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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Christopher Charbonneau

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: Christopher Charbonneau
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 2:40 PM
Presentation Venue: St. John's Church
Presentation Title: All at Sevens and Eights: New Work for Tenor Saxophone and Piano by, Paul Sarcich
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 11

Christopher M.
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 currently teaches a private studio of over 40 saxophonists in the Phoenix area while maintaining an active performing schedule. Recent performing endeavors include duo work with the talented pianist Hanah Vutipadadorn and performing as tenor saxophonist of the New Los Angeles Saxophone Quartet. Christopher has also been focused on commissioning ‘up and coming’ composers who are interested in blending various styles to create a more accessible and modern voice. Most recently, these efforts have expanded to early applications of extended techniques in solo repertoire for young saxophonists.

Ensemble Bio:

formed in late 2012 shortly after the two musicians met earlier that
summer. One of their first performances was Ida Gotkovsky’s Incandescence pour Saxophone Ténor et Piano as part of a concurrent world
premier. Subsequent performances of this work solidified the duo’s
collaboration as they have continued to perform together ever since. These
performances included the 2013 NASA Region 2 conference and a tour of France
and Germany with the Mozart Concert Academy in the summer of 2013. The duo
takes pride in working closely with up and coming composers on new works for
saxophone and piano. This has lead to new works by composers such as Kevin
Timothy Austin, Gil Dori, and Michael Markowski. Most recently, the duo gave
the European premier of Kevin Timothy Austin’s 13 Dreams of the Lotus for Alto Saxophone and Piano at the 2015
World Saxophone Congress and Festival in Strasbourg, France.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Hanah Vutipadadorn Piano Pianist Hanah Vutipadadorn (Phoenix, AZ) completed undergraduate and graduate studies at Arizona S . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
All at Sevens and Eights Paul Sarcich 11