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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Matthew Hess

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Name: Matthew Hess
Website: http://www.mhsaxophone.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 4:20 PM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: The Saxophone is My Voice
Type of Presentation: Saxophone with Piano
Proposal Duration: 12

Saxophonist Matthew Hess is an active performer, teacher, and repair technician.  Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Matthew has forged his own career as owner of Saxocentric, in addition to maintaining a large private teaching studio in the metro area. Matthew frequently presents masterclasses on saxophone pedagogy and saxophone repair topics throughout the Southeastern United States.

Matthew received a Bachelors in Music Education from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a Masters in Saxophone Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  Matthew’s teachers include Wildy Zumwalt, Timothy McAllister, Patrick Murphy, Christopher Creviston, and Taimur Sullivan.  Matthew is a Selmer Paris endorsing artist and plays on Selmer Paris saxophones and mouthpieces exclusively.

Other Performers / Participants


Hannah Creviston



Described as impressive and expressive (Fanfare Magazine) and superb...[with] great dexterity, rhythm, and touch (American Record Guide), Hannah Creviston is clinical associate professor of piano pedagogy, director of the Music Prep Program and coordinator of Class Piano at Arizona State University. She received her bachelor's in piano performance and music education with a piano pedagogy concentration from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, studying with Eugenia Tsarov. A researcher and presenter on the effects of music on children with autism, she holds an master's in piano performance and a master's in early childhood/elementary music education from the University of South Carolina where she studied piano with Scott Price. Prior to joining ASU in 2012, Creviston was on the faculty at the Crane School of Music.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Vocalise-Etude Francis Poulenc 305
Vocalise-Etude "Aria" Jacques Ibert 431
Vocalise-Etude Olivier Messiaen 353