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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Joren Cain

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.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Joren Cain
Website: http://www.jorencain.com
Presentation Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 9:40 AM
Presentation Venue: St. John's Church
Presentation Title: Ricker
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 20

Joren Cain is currently Associate Professor of saxophone and director of the New Jazz Ensemble at Valdosta State University. Previously, Dr. Cain served as a member of The United States Army Field Band for four years, in which he frequently performed as a featured soloist. He was also the soprano saxophonist in the TUSAFB Saxophone Quartet. Cain received degrees from Northern Illinois University and the University of North Texas, studying with Steve Duke and Jim Riggs. Recently, he has contributed several articles for GIA’s “Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz” series, and his dissertation on Fernande Decruck has been embraced by many in the saxophone community. Cain has an active performance schedule as a soloist, a member of the Maharlika Trio, the Onyx Saxophone Quartet, and as a freelance musician throughout the southeastern United States. Joren Cain is proud to be an RS Berkeley artist.

Ensemble Bio:

David Springfield is an Assistant Professor and the Director of
Jazz Studies at Valdosta State University, where he teaches jazz piano and
directs the VSU Jazz Ensemble. He attended the Eastman School of Music, where
he received degrees in Trombone Performance and Jazz Studies. He has performed
and recorded with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble, including three
tours of Japan. David has appeared with professional groups in many musical
genres and also spent three years touring and performing in Europe. With the
chamber group, Maharlika Trio, he has performed at national conferences of the College Music Society and the North American Saxophone Alliance. David has written music for jazz ensemble, concert band, symphony orchestra and chamber ensembles. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by such artists as Branford Marsalis, Phil Woods and Kurt Elling. His works are published by Kendor and Sierra Music.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
David Springfield Piano David Springfield is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Jazz Studies at Valdosta State Univ . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Jazz Sonata Ramon Ricker 20