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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Matthew Hess

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Saxophone Player

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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

Name Instrument Bio
Hannah Creviston Piano Described as impressive and expressive (Fanfare Magazine) and superb...[with] great dexterity, rhyth . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

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