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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Peter Sommer

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.
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Name: Peter Sommer
Website: http://www.petersommerjazz.com
Presentation Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 AM
Presentation Venue: 1340 CC
Presentation Title: Improvisation and Its Relationship to Saxophone Pedagogy
Type of Presentation: Non-Performance: Panel Discussion
Proposal Duration: 50
Bio: Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic saxophone playing and creative spirit to a wide variety of musical projects ranging from mainstream bebop to avant garde and beyond at venues across the nation and around the world. Peter has performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and has been a featured jazz soloist at North American Saxophone Alliance Regional and Biennial Conferences.  He has also performed at IAJE International Conferences in Anaheim and Toronto, Canada, and has performed at World Saxophone Congresses in Valencia, Spain, Bangkok, Thailand and St. Andrews, Scotland. He has also released four albums as a leader, most recently Narrando Historias (2015) on Dazzle Recordings. Peter Sommer is Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and Saxophone at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. At CSU, Mr. Sommer directs Jazz Ensemble I and coordinates the Jazz Studies area. 

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Peter Sommer Tenor Saxophone Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic saxophone playing and creative spirit to a wide variety . . .
Rick VanMatre Tenor Saxophone Rick VanMatre is an exploratory saxophonist in the worlds of jazz, classical, and progressive musi . . .
Andrew Bishop Tenor Saxophone Andrew Bishop is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, educator, and scholar com . . .
Tom Walsh Tenor Saxophone Tom Walsh is Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies Department Chair at the Indiana University Ja . . .