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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Cecily Terhune

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Cecily Terhune
Website: http://www.cecilyterhune.com/
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018 8:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Cohen
Presentation Title: Peppercorn Suite for Two Saxophones
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 10

Saxophonist Cecily Terhune has been described as having “the heart of a musician – an engaging performer and a natural teacher.” Terhune is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in music performance from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati after previously completing both a Bachelor’s degree and an Artist Diploma in performance from Ball State University.

Terhune is the recipient of the Presser Music Scholarship, the Brian Minor Memorial Saxophone Scholarship, and the Tom Shah Memorial Jazz Scholarship. Her primary saxophone instructors include: James Bunte, Rick VanMatre, Nathan Nabb, George Wolfe, Nathan Bogert, and Laura Haines. Terhune currently performs with many fine ensembles including the Rhine Saxophone Quartet and the Violet Duo.

Recent notable performances include a European tour as the BSU Jazz Lab Ensemble's lead alto saxophonist, a solo recital at Mukogawa Women's University in Osaka, Japan, and two solo performances at the Chautauqua Institution in New York.

Ensemble Bio:

The Violet Duo was founded in 2015 by saxophonists Brian Bosley and Cecily Terhune as a format for commissioning new works and interpreting established pieces for two saxophones. The duet was formed in Muncie, Indiana where both earned degrees at Ball State University. Currently, Bosley is based in San Fransisco and Terhune is in Cincinnati, but they reunite often to perform their favorite chamber works and commission new pieces all over the country.

As proponents of New Music, the Duo’s most important recent performance was a world premiere of Three Miniatures for soprano sax duo by Carter Rice at the North American Saxophone Alliance’s 2016 conference at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. 

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Brian Bosley Soprano Saxophone Brian Bosley is a recent transplant to the San Francisco Bay area and is currently a K-6th grade mu . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Peppercorn Suite for Two Saxophones Jim Rhinehart 10