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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — Lois Hicks-Wozniak

Mark your calendars now to join us Thursday-Sunday, March 10-13, 2022 for the NASA 2022 Biennial Conference at Oklahoma State University, Greenwood School of Music in Stillwater, Oklahoma.


Saxophone Player

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Name: Lois Hicks-Wozniak
Website: http://loishickswozniak.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Organ Hall
Presentation Title: New Voices for Saxophone and Bass Trombone
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 20

Lois Hicks-Wozniak is an active concert saxophonist and a sponsored D’Addario Woodwinds artist. Among her many awards, she performed her New York Recital Debut at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall 1996. She served active duty as a saxophonist in the West Point Band and with her spouse has raised four terrific children (two sets of twins!). A guest soloist with numerous ensembles, she has performed and recorded with many ensembles to include the Albany Symphony. She is described as having “tremendous technique and fidelity to tone without sacrificing musical line,” and a “beautiful soprano saxophone sound...preserving the beauty and consistency of her sound regardless of the technical or musical demands of the moment.” Her teachers include Dr. Frederick L. Hemke, Patrick Meighan, Debra Richtmeyer, and Stacy Wilson. Currently on faculty at Marist College and SUNY New Paltz, her passion is World Music and commissioning new works for saxophone.

Ensemble Bio:

Innovative saxophone and bass trombone ensemble, the Wozniak Duo (ParaDwaWozniak) is comprised of husband and wife team, Lois Hicks-Wozniak, saxophones, and Matthew Wozniak, bass trombone. Formed in 2007,  they have performed transcriptions, original compositions by Kevin Ames, James Stephenson and Daniel Schnyder and commissioned works by Carter Pann, Rob Deemer, Gregory Wanamaker and Zae Munn among others. Their commissioned piece, Duo for Alto Saxophone and Bass Trombone by Carter Pann, premiered in 2011 at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, D.C., the Region 8 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference and the Crane School of Music Single Reed Summit, paved the way for other works Pann has written for saxophone. The Wozniaks were featured guest artists at the International Trombone Festival and are frequent performers at NASA national and regional conferences. Their recording Playback, with Nadine Shank, piano, is available on iTunes and Amazon. 

Other Performers / Participants


Matthew Wozniak

bass trombone


Matthew Wozniak, served as the bass trombonist, Sergeant Major, in the West Point Band, 1997-2019, performing for high ranking dignitaries to include the President of the United States, senior military officers, and numerous foreign heads of state and served in many senior leadership positions within the ensemble. He is on faculty at Marist College and SUNY New Paltz. He attended the Eastman School of Music, earning a Bachelor and Masters Degrees, and in 1996 was awarded the Performer's Certificate in trombone performance. In reviews, he possessing a “singing, solid bass trombone sound.” SGM Wozniak has performed in numerous concerts and recitals as a featured artist, including the International Trombone Workshop where he performed Alex Freeman’s Concerto for Bass Trombone and Band. He enjoys staying active through playing sports such as ice hockey and golf where he currently holds a 1 handicap.

Kathryn Goodson



Pianist Kathryn Goodson, an international performer, teacher and coach, has performed collaborative recitals with vocalists and instrumentalists throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. In her Ann Arbor, Michigan community, she is a coach for the University of Michigan School of Music and a regular ensemble performer for both the Ann Arbor and Detroit Symphony Orchestras. Her teaching projects include an annual course in American Art Song at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe and a master class offered to American schools, Songs4Winds. Her collaborative playing has been documented on CDs released by Innova, Albany and Equilibrium. Belle Nuit, a 2-CD set of romantic French music curated and produced by Goodson, was released by Parma-Navona Records with NAXOS distribution in 2014. Performance partners are bass trombonist Randall Hawes, saxophonists Timothy McAllister and Donald Sinta, and hornist Gail Williams

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Gnashing of Teeth Zae Munn 8
Light Rays Stephen Rush 9