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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Wilson Poffenberger

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Wilson Poffenberger
Website: http://www.wilson-poffenberger.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Organ Hall
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

Name Instrument Bio
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 undefined . . .
Sage Degand Alto Saxophone 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
Ma mère l’oye Maurice Ravel arr. G. Harnois 7