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NASA 2022 Biennial Conference Presenter — Bobbi Thompson

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.

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Bobbi Thompson
Website: http://bobbithompson.ca
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Evelyn Smith Theatre
Presentation Title: Dialogues for Alto Saxophone and Electric Guitar (2017) by Paul SanGregory
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 13
Bio: Bobbi Thompson has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in North America and Israel, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of saxophone at Western University in London, Ontario. She has performed with a wide range of organizations including London Symphonia (Canada), International Symphony Orchestra (Canada/US), Magisterra Soloists, Irving Symphony Orchestra, Plano Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Wind Orchestra, Grand Theatre (Canada), Drayton Entertainment, and the world-famous University of North Texas Lab Bands. Bobbi serves on the Editorial Board of The Saxophone Symposium. She previously taught saxophone and chamber music at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She holds degrees and certificates from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Bowling Green State University, the University of North Texas, and the University of Idaho. Her research focuses on the saxophone music of American composer Marilyn Shrude. She is a Conn-Selmer Artist and performs on Selmer Paris saxophones. 
Ensemble Bio:

Thompson-Kasler Duo

Saxophonist Bobbi Thompson has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in North America and Israel, and she currently serves as Assistant Professor of saxophone at Western University in London, Ontario. Ariel Kasler is a versatile performer and educator who currently serves as Assistant Teaching Professor of Jazz Guitar and Jazz Piano at Bowling Green State University. The Thompson-Kasler Duo’s work consists of performances for saxophone and electric guitar. They have performed together at venues including: NASA 2019 Region 10 Conference in London, ON; NASA 2018 Biennial Conference in Cincinnati, OH; Bowling Green State University (OH); The Music Center (Rosh Pina, Israel); Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, ON); McIntosh Gallery (London, ON); Clore Center for Music and Dance (Kfar Blum, Israel); and Artscape (Toronto). Together, they are working to expand the repertoire for saxophone and electric guitar through commissioning and performance projects.

 

Other Performers / Participants


 

Ariel Kasler

Electric Guitar

Bio:

Guitarist and pianist Ariel Kasler holds the Master of Music in Jazz Performance from Bowling Green State University, the Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music, and an Alexander Technique Teaching Certificate from the Toronto School of the Alexander Technique. His proficiency as an improviser and sight-reader on both guitar and piano have enabled him to perform at venues and events as diverse as the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Detroit Jazz Festival, Grand Theatre (London, ON), Clore Center for Music and Dance (Israel), New Music from Bowling Green, NASA 2014 Biennial Conference, Victorian College of Arts in Australia, and Rutman’s Violins in Boston. He has been teaching guitar and piano in various institutions in Israel, the United States and Canada since 2001.

 

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
Dialogues for Alto Saxophone and Electric Guitar Paul SanGregory 13