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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — cindy cripps

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Saxophone Player
Name: cindy cripps
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Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 10:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Organ Hall
Presentation Title: UTRGV Saxophone Ensemble
Type of Presentation: Large Saxophone Ensemble Performance
Proposal Duration: 20
Bio:

Cynthia Cripps has taught at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV, formerly UTPA) since 2006. She teaches saxophone and saxophone ensembles, serves as graduate advisor and many other department and university committees. She organizes and directs UTRGV’s Summer Saxophone Ensemble which in 2019 registered 70 young saxophonists from across deep South Texas. 

Dr. Cripps has presented solos, chamber music, and lectures in numerous North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Biennial and Regional Conferences and World Saxophone Congresses in Croatia, Slovenia, and the US. She has performed and presented workshops in Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, and locally. She continues to perform on saxophone, bassoon, flute, and clarinet in local chamber and large ensembles.

Dr. Cripps received degrees from Central Michigan University (BME), Ball State University (MM), and the University of Miami (DMA).

Ensemble Bio:

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Saxophone Ensemble students are undergraduate music education majors and minors. The ensemble is directed by UTRGV saxophone professors, Cynthia Cripps and Josiah Boornazian, and combines saxophonists from the universities formerly known as University of Texas – Pan American (UTPA) and University of Texas Brownsville (UTB) both located in Deep South Texas.  Before the universities merged the ensembles performed at several NASA regional conferences and in recent years, the UTRGV Saxophone Ensemble has performed at the World Saxophone Congress in Croatia in 2018, at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference in 2016, NASA Region 4 conferences in Norman, OK (2015), Stillwater, OK (2017) and NASA Biennial in Lubbock, TX (2016). The ensemble performs a variety of music in local schools and functions on and off campus as a large ensemble and also individual quartets.

Other Performers / Participants


 
Name Instrument Bio
Jorge Jaime Soprano Saxophone undefined . . .
Francisco Chapa Soprano Saxophone undefined . . .
Elias Colunga Soprano Saxophone undefined . . .
Robert Perez Alto Saxophone undefined . . .
Abigail Gonzalez Alto Saxophone undefined . . .
Angel Interiano Alto Saxophone undefined . . .
Antulio Rodriguez Alto Saxophone undefined . . .
Bill O'Neil Alto Saxophone undefined . . .
Lucy Miranda Tenor Saxophone undefined . . .
Joe Valdez Tenor Saxophone undefined . . .
Lizette Hernandez Tenor Saxophone undefined . . .
Andrew Olivarez Baritone Saxophone undefined . . .
Hector Cabrera Baritone Saxophone undefined . . .
Osvaldo Martinez Baritone Saxophone undefined . . .

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
Joust Craig Rickards 4
Splinter Justin Writer 5
Dusk Steven Bryant 4
Klezmer Salsa Philippe Geiss 5