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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — Jonathan Kierspe

Mark your calendars now to join us Thursday-Sunday, March 10-13, 2022 for the NASA 2022 Biennial Conference at Oklahoma State University, Greenwood School of Music in Stillwater, Oklahoma.


Saxophone Player

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Name: Jonathan Kierspe
Website: http://www.jkierspe.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 9:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Wind Collision Recital
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 17

Jonathan Kierspe is an avid performer and saxophone pedagogue. Throughout his career in music, he hopes to not only expand the saxophone repertoire, solo and chamber, but also to create a challenging and invigorating environment for his students. He has had the opportunity to solo with the University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble, Bowling Green State University Orchestra, has had the opportunity to perform all over America, China, France, Italy, and Croatia.

Kierspe is currently pursuing his D.M. in saxophone performance from Florida State University, where he is one of the graduate assistants under Dr. Geoffrey Deibel. He received his master’s degree at Bowling Green State University, where he studied under Dr. John Sampen and served as the woodwind methods teaching assistant. For his undergraduate degree, he studied at the University of South Carolina, under Dr. Clifford Leaman.

Ensemble Bio: The Wind Collision duo consists of Jonathan Kierspe (saxophone) and Samuel Anderson (bass trombone). Kierspe is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at Florida State University, and Anderson is pursuing his master’s degree at Yale University. They have known each other since high school, where they attended the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. Their most notable event was a tour that took them to Oakland University (MI), Franklin College (IN), The Ohio State University (OH), Winthrop University (SC), Limestone College (SC), South Carolina Governor’s School for the arts and humanities (SC), and the University of South Carolina. While on tour they performed the five works they commissioned for the tour and gave lectures and masterclasses. One of the commissioned works will be featured on a portrait CD of Kory Reeder’s works with Edition Wandelweiser. Wind Collision’s recording of that piece was also played on KUZU 92.9 FM. 

Other Performers / Participants


Samuel Anderson

Bass trombone

Not Provided

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Somewhere, Someplace Else Kory Reeder 7
I am... Adam Kennaugh 8