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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Ben Whittier

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Name: Ben Whittier
Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: W 218
Presentation Title: Lecture Recital: Musical Palindrome and Sonata Form: A Formal Analysis and Performance of Sonate Pour Alto Saxophone Seul by Jeanine Rueff
Type of Presentation: Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
Proposal Duration: 50

Ben Whittier is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music degree in music performance at the University of Alberta, studying with Dr. William Street. He is a teaching assistant for the University’s Concert Band and different music history and theory courses. Prior to starting at the University of Alberta, Ben earned degrees from the University of the Pacific and the University of Northern Colorado where he studied with Professor David Henderson and Dr. Andrew Dahlke.


Highlights from Mr. Whittier’s performing career include performing Ida Gotkovsky’s Saxophone Concerto with the University of Alberta Wind Ensemble and performing and recording Michael Colgrass’ Urban Requiem with the University of Northern Colorado Wind Ensemble. Ben has also premiered new compositions at the 2016 and 2018 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial conferences.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Sonate Pour Saxophone Alto Seul Jeanine Rueff 12