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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Todd Goranson

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: Todd Goranson
Website: http://www.toddgoranson.com
Presentation Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 2:20 PM
Presentation Venue: Kent Hance Chapel
Presentation Title: Junction Saxophone Quartet - Baroque to Bop
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 17

Dr. Todd Goranson
is Associate Professor of Music (Saxophone/Bassoon/Jazz) at Messiah College. He
has appeared in concert with artists including Ray Charles, Johnny Mathis, the
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, and performed extensively with the Billy Price Band. Classical
saxophone engagements include performances with the Utah Symphony, Dallas Wind
Symphony, Philadelphia Wind Symphony, and Plano Symphony, with bassoon credits
including over a dozen professional orchestras in the US and Mexico.

A founding member
of Triforia Winds and the Junction Saxophone Quartet, he has given numerous
recitals and/or clinics throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Canada, UK, Sweden,
and Asia. He performs/presents regularly for international events such as the
World Saxophone Congress, NASA Biennials, and Navy Band Symposiums, and is on the
MasterWorks Festival faculty.

Goranson holds the DMA from West Virginia University, MMus  and BMus degrees from the University of Idaho. He is an artist/endorser for Yanagisawa, Hercules Stands, and Vandoren Paris.

Ensemble Bio: The Junction Saxophone Quartet is a Pennsylvania-based chamber ensemble comprised of Todd Goranson (Messiah College), Amanda Heim (Gettysburg College), Holly Hubbs (Ursinus College), and Curtis Johnson (West Liberty University). All active solo and chamber musicians and college-level educators, the members of Junction collaborate for performances of new repertoire and standard works for saxophone quartet.

Formed in 2013 by Goranson, Heim, Hubbs and Sam Lorber, the quartet has performed at the 2015 US Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, the 2014 NASA Biennial Symposium, performed as soloists on the Glass Concerto for Saxophone Quartet with the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra (2015), and has appeared in guest recitals at colleges throughout Pennsylvania.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Holly Hubbs Saxophone Dr. Holly Hubbs is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Ursinus College, a small liberal art . . .
Amanda Heim Saxophone Dr. Amanda Heim serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Music Theory at the Sunderman . . .
Curtis Johnson Saxophone Curtis Johnson, retired Associate Professor of Music at West Virginia University, served on the WVU . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Concerto in A minor for Bassoon, RV 499 Antonio Vivaldi/arr. Amanda Heim 9
Quatour pour Saxophones Alfred Desenclos 6
Bop Jennifer Higdon 2