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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Thomas Snydacker

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Thomas Snydacker
Website: http://www.snydacker.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 1:00 PM
Presentation Venue: 3250 MEH
Presentation Title: New Music from the Estrella Consort
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 18
Bio: null
Ensemble Bio: Named after the Sierra Estrella Mountain Range near Tempe, AZ, the Estrella Consort is a saxophone quartet committed to the performance of exciting works, both old and new. The group was founded in 2010 while all members were studying with Dr. Timothy McAllister, and has performed both nationally and internationally. In 2011 the Estrella Consort was invited to tour Ecuador as part of a cultural exchange, performing and giving masterclasses in Cuenca, Loja, and Guayaquil. The group has also performed at the renowned Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, presented guest artist recitals and workshops at numerous institutions throughout the country and frequently performs at the Biennial North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences. The group is currently working on a recording project that will include Xenakis’ Xas as well as newer works for saxophone quartet. More information about the Estrella Consort can be found at www.estrellaconsort.com

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Thomas Snydacker Baritone Saxophone Thomas Snydacker has been praised for his "plush tone" (South Florida Classical Review) and "thoroug . . .
Allison Adams Tenor Saxophone Dr. Allison Adams is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. An a . . .
Jeff Siegfried Alto Saxophone Jeff Siegfried combines a commanding musical presence with “beautiful and delicate playing” (Mi . . .
Patrick Murphy Soprano Saxophone As a soloist and chamber musician, Patrick Murphy has performed throughout the United States, South . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Aria for saxophone quartet and fixed media Elliott Miles McKinley 12
Warp and Woof Robert Reinhart 6