scott Augustine

Sopranino/Soprano Saxophones

Not Provided

Kyle Soliz

Soprano Saxophone

Not Provided

Jack Thorpe

Soprano Saxophone

Not Provided

Matthew Storie

Alto Saxophone

Not Provided

Nate Maher

Alto Saxophone

Not Provided

Joseph Kuo

Alto Saxophone

Not Provided

Adam Nigh

Alto Saxophone

Not Provided

Cameron Paddock

Alto Saxophone

Not Provided

Wilson Poffenberger

Tenor Saxophone

Not Provided

Jillian Schiele

Tenor Saxophone

Not Provided

Claire Baranyk

Tenor Saxophone

Not Provided

Samir Melhado

Tenor Saxophone

Not Provided

Michael Chapa

Baritone Saxophone

Not Provided

Mitchell Berg

Baritone Saxophone

Not Provided

Kyle Kreutzer

Baritone Saxophone

Not Provided

Ryan Cabildo

Bass Saxophone

Not Provided

Debra Richtmeyer

Artistic Director

Bio: undefined

Sage Degand

Alto Saxophone

Bio: undefined

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
From a Dark Place Keaton Garrett 6
Bacchanale from Samon and Delilah Camille Saint-Saëns arr. Michael Chapa 7
Devil's Rag Jean Matitia 7