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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Shawn Allison

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.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Shawn Allison
Website: http://shawnballison.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Escondido Theater
Presentation Title: Broken Telescopes: Reflections on Distance for two alto saxophones
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 18

Composer and Saxophonist Shawn Allison is dedicated to exploring the sonic and expressive capabilities of the saxophone, and enjoys carefully curating programs to suit that goal. Besides performing regularly with his duo partner, pianist Abigail Allison, he has performed with The Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Ensemble X (Ithaca), the Maverick Ensemble (Chicago), and the University of Chicago New Music Ensemble. While he was saxophone instructor at Cornell University, he performed the Karel Husa Saxophone Concerto with the Cornell Wind Ensemble.

He currently lives in Southwest Florida, where teaches at Florida Gulf Coast University, maintains a private studio, and serves as the artistic director of the Century Ensemble. He holds degrees in saxophone performance and composition from St. Olaf College (B.M.), Ithaca College (M.M.), and is currently a PhD candidate in composition at the University of Chicago. His saxophone teachers include Steven Mauk, Scott Kallestad, Ruben Haugen, and Dennis Zeisler.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Ian Jeffress Saxophone Saxophonist Ian Jeffress is instructor of saxophone at Western Carolina University, where he te . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Broken Telescope Ruby Fulton 6
Apart Together Eliza Brown 7
STSS-1 and Two Unidentified Spacecraft over Carson City Shawn Brogan Allison 5