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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — Nicholas Childs

Mark your calendars now to join us Thursday-Sunday, March 10-13, 2022 for the NASA 2022 Biennial Conference at Oklahoma State University, Greenwood School of Music in Stillwater, Oklahoma.


Saxophone Player
Name: Nicholas Childs
Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 11:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Evelyn Smith Theatre
Presentation Title: Wet Ink Duos - Childs-King Duo
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 15

Nicholas Childs is an active saxophonist and educator currently residing in Buffalo, New York. As a chamber musician, Childs has performed at the NYSSMA Conference opening concert as well as in various chamber music series across New York, including Caffe Lena on the Battehnkill and the De Blasiis Chamber Music Series. In addition to traditional concert venues, Childs has performed as part of mixed media performances with local artists and children’s outreach series. As an advocate of new music Childs has premiered works by Zdenek Lukas and Kevin Austin and been an active participant in the ETHOS New Music Society and Florida State University’s Festival of New Music.

Childs holds degrees from Florida State University (DM), SUNY Fredonia (MM) and Northern Arizona University (BM) and has performed in various masterclasses for artists such as Arno Bornkamp, Hans de Jong and Raaf Hekkema.

Ensemble Bio: Beth King-Bennett is an avid performer and music educator based in Tallahassee, Florida. Ms. King’s performance experience is widely varied between solo and chamber music playing. She is an active member of the Ragusa Saxophone Quartet and Civitasolis Reed Quintet. In 2016, she toured with the Iowa Saxophonists' Workshop, where she performed at the Hong Kong International Saxophone Symposium and the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, China. Ms. King is adjunct instructor of woodwinds at Chipola College and saxophone instructor for Leon County School District. She received her Bachelor of Music Education from DePauw University, where she was also awarded a Performance Certificate for excellence in performance. She earned her Master’s from the University of Iowa and is currently a doctoral teaching assistant at Florida State University. 

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Karate Alex Mincek 7
Ototoi Kate Soper 7