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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Joshua Heaney

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Name: Joshua Heaney
Website: http://www.heaneymusic.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:20 PM
Presentation Venue: Katzin Concert Hall
Presentation Title: Spectral Radiance: A New Saxophone Concerto by Coleman Rowlett (World Premiere)
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 18

Joshua Heaney is a saxophonist and music educator based in the greater area of Toledo, Ohio. He is regularly featured as a soloist, having recently performed with the Susquehanna University Wind Ensemble Institute, Atlanta Chamber Collective, Atlanta Wind Project, Georgia State University Wind Ensemble, and Susquehanna University Orchestra. He has also performed as principal saxophonist with the Macon Symphony. A staunch advocate for new music, Joshua has collaborated with composers John Luther Adams, Marc Mellits, Matthew Quayle, Evan Ziporyn, and many others. Additionally, he was a featured performer with Atlanta’s SoundNOW contemporary music festival, EAR|EYE series at the Toledo Museum of Art, and Bowling Green New Music Festival. Joshua holds a BM in Music Education from Susquehanna University (cum laude) as well as a MM and Artist Certificate in Saxophone Performance from Georgia State University. He is currently pursuing a DMA in Contemporary Music Performance at Bowling Green State University

Other Performers / Participants


Benjamin Nylander


Bio: Benjamin T. Nylander is a composer and pianist living in Bowling Green, Ohio. He recently completed an undergraduate degree at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, studying piano with Dr. Naomi Niskala and composition with Dr. Patrick Long. Nylander has a wide range of experience in solo, collaborative, and chamber performance, notably learning from Dr. Jaime Namminga and Dr. Gail Levinsky. Nylander has performed at Niigata University in Japan with the Susquehanna University GO Program, and as winner of the 2018 SU Concerto Competition, performed the first movement of Camille Saint-Säens’ Piano Concerto no. 2 in G minor with the SU orchestra in February 2019. A new work for orchestra, Portrait of a Dreamer, was accepted into the Toledo Symphony Orchestra reading and recording session in Bowling Green. Nylander holds a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance and is currently working towards a Master’s in Music Composition at Bowling Green State University.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Spectral Radiance (piano reduction) Coleman Rowlett 17