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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — John Cummins

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: John Cummins
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016 12:40 PM
Presentation Venue: Choir Hall
Presentation Title: Cummins/Kana Duo
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 17

John Cummins has appeared throughout the U.S. and Europe in
a variety of solo and chamber music performances.  Recent performances include the NASA Biennial
Conference in Urbana, IL, the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews,
Scotland, and the International Marimba Festival in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He has commissioned or premiered new works by
Marilyn Shrude, David Smooke, Ian Dicke, and Nima Hamidi.  In 2009, John was awarded National First
Prize in the MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Competition.  Currently pursuing a DMA at the University of
Iowa, John studies with Kenneth Tse and serves as the saxophone teaching
assistant.  John holds degrees from
Bowling Green State University and the University of Minnesota, and his past
teachers include John Sampen, Eugene Rousseau, and Jane Williams.  

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Elissa Kana Saxophone An active saxophonist and music educator, Elissa Kana has performed in festivals and conferences thr . . .
Casey Dierlam Piano undefined . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Capriccio Gregory Wanamaker 8
Phantasia Antiqua Thierry Escaich 9