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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Joel Ferst

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Saxophone Player
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Name: Joel Ferst
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Ravenscroft
Presentation Title: Music for Saxophone, by composer Matthew Ramage
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 20


Joel Ferst, is an advocate for music education and the advancement of music and is a member of cNAFME  and has worked as a camp counselor at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

His research interests include the use of music as a social platform for change, the use of nontraditional performance standards and their effect in audience engagement, and the use of syntax and its use in the compositions of music in different languages.

Joel is currently a senior at Florida State University earning his Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance and a specialization in music entrepreneurship. Joel's teachers include Geoffrey Deibel, Katherine Weintraub, and Martin Wilkes, and he has studied jazz with Bill Kennedy. Joel has played in masterclasses or had other private training with Timothy McAllsiter, Zachary Schemon, Arno Bornkamp, Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, Phillip Pierk, Kenneth Radnofsky, Jennifer Bill, the MANA Quartet, and Patrick Meighan.

Ensemble Bio: The Midnight Quartet, is an undergraduate saxophone quartet at Florida State University being coached by Dr. Geoffrey Deibel. The quartet seeks to engage audiences in interactive performances and has performaned and worked with high schools in the local area. The group consists of Joel Ferst, Soprano Saxophone, Jenny Hesoun, Alto Saxophone, Brain Hanson, Tenor Saxophone, and Caleb Miller, Baritone Saxophone.

Other Performers / Participants


Jenny Hesoun

Alto Saxophone

Bio: Jenny Hesoun in a Junior at Florid State Univeristy studying music edication and saxophone performance.

Brian Hanson

Tenor Saxophone

Bio: Brain Hanson is a junior studying music education at Florida State Univesrity. He is an active  composer having his music performed around all of Florida. 

Caleb Miller

Baritone Saxophone

Bio: Caleb Miller is a junior studying music education at Florida State University. 

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Alone, for Saxophone and Fixed Electronics Matthew Ramage 8
Angular Discourse Matthew Ramage 7