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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Keith Talley

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.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Keith Talley
Website: http://keithtalley.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 9:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Band Hall
Presentation Title: The music of Gregory Rose and Nathan Daughtrey
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 20

Dr. Keith Talley is currently the Ed and Winnie Ola Berrong Endowed Chair of the Department of Music at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He joined the faculty in 2006. Dr. Talley received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance from Michigan State University. He holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Missouri Southern State University. He has recently appeared with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed and presented at regional and international saxophone and percussion conferences as a soloist, lecturer, and as a member of a chamber ensemble. 

Dr. Talley is a member of the Bessinger-Talley Percussion and Saxophone Duo along with his fellow SWOSU faculty member Dr. David Bessinger. This group has premiered new works at concerts and recitals throughout the United States.


Ensemble Bio:

David Bessinger is Professor of Percussion at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.  He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor University, a Master of Music in Percussion Performance degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma.  His primary percussion teachers were Dr. Larry Vanlandingham and Professor Thomas Siwe.  He has also studied in seminars with marimbists Leigh Howard Stevens in Asbury Park, New Jersey and Nancy Zeltsman in Boston, Massachusetts. 

As a performer, Dr. Bessinger is active as a marimbist and chamber musician.  He has performed Daniel McCarthy’s Chamber Symphony for Marimba and Winds as well as David Gillingham’s Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble with the SWOSU Wind Ensemble.  The second work was a consortium project that involved SWOSU with twenty-six other performers and conductors in the commissioning process.  

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
David Bessinger vibraphone David Bessinger is Professor of Percussion at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.  He holds . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Mr. Purcell's Sunday Walk Gregory Rose 12
Tangling Shadows Nathan Doughtrey 9