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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — James Besaw

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Saxophone Player
Name: James Besaw
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Gammage 209
Presentation Title: Steve Reich WTC 9/11
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 16
Bio: James Besaw is curently in his second year of his Master's degree program in saxophone performance studying with Dr. Jeffery Heisler at Oakland University. James completed his Bachelor of Music Education in 2017 at Saginaw Valley State University where he studied with Professor Susan Littell. In 2015, James was a Performance Fellow at the Nief-Norf Summer Music Festival at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. James has performed in many masterclasses with numerous distinguished musicians including James Umble, Zach Shemon, Taimur Sullivan and the Estrella Consort.  
Ensemble Bio: Purple Quartet is the premier saxophone quartet at Oakland University. Purple Quartet has performed in a masterclass with the world-renowned chamber ensemble, Imani Winds.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Brant Ford Soprano Saxophone Brant Ford is a 20 year old saxophonist from Henderson, Kentucky. He is currently in his third year . . .
Alex Sellers Tenor Saxophone Alex Sellers is a music educator based in Rochester Hills, Michigan where he teaches adjunct at Oak . . .
Paige Grider Baritone Saxophone Paige Grider is in her Senior year at Oakland University, studying music under Dr. Jeffery Heisler, . . .
James Besaw Alto Saxophone undefined . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
WTC 9/11 Steve Reich 16