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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Reese Burgan

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Saxophone Player
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Name: Reese Burgan
Website: http://www.reeseburgan.com
Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 8:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Ferling Etude Duet Arrangements
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 15

Houston-based saxophonist and educator Reese Burgan is Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Lone Star College - Montgomery and coordinator of the annual Montgomery Saxophone Day. His performing career has taken him around North America, including appearances at multiple NASA conferences, The Midwest Clinic, and the International Duo Symposium, as well in local venues in Houston and Atlanta.

Additionally, Reese is a private lesson teacher maintaining a vibrant saxophone studio of over 50 students spanning The Woodlands and Cypress areas and is the site coordinator for the Young Saxophonist’s Institute - Klein, an annual summer saxophone camp with locations throughout Houston and Dallas.

His special interests include new music and collaboration. Recent commissions include works by composers including Lowell Fuchs, Michael  Markowski, and Coleman Rowlett spanning genres including electronic music, chamber music, and solo works. Reese holds a Master’s Degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University.

Other Performers / Participants


Jacob Tunstall

Alto Saxophone


Jacob Tunstall is a third-year saxophonist at Sam Houston State University. Jacob is in the university’s Wind Ensemble and performs as the alto saxophonist in the Chaos Saxophone Quartet. As a private lesson instructor, he teaches in the Huntsville area.


Jacob held the baritone saxophone chair in SHSU’s Spectrum Saxophone Quartet and performed in downtown Houston and for American composer Libby Larsen. Other performances include performing with Jimmy Walker in Frank Ticheli’s Flute Concerto and performing in the College Band Directors National Association Honors Band, directed by Frank Ticheli.

In his free time Jacob enjoys score studying and assisting the Zeta Mu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity and the SHSU saxophone studio. Jacob is a student of Dr. Masahito Sugihara, Dr. Scott Plugge, and Professor Seth McAdow.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
48 Famous Studies, arranged for saxophone duet by Reese Burgan Franz Wilhelm Ferling (arr. Reese Burgan) 15