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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Drew Whiting

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Name: Drew Whiting
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Coalescent Quartet performs Decruck and Browning
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 17

Saxophonist Drew Whiting leads a multifaceted career as an educator and performer. His diverse musical interests include the standard concert saxophone repertoire, jazz, transcriptions of borrowed works, commissioning new works, and improvisation.

Drew has established himself as a champion of new and experimental music. He presented the first-ever Performer Curated Concert at the 2017 SEAMUS Conference, and was the featured performer at Electronic Music Midwest in 2019. Drew has also performed at the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, Ball State University Festival of New Music, Third Practice Festival, SPLICE Festival and Institute, and the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium. 

Drew received his Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees from the Michigan State University where he studied with Joseph Lulloff. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he studied with Debra Richtmeyer. Drew is a proud Yamaha Performing Artist and Vandoren Artist Clinician.

Ensemble Bio: Formed in 2016, the Coalescent Quartet explores the diverse repertoire of the saxophone quartet from traditional to contemporary works. Its members Nathan Bogert, Michael Shults, Nick Zoulek, and Drew Whiting bring together years of combined chamber music experience to this newly formed ensemble to present sensitive and exciting performances. In addition to being active performers, the members of the Coalescent Quartet are dedicated educators. Its members have taught at Ball State University, Silver Lake College, the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, the University of Memphis, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, and Owens Community College.

Other Performers / Participants


Michael Shults

Alto Saxophone

Bio: undefined

Nick Zoulek

Tenor Saxophone

Bio: undefined

Nathan Bogert

Soprano Saxophone

Bio: undefined

Drew Whiting

Baritone Saxophone

Bio: undefined

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Variations Saxophoniques Fernande Decruck 12
Unrelenting Universe Zack Browning 5