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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Johnny Selmer

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Saxophone Player
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Name: Johnny Selmer
Website: http://www.Zelosquartet.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Gammage 209
Presentation Title: Solo Works on Saxophone
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 20

My name is Johnny Selmer, and I am a chamber musician and music teacher from San Jose, CA. My passions and interests include playing classical saxophone, the new  music genre, researching saxophone history, and dogs. I actively play with the Zelos Saxophone Quartet in both regular public performances and yearly outreach tours. We have won several competitions as an ensemble, including the Grand Prize for Chamber Music at the 2018 Frances Walton Competition in Seattle, WA and the 2017-2018 California State and southwest Regional MTNA Competitions.

I perform on historic instruments and mouthpieces designed to the acoustical specifications of the saxophone’s inventor, Adolphe Sax. Here are my setups:


  • 1940 Buescher Aristocrat (290XXX, modified by MusicMedic)

  • MANA Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

  • Solid-Silver Ishimori Ligature


  • 1950s Buescher True-Tone (no serial #, modified by Frank Diaz)

  • Buescher Oval-stamp Mouthpiece

  • Gold-Plated Ishimori Ligature

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Flute Sonata in A minor, H.562 C. P. E. Bach 4
Whim for solo flute David Bennett Thomas 7
Rabescatura for Alto Saxophone Miklós Maros 9