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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — John Hallberg

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.

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Saxophone Player

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Name: John Hallberg
Website: http://www.john-hallberg.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 9:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Organ Hall
Presentation Title: Pathways Saxophone Quartet - Music by West Coast Composers
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 18
Bio: John Hallberg, a Southern California native, is highly in demand as both a performer and instructor in the Southern California area. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Sweden, China, Hong Kong, and across the United States. Hallberg is currently saxophone faculty at California State University-Fullerton, The Colburn School, and the Orange County School of the Arts. Hallberg received a DMA in Saxophone Performance with minors in Music Theory and Analysis, Music Technology, and Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California. He also holds a MA from The University of Iowa, and a BM from California State University-Long Beach. He currently resides in Fullerton, California, where he maintains a private studio and works full time as a professional musician and clinician. John is a Yamaha Performing Artist and plays on Yamaha Saxophones exclusively.
Ensemble Bio: Based in Los Angeles, the Pathways Saxophone Quartet is comprised of four of California's leading saxophonists. Coming together in the Fall of 2019 for their premiere performance as a group at the 2019 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference at Arizona State University, PSQ's repertoire spans musical styles, including Baroque, Classical, Romantic, contemporary, jazz, and popular music. Members of PSQ maintain active careers as performers and educators, hold teaching positions at major music institutions throughout Southern California, and present at music and saxophone conferences around the world. 

Other Performers / Participants


 

Patrick Olmos

Soprano Saxophone

Bio: Patrick Olmos enjoys a varied career performing as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. As a soloist, he made his concerto debut in 2014 with the California State University Long Beach string orchestra. In 2018, Patrick was a national prize-winner at the Music Teacher’s National Association Young Artist’s Competition. Patrick is an advocate for music education, and enjoys teaching music at all level and serving diverse populations. He he earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music and California State University Long Beach and a Master of Music degree from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri Kansas City.

John Hallberg

Alto Saxophone

Bio: John Hallberg, a Southern California native, is highly in demand as both a performer and instructor in the Southern California area. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Sweden, China, Hong Kong, and across the United States. Hallberg is currently saxophone faculty at California State University-Fullerton, The Colburn School, and the Orange County School of the Arts. Hallberg received a DMA in Saxophone Performance with minors in Music Theory and Analysis, Music Technology, and Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California. He also holds a MA from The University of Iowa, and a BM from California State University-Long Beach. He currently resides in Fullerton, California, where he maintains a private studio and works full time as a professional musician and clinician. John is a Yamaha Performing Artist and plays on Yamaha Saxophones exclusively.

Christopher Charbonneau

Tenor Saxophone

Bio: Christopher M. Charbonneau completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance at Arizona State University in 2015. He holds a Master of Music degree from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University at Long Beach. His instructors have included Dr. Michael Hester, Dr. Timothy McAllister, Dr. Otis Murphy, Leo Potts, and Dr. Joseph Wytko. Christopher recently relocated to the Los Angeles area with his wife and duo partner, Hanah Charbonneau. Duo Charbonneau has performed throughout the United States, France, and Germany premiering exciting new works for saxophone and piano by Ida Gotkovsky, Kevin Timothy Austin, Michael Markowski, Gil Dori, and Roger Przyltulski. Christopher also performs as Tenor Saxophonist with the Bandersnatch Trio/Quartet and the Upland Saxophone Quartet.

James Barrera

Baritone Saxophone

Bio: James Barrera has been active as a performer and teacher in Southern California for over 20 years. He has performed throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County region as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. In demand as a teacher and clinician James is Lecturer of Saxophone at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach where he has taught since 2005. He has adjudicated for the MTNA State and National competitions and host for the NASA Region II Conference. James is the founder of the California Saxophone Choir, and the ALLOY wind duo. His primary teachers include Leo Potts, Dr. Otis Murphy, and Dr. Douglas Masek. James holds degrees from CSU Long Beach, Indiana University, and is currently a DMA candidate at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. James currently resides in Cypress CA with his wife Janelle, son Michael, 3 cats, and 1 dog.undefined

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
Tocatta for Saxophone Quartet Robert Spittal 6
Five for Four Jake Boring 12