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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Paul Forsyth

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Paul Forsyth
Website: http://www.paulforsythmusic.com
Presentation Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Cohen
Presentation Title: Three Reeds Duo performs the music of Alyssa Morris
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 16
Bio: Equally adept at both the classical and jazz repertoire, saxophonist Dr. Paul J. Forsyth has performed recitals and taught masterclasses at numerous concert halls, universities, and conferences around the world. He has been instrumental in commissioning several new works for solo saxophone, saxophone quartet, and saxophone/oboe duo.  Paul Forsyth joined the faculty of Northwestern State University in the fall of 2007 and currently serves as Associate Professor of Saxophone.  In the past, he has been on the faculties of Albion College, Spring Arbor University, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.  He received his doctoral and master’s degrees in saxophone performance from Michigan State University and his bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Tennessee.  Dr. Forsyth is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is a member of two renowned chamber ensembles, the Three Reeds Duo and the Iridium Quartet.  
Ensemble Bio:
With co-founders Leah and Paul Forsyth, the Three Reeds Duo is a unique ensemble consisting of solely an oboe and saxophone.  This duo, formed in 2005, has begun building a repertoire ranging from baroque and classical transcriptions to contemporary concert literature. Three Reeds has performed in a variety of venues throughout the United States and the U.K., ranging from NASA Conferences and World Saxophone Congresses to traditional wedding ceremonies.  

In 2015, Three Reeds was the winner of the Alford Professorship at Northwestern State University, where they are both professors on their respective instruments. This professorship allowed them to record their debut CD, signals cross.  Released in the summer of 2016, this is the first CD ever recorded of oboe/saxophone duos. The Three Reeds Duo has commissioned works for oboe/saxophone duo from such composers as Gregory Wanamaker, Marcus Maroney, Kyle Blaha, and Alyssa Morris.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Leah Forsyth Oboe LEAH FORSYTH currently serves as Instructor of Oboe at Northwestern State University.  Prior to . . .
Chialing Hsieh Piano An avid performer of contemporary music, pianist Chialing Hsieh is devoted to promoting new piano so . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Duo Displasia Alyssa Morris 10
Brokenvention Alyssa Morris 4