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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — cindy cripps

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Saxophone Player
Name: cindy cripps
Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 9:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Katzin Concert Hall
Presentation Title: Anches Trio
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 18

Cynthia Cripps has taught at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV, formerly UTPA) since 2006. She teaches saxophone and saxophone ensembles, serves as graduate advisor and many other department and university committees. She organizes and directs UTRGV’s Summer Saxophone Ensemble which in 2019 registered 70 young saxophonists from across deep South Texas. 

Dr. Cripps has presented solos, chamber music, and lectures in numerous North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Biennial and Regional Conferences and World Saxophone Congresses in Croatia, Slovenia, and the US. She has performed and presented workshops in Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, and locally. She continues to perform on saxophone, bassoon, flute, and clarinet in local chamber and large ensembles.

Dr. Cripps received degrees from Central Michigan University (BME), Ball State University (MM), and the University of Miami (DMA).

Ensemble Bio: Bill O’Neil has been on the faculty of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley since 1992, following one-year appointments at Utah State University and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Bill received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota on 1990. He has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony, the Symphony of Nuevo Leon, the Rochester (MN), Symphony, and the Minnesota Opera, among others. Bill is a prolific arranger of music for clarinet(s) and saxophone(s), with many of his arrangements published by RGM Music. Bill is a passionate chamber musician with a special interest in music for clarinet and strings, and is a tireless advocate for the clarinet choir. Bill performs on Yamaha CSV clarinets with a Mitchell Lurie crystal mouthpiece and Lurie #3.5 reeds. He and his wife Gail have three grown daughters, several grandchildren, and cats. Bill and Gail are active church musicians.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
William O'Neil clarinet Bill O’Neil has been on the faculty of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley since 1992, followi . . .
Casey Dierlam Tse Piano undefined . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Trio #2 Bill Douglas 18