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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Sarah Hetrick

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Name: Sarah Hetrick
Website: http://www.sarahhetricksaxophone.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Evelyn Smith Theatre
Presentation Title: Tonia Ko's Highwire for soprano saxophone and electronics
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 18
Bio: Sarah Hetrick, a Pennsylvania native, is a saxophonist based in Austin, TX. Sarah has presented at the NASA Region IV Conference, the International Saxophone Symposium, the Boulanger Initiative’s WoCo Festival, and the Habits of Musicianship Workshop. As a performer, Sarah is a member of the Density512 Collective for New Music and has worked with composers Tonia Ko, Gemma Peacocke, Alexandra Gardner, David Gompper, Shelley Washington, and Alexis Bacon, among others. Sarah is the director of the international Elise Hall Competition for Emerging Saxophonists, an initiative that supports the professional and artistic development of saxophonists who are female-identifying, trans, and non-binary. Sarah is a PEO Scholar and a recipient of the Presser Graduate Music Award and the Rainwater Grant for Innovation in Music. When not working towards becoming Dr. Hetrick, Sarah can be found making coffee, cuddling with her cat, Margot, or kayaking (though, not usually all at the same time).

Other Performers / Participants


Calvin Wong

Alto Saxophone

Bio: Calvin Wong found his interest in playing saxophone at the age of ten. He followed Man-Sze Tsang and Martin Choy for nine years and actively participated in various music competitions. His professional ensemble appearances include performances with MODUS, Peninsula Quartet, Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia, Hong Kong Saxophone Ensemble, and Hong Kong Youth Saxophone Choir. Calvin has also featured as a soloist on Four Pictures from New York by Roberto Molinelli with the Wah Yan Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Youth Saxophone Choir respectively, as well as Fantasia on Lyun Joon Kim’s Elegy by Richard Dudas with the Hong Kong Saxophone Ensemble. Calvin studied with Stephen Page at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music (AD), Otis Murphy at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (MM), and Kenneth Tse at the University of Iowa (BM).

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Highwire for soprano saxophone and electronics Tonia Ko 10
Apart Together Eliza Brown 6