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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Jeffrey Loeffert

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.
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Name: Jeffrey Loeffert
Website: http://www.jeffloeffert.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Corbett
Presentation Title: New Saxophone Quartet Music by Takuma Itoh
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 16

Jeffrey Loeffert serves as Associate Professor of Saxophone at Oklahoma State University. Loeffert graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Music double major in Saxophone Performance and Jazz Studies. A Frank Huntington Beebe Scholar, Loeffert studied in Paris at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Cergy-Pontoise where he received the Médaille d'Or à l'Unanimité - Saxophone, and the Médaille d'Or à l'Unanimité - Musique de Chambre. Loeffert also studied at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt where he received the diploma Cycle d'Orientation Professionnel. Loeffert completed graduate studies at Michigan State University (MSU) as the recipient of a University Distinguished Fellowship. He received a Master of Music degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance as well as a Master of Music degree in Music Theory Pedagogy. At MSU, he was awarded the Paul Harder Award for music theory and composition.  

Ensemble Bio:

Declared “an ensemble to watch for years to come” by the American Record Guide, the award-winning h2 quartet has been wowing audiences since 2002. The ensemble has released five critically-acclaimed recordings: Generations, Times & Spaces, Groove Machine, Hard Line, and Enrapture. Their CD titled Groove Machine was named to the 2012 American Record Guide Critics Choice List. The h2 quartet has been featured on NPR and PBS programs, including the nationally-syndicated Backstage Pass. The h2 quartet has won prizes at the Fischoff Competition (First Prize, Gold Medals) and the North American Saxophone Alliance Saxophone Quartet Competition (first prize), among others. The group was also a recipient of an Aaron Copland Fund Recording Grant in 2010 for their album Times & Spaces as well as a grant for the 2015 Performing Ensembles Program of The Aaron Copland Fund for Music. The h2 quartet is a Vandoren and Yamaha Performing Artist Ensemble.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Jeffrey Loeffert Alto Saxophone Jeffrey Loeffert serves as Associate Professor of Saxophone at Oklahoma State University. Loeffert g . . .
Geoffrey Deibel Soprano Saxophone A Washington, D.C. native, Geoffrey Deibel is emerging as an important voice for the saxophone and . . .
Jonathan Nichol Tenor Saxophone Jonathan Nichol is the Associate Professor of Saxophone at the University of Oklahoma. He holds bot . . .
Kimberly Loeffert Baritone Saxophone Kimberly Goddard Loeffert serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Oklahoma State . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Sunburnt Takuma Itoh 8
Doublethink Takuma Itoh 8