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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Vanessa Sielert

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Vanessa Sielert
Website: http://www.vanessasielert.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:40 PM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Westwind Duo
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 17

Vanessa Sielert is Director and Professor at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho. She has also served as professor of saxophone on the faculties of Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle Pacific University and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Sielert has performed with a wide range of performing groups, including the Palouse Jazz Project, the Bob Curnow Big Band, the Spokane Symphony, Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. As a member of the Millennium Saxophone Quartet, she was a medal winner at the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. She can be heard on several recent recordings including Fireflies, recorded by an ensemble she founded, the Free Range Saxophone Quartet. She will be releasing her duo album, duality, with pianist Catherine Anderson later this year. Sielert is a Selmer Performing Artist and Clinician.

Ensemble Bio:

The Westwind Duo is the faculty saxophone duo of the Lionel Hampton School of Music (LHSOM) at the University of Idaho. Northwest natives Patrick Jones and Vanessa Sielert reconnected again as colleagues at the LHSOM after graduating from the school over two decades ago. Since reuniting the pair have begun performing as a duo, playing pieces written for two saxophones in different configurations, as well as commissioning new works.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Patrick Jones Alto Saxophone Patrick Jones has performed as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician around the world. As . . .
Catherine Anderson Piano Catherine Anderson, a native of Walla Walla, Washington, is a graduate of Washington State Universit . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Warhorses: Variations on Themes by Glazunov, Creston and Ibert Daniel Bukvich 10
Reckless Murmurs Vern Sielert 7