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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Matthew Koester

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Matthew Koester
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Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Organ Hall
Presentation Title: The University of Michigan Saxophone Ensemble
Type of Presentation: Large Saxophone Ensemble Performance
Proposal Duration: 16
Bio:

Matthew Koester is a Michigan based saxophonist praised for his "commitment to stellar sound and control" by La Tribune in Quebec. Recent engagements have included appearances with the New World Symphony and the premiere of an opera by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom. Additionally, he is featured on the Naxos label recording of Gershwin’s American in Paris critical edition. 

 

Koester has collaborated with the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings alongside members of the Detroit Symphony, and the Michigan Chamber Players with University of Michigan faculty members. As an active competitor, he has been awarded prizes at the Prix Orford Musique and the MTNA National Competition. In 2018, Koester was the first resident saxophonist at historically acclaimed Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Koester holds degrees from the University of New Mexico and the University of Michigan, and serves on faculty at Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI. 

Other Performers / Participants


 
Name Instrument Bio
Salvador Flores Soprano Saxophone Salvador Flores is a junior saxophone performance major at the University of Michigan studying with . . .
Walt Puyear Soprano Saxophone Walt Puyear is a master's student at the University of Michigan studying with Dr. Timothy McAllister . . .
Jordan Savage Alto Saxophone Jordan Savage is a saxophone performance major at the University of Michigan studying with Dr. Timot . . .
Brian Kachur Alto Saxophone Brian Kachur is a saxophonist from New Jersey currently studying with Dr. Timothy McAllister at the . . .
Andrew Hasher Alto Saxophone Praised for his “liquid tone” and “smooth and expressive” playing (Classical Voice of North Carolina . . .
Alex King Alto Saxophone Alex King is a senior saxophone performance major at the University of Michigan studying with Dr. Ti . . .
Hannah Hickman Tenor Saxophone Hannah Hickman is a master's student at the University of Michigan studying with Dr. Timothy Mc . . .
Philip Kleutgens Tenor Saxophone Hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada, saxophonist Philip Kleutgens attends the prestigious University of M . . .
Alex Gurchinoff Tenor Saxophone Alex Gurchinoff is a junior saxophone performance major at the University of Michigan studying with . . .
Mitchell Luttermoser Baritone Saxophone Mitchell Luttermoser is a senior saxophone performance major at the University of Michigan studying . . .
Jason Frazier Baritone Saxophone Jason Frazieris a sophomore saxophone performance major at the University of Michigan studying . . .
Jeremy Howell Bass Saxophone Jeremy Howell is a master's student at the University of Michigan studying with Dr. Timothy McAllist . . .
Megan Chow Tenor Saxophone Megan Chow is a freshman saxophone performance major at the University of Michigan studying with Dr. . . .
Roberto Campa Alto Saxophone Roberto Campa is a freshman saxophone performance major at the University of Michigan studying with . . .
Haruka Taguchi Alto Saxophone Haruka Taguchi is a freshman saxophone performance major at the University of Michigan studying with . . .
Justin Brown Soprano Saxophone Justin Brown is a sophomore saxophone performance major at the University of Michigan studying with . . .
Matthew Koester Soprano Saxophone Matthew Koester is a Michigan based saxophonist praised for his "commitment to stellar sound and con . . .

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
Free Fantasia on “O Zion, Haste” and “How Firm a Foundation” William Bolcom, arr. Matthew Browne 9
Scintillation Roshanne Etezady 3
Miniature Robot Dance Jeremy Howell 4