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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Christopher Dickhaus

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Name: Christopher Dickhaus
Website: http://www.chrisdickhaus.com
Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 8:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Evelyn Smith Theatre
Presentation Title: Premiere of trio for Saxophone, Harp, and Marimba
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 10

Originally from Miami, Florida saxophonist Chris Dickhaus has garnered a reputation as a performer and educator.

From 2006-2016, Chris built an active performance and private teaching schedule throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As a former member of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and the North Texas Wind Symphony, he performed a vast amount of contemporary wind orchestra literature and, under the baton of Eugene Corporon, has been included on fifteen recordings.  

Chris has held teaching positions at the University of Northern Iowa (2016-19), and has been Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone at Winona State University since 2017. 

He earned performance degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the University of North Texas, having studied with Dr.’s Steven Stusek, and Eric Nestler, respectively. Residing in Minneapolis, Chris is pursuing a DMA at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, under the tutelage of Dr. Preston Duncan.

Other Performers / Participants


Hannah Palmquist


Bio: Hannah Palmquist is a native of Tucson, AZ. She began her harp studies at the age of 6 with Patricia Harris of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Hannah earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music History, Theory, and Criticism from the University of Arizona in 2012. While a student there, she was a member of touring harp ensemble HarpFusion, with whom she toured Brazil and China.  Hannah traveled to London to study chamber works with faculty of the Royal College of Music at the British Isles Music Festival. Hannah earned her Master of Music in Harp Performance at the University of Minnesota in 2017 under the tutelage of Kathy Kienzle and is currently a doctoral candidate in Harp at UMN. She has been a featured soloist with UMN Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Pops Orchestra, and Civic Orchestra of Tucson. Her passions include chamber music, teaching, and premiering new works.

Matt Silverberg


Matt Silverberg is a percussionist, composer, educator, and video game enthusiast. Originally from New York, New York he received his BFA from UWM and his MM from UMN. His Percussion Quintet “Hypnotic Crystals” was selected as a winner for the 2017 WAC New Music Festival and his latest commission is an orchestral piece commissioned by the Milwaukee Philharmonic. Matt also arranges video game music, most notable is his arrangement “Dragon Roost Island” on marimba which received over 48,000 views on facebook. He has an EP of original Electro Pop Rock Marimba music titled Marimbtronics. As a performer, Matt has performed internationally, in numerous pit orchestras, at video game conventions, with the Heartland Marimba Ensemble, and VocalEssence. His music is published through Leading Tones Publications and Heartland Marimba Publications. Most recently he has studied percussion with Fernando Meza and composition with Jonathan Monhardt.
Instagram @marimbamatt913

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
The Death of anna Karenina Nicholas Jennings White 10