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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Evan Harris

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Saxophone Player
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Name: Evan Harris
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:20 PM
Presentation Venue: Katzin Concert Hall
Presentation Title: New Quartet Transcriptions
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 17

A native to Michigan, Evan Harris competed his BM at Central Michigan University, his MM at the University of Oklahoma, and is currently working on his DMA at Michigan State University where he received a University Distinguished Fellowship. Throughout his career, he has competed in many competitions, both solo and chamber, and has found success in many of them: NASA Quartet Competition (1st place, 2018), MTNA Chamber Music Competition (1st place, 2018, 3rd place 2017), MTNA Young Artist Solo Competition (2nd place, 2017), University of Oklahoma Concerto Competition (Winner, 2017). Due to the repertoire requirements of some of these competitions, Evan started transcribing/arranging various works for the saxophone. Some of his arrangements include Trio Sonata in D minor Op. 1, No. 12 “La Follia” by Antonio Vivaldi, Trio Sonata in B minor Op. 1, No. 11 in B minor by Antonio Vivaldi, Sonatine for Flute and Piano by Pierre Sancan, and many more.

Ensemble Bio: Group (2) is a newly formed saxophone quartet and is comprised of students at Michigan State University: Evan Harris (DMA) , Eric Zheng (MM), Adam Epler (BME, BM), Tyler Young (DMA)

Other Performers / Participants


Evan Harris

Soprano Saxophone


Eric Zheng

Alto Saxophone

Not Provided

Adam Epler

Tenor Saxophone


Tyler Young

Baritone Saxophone


Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Quartet in F Major, mvt. I. Maurice Ravel (trans. Evan Harris) 9
Song Without Words, Book VI Op. 67, No. 5 in B minor Felix Mendelsohn (arr. Evan Harris) 2
Nocturne in F minor, Op. 55, No. 1 Frédéric Chopin (arr. Evan Harris) 5