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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Patrick Murphy

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.
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Name: Patrick Murphy
Website: http://paradisewinds.org
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Watson
Presentation Title: Paradise Winds: Spectrum of the Reed
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 18
Bio: As a soloist and chamber musician, Patrick Murphy has performed throughout the US, South America, and Asia. He has performed with such esteemed ensembles as The Chicago Symphony, The New World Symphony, The Musica Nova Orchestra, and The Orchestra of Northern New York. He is a founding member of the Estrella Consort and is saxophonist for the Paradise Winds Reed Quintet. In addition to performing, he manages of the Theater at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ, assisting in the presentation of over 250 shows of incredible diversity every year. A proponent of support for the local arts and artists, he has taken on a further role, joining the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission. His teachers include Timothy McAllister, Eric Lau, and Donald Sinta. He previously taught saxophone, and theory at SUNY College at Potsdam and he holds degrees from Potsdam, the University of Michigan, and Arizona State University.
Ensemble Bio:

Paradise Winds met while pursuing advanced degrees in music at Arizona State University and have been performing together since 2005. Paradise Winds appeared to over a million weekly listeners on American Public Media’s Performance Today in 2011 and 2013. In recent past, Paradise Winds was featured in the Phoenix-based award-winning Downtown Chamber Series, collaborated with the Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale, and have appeared with Classical Revolution PHX. The quintet has performed throughout the United States an Asia. Agents of new repertoire, Paradise Winds has commissioned works by Deborah Kavasch, John Marvin, Robbie McCarthy, Kurt Mehlenbacher, Alyssa Morris, and Kincaid Rabb, and premiered the first-ever North American concerto grosso for reed quintet and orchestra by Graham Cohen during the 2014-2015 season with MusicaNova Orchestra. Their first album, Journey, a project of entirely newly-composed works for the reed quintet, was released in 2017.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Joshua Gardner Clarinet Joshua Gardner Clinical Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Performance Physi . . .
Stefanie Gardner Bass Clarinet Stefanie Harger Gardner is on the faculty at Glendale Community College, maintains a large private c . . .
Joseph Kluesener Bassoon Joseph Kluesener, a versatile performer, educator and concert curator maintains a diverse and exciti . . .
Tiffany Pan Oboe Tiffany Pan is currently pursuing Doctoral Studies in Music at Arizona State University, where . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Splinter Marc Mellits 10
Wood Burn Ned McGowan 8