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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Dylan Ward

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Dylan Ward
Website: https://dylan-ward-saxophone.squarespace.com/
Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 8:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Organ Hall
Presentation Title: University of Missouri–Kansas City Saxophone Ensemble
Type of Presentation: Large Saxophone Ensemble Performance
Proposal Duration: 18
Bio:

Praised by Classical Voice of North Carolina as “brilliant…interacting with keen enthusiasm,” Dylan Ward is a Kansas City based saxophonist who specializes in contemporary music and interdisciplinary collaborations. Ward has appeared as a soloist with the North Carolina Symphony, Georgia Philharmonic, Raleigh Symphony, and Jackson Heights Orchestra, and as a chamber musician in venues such as Lincoln Center, Constellation Chicago, and Mesa Arts Center.
 

Ward is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, where he serves as the graduate teaching assistant for the saxophone studio and studies with Zach Shemon. Additionally, Ward has received degrees from Michigan State University, where he served as a graduate assistant to Joseph Lulloff, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied with Taimur Sullivan and was a recipient of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Excellence Award, the school’s most prestigious honor. 

Ensemble Bio:

The UMKC Saxophone Ensemble is comprised of students of Professor Zach Shemon from all degree levels at the University of Missouri–Kansas City Conservatory. The ensemble is entirely student-led and its members have been active in commissioning new works, as well as creating new arrangements for saxophone ensemble. In addition to performing regularly at UMKC and within the wider Kansas City community, the ensemble has presented at regional and national North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, the American Single Reed Summit, and at the 2019 Missouri Music Educators Association Conference.

Other Performers / Participants


 
Name Instrument Bio
Rick Firestone Soprano Saxophone Currently a doctoral student at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Rick Firestone is quickly . . .
Kevin Arbogast Alto Saxophone Based in Kansas City, Kevin Arbogast is a performing saxophonist and educator. Currently pursuing a . . .
Mariah Goulet Baritone Saxophone Originally from Hudson, New Hampshire, Mariah earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Perform . . .
John Wardlaw Bass Saxophone John Wardlaw is a second year master’s student at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, studying . . .
Jared Cummings Tenor Saxophone Jared Cummings is a first-year Master’s student studying under the tutelage of Professor Zachary She . . .
Jared Marble Soprano Saxophone Jared Marble is currently a senior working toward degrees in saxophone performance and music educati . . .
Chase Shumsky Baritone Saxophone Chase Shumsky is a currently a music major at University of Missouri Kansas City pursuing a dual maj . . .
Abbie Forlina Alto Saxophone Abigail Forlina, originally from Aurora, Colorado, is currently a senior at the University of Missou . . .
Caleb Allen Alto Saxophone Caleb Allen is currently a junior at UMKC pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performan . . .
Colton James Tenor Saxophone  Colton James is currently a sophomore pursuing a Bachelors degree in Saxophone Performance at . . .
Jared Gutzmer Alto Saxophone Jared Gutzmer is from St. Joseph, Missouri, and is currently a sophomore at the University of M . . .
Cooper Smith Alto Saxophone Cooper Smith is currently a freshman pursuing a bachelors degree in Music Education and Saxophone Pe . . .
Noah Stoker Baritone Saxophone Noah Stoker is from Columbia, Missouri, and is currently a freshman at UMKC majoring in saxophone pe . . .
Chase Wolters Alto Saxophone Chase Wolters is originally from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and is currently a freshman at the Universi . . .

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
Antiphonal Fanfare for the Great Hall John Zorn 4
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 Ludwig van Beethoven 10
Funhouse Frazzle Kristofer Maddigan 4