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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — James Barger

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Name: James Barger
Website: http://www.james-barger.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Gammage 301
Presentation Title: Mirasol Duo
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 20
Bio: Mirasol Duo is comprised of James Barger and Ben Still who first met as graduate students at Texas Tech University and are founding members of the award-winning Mirasol Quartet. Committed to the expansion of the saxophone repertoire, Mirasol Duo's mission focuses on the commissioning or arranging of new saxophone duets by composers familiar with the saxophone, thus allowing the utilization of the instrument's expansive sonic possibilities and extended techniques. Dedicated to educating the next generation of saxophone students, James Barger is currently the Assistant Professor of Saxophone at West Texas A&M University and Ben Still teaches applied saxophone, clarinet, chamber music, music theory, and ear training courses at UNC Charlotte and Lenoir-Rhyne University. James is a D'Addario Performing Artist and James and Ben both proudly endorse Selmer Paris Saxophones and perform on them exclusively.
Ensemble Bio: Mirasol Duo is comprised of James Barger and Ben Still who first met as graduate students at Texas Tech University and are founding members of the award-winning Mirasol Quartet. Committed to the expansion of the saxophone repertoire, Mirasol Duo's mission focuses on the commissioning or arranging of new saxophone duets by composers familiar with the saxophone, thus allowing the utilization of the instrument's expansive sonic possibilities and extended techniques. Dedicated to educating the next generation of saxophone students, James Barger is currently the Assistant Professor of Saxophone at West Texas A&M University and Ben Still teaches applied saxophone, clarinet, chamber music, music theory, and ear training courses at UNC Charlotte and Lenoir-Rhyne University. James is a D'Addario Performing Artist and James and Ben both proudly endorse Selmer Paris Saxophones and perform on them exclusively.

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James Barger

Saxophone

Bio: A dynamic performer and teacher, saxophonist James Barger has appeared as a guest artist and clinician in high schools and universities across the United States. An accomplished chamber musician, he has won awards in the Fischoff, MTNA, Enkor, and American Prize competitions with the Mirasol Quartet. He has presented and performed at conferences hosted by the Texas Music Educators Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, and the US Navy Band, and recently taught on the faculty of the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy at Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University and Rangsit University in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Barger is the Assistant Professor of Saxophone at West Texas A&M University and is a proud artist and endorser of Selmer Paris Saxophones and D’Addario Reserve Reeds.

Ben Still

Saxophone

Bio: Originally from Raleigh, NC, Ben Still is an active solo and chamber musician throughout the United States. Currently, he serves on the faculties of UNC Charlotte and Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he teaches applied saxophone and chamber music, as well as courses in music theory and ear training. Dr. Still has been a prizewinner in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, The American Prize Competition, and ENKOR Competition. Additionally, he has presented clinics and performances at the International Saxophone Symposium, Texas Music Educators Association and North American Saxophone Alliance annual conferences. Dr. Still earned his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Music with honors from UNC Charlotte. His primary teachers include David Dees, Stephen Jones, Will Campbell, and Wayne Leechford. Dr. Still is a Conn-Selmer Artist/Clinician and performs on Selmer Paris saxophones exclusively.

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
Cloud-Like Kirsten Broberg 5
La Dernière Nuit David Salleras 8
Passacaglia, after Handel Johann Halvorsen (arr. James Barger) 7