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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Carrie Koffman

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.
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Name: Carrie Koffman
Website: http://www.carriekoffman.com
Presentation Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Watson
Presentation Title: The Irrelevants (Koffman and Deighton) Premiere Maslanka
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 12
Bio: Carrie Koffman teaches at The Hartt School and at the Yale School of Music. Prior to this, she held positions as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Penn State University, the University of New Mexico, and taught at Boston University. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout 26 states, 12 countries, and on five continents. One review in Fanfare Magazine calls her playing “suave, subtly nuanced, and technically secure in its every gesture,” while another refers to her “melting tone and touching sensitivity.” Her saxophone students have placed in over 100 performance competitions including winning 19 university concerto competitions at four different universities. Koffman holds a bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and a masters degree from the University of North Texas. Koffman is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and teaches Yoga for Performers. She is also a Conn-Selmer artist/clinician, and performs exclusively on Selmer Paris saxophones.
Ensemble Bio:

“The sounds complemented each other far better than I had expected, flowing seamlessly and effortlessly across many genres. So much so, intense concentration was sometimes needed to figure out which instrument was making which sound.”-Naomi Mitchell, The Nelson Mail, New Zealand

The contemporary chamber ensemble The Irrelevants are saxophonist Carrie Koffman and violist Tim Deighton. Their collaboration began in 2002 as the result of their curiosity about the sonic possibilities created by their instrumental combination. They believe they have discovered a unique vehicle with which to contribute to the development of innovative repertoire, and have performed throughout the United States, New Zealand and in Italy, including appearances at the World Saxophone Congress and the International Viola Congress. Their venues range from academic institutions and new music festivals to community chamber music series. They have commissioned and premiered 19 new works and have recorded a CD entitled Dialogues.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Tim Deighton Viola Tim Deighton is professor of viola at Penn State University.  He has performed as soloist and c . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Montana Music: Fantasy on a Chorale Tune David Maslanka 12