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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Elissa Kana

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Name: Elissa Kana
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Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Katzin Concert Hall
Presentation Title: Music for Saxophone and Piano by Guillermo Lago
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 15
Bio:

An active saxophonist and music educator, Elissa Kana has performed in festivals and conferences worldwide.  In 2014, Elissa was named second-prize winner of the International Saxophone Symposium and Competition.  A passionate chamber musician, Elissa holds the alto chair of the Colere Quartet, which was recently awarded First Prize in Winds, Brass, and Percussion at the 2019 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. 

Elissa is a doctoral student at the University of Iowa where she serves as a teaching assistant for the musicology department; previously, she was the teaching assistant to Dr. Kenneth Tse and was a recipient of the Iowa Performance Fellowship. Elissa has worked as a coordinator and teaching assistant at the American Saxophone Academy, teaches at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in the summers, and maintains an active private studio in the Iowa-City area. Her principal teachers include Frederick L. Hemke, John Sampen, Kenneth Tse, and Karen Wylie.

Ensemble Bio:  

Other Performers / Participants


 
Name Instrument Bio
Casey Dierlam Tse Piano An avid performer of contemporary music, Casey Dierlam Tse devotes herself in promoting new music. S . . .

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
Strong Ties Guillermo Lago 5
Grizzly Guillermo Lago 5
Las Noches de Verano III Guillermo Lago 5