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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Soren Hamm

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Soren Hamm
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/sorenhamm/home
Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 11:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Evelyn Smith Theatre
Presentation Title: Onomatopoeia Trio
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 15

Heard on the popular radio programs Performance Today and KING FM’s Northwest Focus Live, Soren Hamm is a versatile musician, performing repertoire spanning the Renaissance through the Avant-garde. He is the first person to win both the solo and (with the Equus Saxophone Quartet) ensemble categories of Seattle's Frances Walton Competition, and was a national finalist of the MTNA Competitions on multiple occasions. Soren is passionate about chamber music, contemporary saxophone repertoire, and music outreach. He has premiered dozens of new works for the saxophone, with a special focus on composers from the Pacific Northwest.

Soren graduated from the University of Oregon (B.M.) and Bowling Green State University (M.M.), and also completed study in music education at Western Washington University. His teachers include Idit Shner, Fred Winkler, and John Sampen. 

Ensemble Bio:

Onomatopoeia (all alternate spellings accepted) is Cassie Lear, flutes; Soren Hamm saxophones; and Rebecca Olason, French horn. Faced with a menagerie of seldom-paired instruments and no repertoire whatsoever, these three award-winning soloists and longtime friends came together anyways to create a new kind of chamber ensemble. The result is a versatile, 21st century sound that makes everything – from classical to folk to contemporary music – sound fresh and new. 

Onomatopoeia's mission is to support and commission living composers, perform not only in concert halls but in a multitude of settings accessible to our community, and to perform at the highest caliber varied programming providing inclusivity with regards to music style, composer background, and general musical aspects. 

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Cassie Lear Flute Cassie Lear is a performer and teacher based in Seattle, WA. She is a winner of the Seattle Flute So . . .
Soren Hamm Soprano and alto saxophones Heard on the popular radio programs Performance Today and KING FM’s Northwest Focus Live, Soren Hamm . . .
Rebecca Olason French horn Hornist and educator Rebecca Olason is passionate about music both as a tradition and as a living ar . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
migration dances Jessi Harvey 15