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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Dannel Espinoza

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Saxophone Player

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Name: Dannel Espinoza
Website: http://www.dannelespinoza.com
Presentation Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 4:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Corbett
Presentation Title: Project Fusion
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 20
Bio: Dannel Espinoza is the adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Florida Atlantic University, as well as an active freelance saxophonist and private studio educator. Dr. Espinoza maintains a busy performing schedule with his chamber ensembles Project Fusion and Kontra Duo, as well as his solo appearances. He holds a DMA in Saxophone Performance and Literature with a minor in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music, where he was also awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. He earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northern Arizona University and Florida State University, respectively.
Ensemble Bio:

Winner of the 2015 Astral Artist National Auditions, Project Fusion strives to entertain and inspire audiences as well as promote camaraderie among artists through unique collaborations. Formed in 2010 by graduates of the Eastman School of Music, Project Fusion has been praised for staging engaging and communicative concerts, achieved in part through the distinctive feat of performing musical programs exclusively from memory. The ensemble is also known for its diverse musical programming that includes new music, standard repertoire for the saxophone quartet, as well as arrangements and transcriptions. The quartet has captured top prizes in the world’s most prestigious chamber music competitions including the Gold Medal at the 40th Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and First Prize at the 2013 Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition, and the Grand Prize and Hugo Vianello Audience Choice Award at the 6th Plowman International Chamber Music Competition.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Matt Amedio Alto Saxophone undefined . . .
Michael Sawzin Tenor Saxophone undefined . . .
Matt Evans Baritone Saxophone undefined . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Video Game Suite: SNES Classical Edition arr. Matt Evans 15
Ex Machina Marc Mellits 5