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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Eric Troiano

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Eric Troiano
Presentation Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 8:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Kent Hance Chapel
Presentation Title: New Works for Saxophone Quartet
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 20

Eric Troiano is currently a Doctoral candidate
at Michigan State University and received his MM in Saxophone Performance from
Michigan State Univeristy and BM in Music Education and Saxophone Performance
from Ithaca College.  His primary
teachers include Joseph Lulloff and Steven Mauk.  Eric is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Michigan State
University and teaches private lessons to middle and high school students in
the greater Lansing area.  He has
been a semifinalist at the 2014 ISSAC Saxophone Competition, and a finalist in
the Michigan State University Concerto Competition and the Ithaca College
Concerto Competition.  As the
baritone saxophonist of the Echo Quartet, he won second place at the 2014 Fischoff
Chamber Music Competition, 2015 Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and 2013 National
MTNA Chamber Music Competition, and third place in the 2014 North American
Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition.

Ensemble Bio:

The Viridian Saxophone Quartet, comprised of members Casey Grev, Madeline Morizio, Kyle Landry, and Eric Troiano, was formed in 2015 with the goal of presenting exciting performances of new and standard works for saxophone quartet. Members of the Viridian Quartet have placed in many prestigious chamber competitions such as: MTNA National Chamber Music Competition, Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, and Coleman Chamber Music Competition.

The Viridian Quartet also maintains a very active schedule of outreach and clinics. They have presented masterclasses and recitals at: Interlochen Center for the Arts, Hudsonville High School, Grandville High School, Traverse City Schools, and Fowlerville Schools.  They have given performances at: Ithaca College, Central Michigan University, Oakland University, and Interlochen Public Radio. In addition to these performances, the members have given many premieres of new works for saxophone quartet.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Casey Grev Saxophone Casey Grev is a DMA student at Michigan State University, where he is a recipient of the University . . .
Kyle Landry Saxophone Kyle Landry is a first year doctoral student at Michigan State University studying under . . .
Madeline Morizio Saxophone Madeline Morizio is currently a first year Masters student at Michigan State University. She is pur . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Quartet for Four Saxophones Peter Golub 10
Saxophone Quartet Georg Friedrich Haas 8