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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — cindy cripps

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
Name: cindy cripps
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 8:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Gammage 311
Presentation Title: Weindy Saxophone Duo
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 20

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 on 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.

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

Ensemble Bio: The "Weindy Saxophone Duo" is a newly formed ensemble

Other Performers / Participants


Andy Wen

Alto Saxophone

Bio: Dr. Andy Wen is a retired professor and is currently teaching privately. He has performed in twenty-five states and twelve countries including concertos with bands and orchestras, solo recitals, and chamber concerts. Andy presented the first saxophone recital in the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan; was the 1990 MTNA National Collegiate Artist Competition winner; been published multiple times in the Saxophone Symposium; was a featured Guest Artist in the Saxophone Journal; was a finalist for the Alpha Chi “Teacher of the Year Award”; and was a two-term Treasurer of NASA. He previously taught at Del Mar College where he was Chair; Millersville University; and the University of Arkansas Monticello and several of his students are currently teaching at universities. Andy received degrees studying with Londeix, Rousseau, Fischer, and Reilly and is a Conn-Selmer Clinician.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Three Pieces for Saxophone Duo Neil Flory 6
Suite en Duo Guy Lacour 13