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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — James Umble

Mark your calendars now to join us Thursday-Sunday, March 10-13, 2022 for the NASA 2022 Biennial Conference at Oklahoma State University, Greenwood School of Music in Stillwater, Oklahoma.


Saxophone Player
Name: James Umble
Website: http://www.clevelandduo-umble.com/
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Katzin Concert Hall
Presentation Title: New Works for Saxophone and Piano
Type of Presentation: Saxophone with Piano
Proposal Duration: 20

James Umble is an internationally recognized soloist, teacher, and chamber musician. He is Professor at Youngstown (Ohio) State University. 

He has appeared extensively in his trio "The Cleveland Duo and James Umble" with Carolyn and Stephen Warner of The Cleveland Orchestra. He has appeared in The Cleveland Orchestra under Pierre Boulez, David Zinman, Franz Welser Most, and others.   

In 2017 Umble was Guest Artist Faculty member at the American Saxophone Institute . He was Guest Artist at the ClariSax Fest (Medellin, Colombia).

The 2nd Edition of Umble's book "Jean-Marie Londeix, Master of The Modern Saxophone" is at the publisher, a standard text worldwide. Umble's DMA is from The University of Michigan (Donald Sinta), a Masters from Bowling Green  (John Sampen) and First Prize from The Conservatory of Bordeaux (Jean-Marie Londeix).

The Cleveland Plain Dealer noted "James Umble must be one of the most elegant exponents of his instrument...he was virtuosic in every way".

Other Performers / Participants


Liz Ames


Bio: Liz Ames is a collaborative pianist who is passionate about performing and working with instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers.

Her international appearances include performances in the UK, Spain, the 2012 World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland, the 2015 World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, the 2008 Contemporary Music Festival in Lima, Peru, and at the 2011 and 2016 International Double Reed Society Conferences. Liz has served as piano coordinator and staff pianist at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conferences in Tempe, AZ, Urbana-Champagne, IL, and Lubbock,TX. While specializing in saxophone literature, Liz continues to pursue projects with a wide variety of instrumentalists and vocalists. She curated a series of concerts during the 2010-2011 season where she performed the entire collection of 114 Songs by Charles Ives with eight different singers in Phoenix, Arizona.
Liz completed her doctorate in collaborative piano at Arizona State University and is currently living in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Nature's Bard (Dickinson's Autumn) Marilyn Shrude 10
Sonata Brevis Andrew Mead 10