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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Brian Utley

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.
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Name: Brian Utley
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Cohen
Presentation Title: Soprano Saxophone Works of Leonard Mark Lewis
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 18

Brian Utley is Senior Lecturer in Saxophone at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music, where he also coordinates the Chamber Music Program.  He received the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in saxophone performance, with a minor in music theory, from Louisiana State University.  He also holds the M.M. from L.S.U. and the B.M. from Murray State University, and his primary saxophone teachers include Griffin Campbell and Scott Erickson.  

Utley has been a featured soloist with the Vanderbilt Wind Symphony and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, and is a regular classical saxophonist with the Nashville Symphony.  As an advocate of new music, he has premiered works by noted composers including David Froom, Leonard Mark Lewis, Stephen Lias, Lidiuno Pitombeira, and William Price. 

His first solo recording Characters is available on the Mark Records label.  Utley is an endorsing artist for Légère Reeds, and performs on Légère Signature Series Reeds exclusively.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Melissa Rose Piano baseline'>Pianist Melissa Rose, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Piano at Vanderbilt Univer . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Prelude for soprano saxophone and piano Leonard Mark Lewis 4
Winter Canticles Leonard Mark Lewis 7
Black Against Blue Leonard Mark Lewis 7