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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Kyle Hutchins

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Name: Kyle Hutchins
Website: http://www.JefferyKyleHutchins.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 3:40 PM
Presentation Venue: W 218
Presentation Title: Chamber Works for Flute, Saxophone, and Piano
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 15
Bio: Kyle Hutchins is a performing artist, improviser, chamber musician, and educator whose work focuses on the creation and promotion of experimental art music. Kyle's playing has been described as "formidable" (The Saxophone Symposium), “epic” (Jazz Times), "masterful" (Signals for Images), "an impressive achievement" (VitaMN),  "skilled improviser, no doubt about it" (I Care If You Listen). He has performed across Asia, Europe, and North America, appears on ten albums, and has participated in the creation of more than 150 new works. Kyle has a D.M.A. and M.M. from the University of Minnesota and B.M. and B.M.E. degrees from the University of North Texas. His teachers include Eugene Rousseau, Marcus Weiss, James Dillon, and Eric Nestler. Kyle is Artist/Teacher of Saxophone at Virginia Tech and is a Yamaha, E. Rousseau, and Légère Performing Artist. 

Other Performers / Participants


Elizabeth Lantz Crone


Bio: Elizabeth Lantz Crone is Senior Lecturer of Flute in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech. She is a regular soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, and has toured throughout South America, England and Trinidad. She performed at four recent National Flute Association National Conventions, and in 2015 appeared on the convention’s Keynote Recital program, playing Valerie Coleman’s Wish Sonatine for flute and piano. In addition to her active performing career, Ms. Lantz Crone is a dedicated teacher who adjudicates and serves as a clinician for regional and national workshops and competitions. Ms. Lantz Crone holds degrees from the University of Southern California (M.M.) and the University of Arizona (B.M.). Her principal teachers have included Ann Diener-Zentner, Jim Walker, Tadeu Coelho, Jean-Louis Kashy, Julius Baker, and Michel Debost. Ms. Lantz Crone is a Yamaha Performing Artist. 

Sarah Rushing



Dr. Sarah Rushing, originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is an Instructor of Piano at Virginia Tech. As a performer, Rushing enjoys playing music off the beaten path and has appeared in competitions and recitals throughout the US. In 2013, she was featured on American Public Media’s “Performance Today.” Other radio appearances include a live broadcast on KGNU in Boulder, CO. Rushing worked as the Collaborative Piano Intern at Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, CO and spent two summers performing and studying at the Aspen Music Festival with legendary pianist and teacher Ann Schein.

Rushing holds the DMA degree from the University of Colorado (Boulder) in the studio of David Korevaar. She received the MM in Piano Performance degree from Ithaca College, where she studied with Jennifer Hayghe, and a BM in Piano Performance degree from Louisiana State University, where her teachers included Willis Delony and Gregory Sioles.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Ribbons and Drones Eric Lyon 6
Elegy Kent Holliday 3
Dash Jennifer Higdon 5