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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Shawna Pennock

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Shawna Pennock
Presentation Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 4:20 PM
Presentation Venue: Kent Hance Chapel
Presentation Title: Dasch Quartet
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 12

Saxophonist Shawna Pennock has been described as “rich and powerful, yet lightly effervescent” by the Classical Voice of North Carolina. Pennock is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts student at the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music, where she is the Graduate Teaching Assistant. As a chamber musician she has won 1st and 3rd place prizes in the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition in 2014 and 2012 respectively, 1st prize in ENKOR Chamber Music Competition, and was winner of the Georgia, and Southern Divisions of Music Teachers National Association Chamber Competitions. She was also winner of the North Carolina Music Teachers Young Artist solo competition in 2014. She is a graduate of The University of Iowa (BM), the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (MM, PAC). Her previous teachers include Dr. Kenneth Tse and Mr. Taimur Sullivan. She is the Tenor Saxophonist in Dasch Quartet. 

Ensemble Bio:

Formed in 2013, Dasch Quartet has rapidly developed an enviable reputation as one of the most exciting emerging chamber groups in the United States. They have been praised by Classical Voice of North Carolina for their “breathtaking”, “effervescent” and “relentless” performances. The group has seen numerous competition successes, most notably, they took first prizes in the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance National Quartet Competitions and in the international chamber music competition, ENKOR. Dasch has performed extensively at universities and recital venues and have been committed to community outreach since its inception.

The members of the quartet originate from all over the world. Ali Wright (soprano), grew up in England, Daniel Arocho (alto) in Georgia, Shawna Pennock (tenor) in Iowa and Chemie Ching (baritone) in Hong Kong. They are passionate about the development of the saxophone quartet medium, and are responsible for the creation of several new quartet compositions.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Alastair Wright Saxophone Alastair Wright has been praised by Classical Voice of North Carolina for his “dulcet-like tone…with . . .
Chemie Ching Saxophone Chemie Ching is a Hong Kong born classical saxophonist. She has played in the Hong Kong Philharmonic . . .
Daniel Arocho Saxophone Daniel Arocho is a performer, educator, and repair technician based out of the Atlanta, Georgia area . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
In Memoriam Joel Love 12