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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Geoffrey Deibel

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Geoffrey Deibel
Website: http://www.geoffreydeibel.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Organ Hall
Presentation Title: FSU Saxophone Orchestra
Type of Presentation: Large Saxophone Ensemble Performance
Proposal Duration: 18
Bio: A Washington, D.C. native, Geoffrey Deibel is emerging as an important voice for the saxophone and contemporary music. He is highly active in commissioning new works for saxophone from both established and emerging composers across a variety of mediums. He has appeared at the Darmstadt and Xenakis festivals, numerous World Saxophone Congresses, lectured at conservatories in the U.S. and Europe, and he has most recently been a guest at the Singapore Saxophone Symposium and Asia Pacific Saxophone Summit. Geoff is a member of the critically acclaimed h2 quartet, and has performed with the New World and Grant Park Symphonies. Geoff holds degrees in history and music from Northwestern University and Michigan State University. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Florida State University and on the faculties of the Cortona Sessions for New Music, and the Great Plains Saxophone Workshop. Geoff is a Yamaha and Vandoren performing artist.
Ensemble Bio: Directed by Geoffrey Deibel and conducted by Keith Dodson, the FSU Saxophone Orchestra consists of students in the FSU saxophone studio. Playing saxophone voices ranging from soprano to bass, the ensemble performs a diverse repertoire of both transcriptions and original music for the saxophone. Students from the FSU Saxophone Studio have won numerous national and international solo and chamber music competitions - including first place in the 1999 and 2007 MTNA Young Artist Chamber Music Competitions, and first prizes at the 2019 NASA Region VI Conference Competitions. Three former students are currently members of the internationally renowned Raschèr Saxophone Quartet. The group is also active in the commissioning of new works for large ensemble.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Elizabeth King-Bennett Soprano Saxophone Not Provided
Thomas Kurtz Soprano Saxophone Not Provided
Zachary Lindsay Soprano Saxophone Not Provided
Dawson Coleman Alto Saxophone Not Provided
Justin Graham Alto Saxophone Not Provided
Benjamin Diaz Alto Saxophone Not Provided
Payton Kennemore Alto Saxophone Not Provided
Joel Ferst Tenor Saxophone Not Provided
Jennifer Hesoun Tenor Saxophone Not Provided
Jordan Phillips Tenor Saxophone Not Provided
Caleb Miller Baritone Saxophone Not Provided
Brian Hanson Baritone Saxophone Not Provided
Andrew Becker Baritone Saxophone Not Provided
Jonathan Kierspe Bass Saxophone Not Provided
Keith Dodson Conductor Not Provided

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Stormy Weather Johannes Berauer 7
New York Counterpoint Steve Reich 11