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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Taiki Azuma

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Name: Taiki Azuma
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Gammage 311
Presentation Title: New Work for Saxophone and Lighting Design
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 12
Bio: Taiki Azuma currently serves as the Adjunct Lecturer of Applied Woodwinds at Fayetteville State University as well as the Interim Instructor of Saxophone at UNC-Pembroke. He is a doctoral candidate in saxophone performance and is dual-enrolled in Post Baccalaureate Certificate programs in Oboe Performance and Music Education at UNC-Greensboro.

He has premiered and performed a number of new works for saxophone and woodwinds at various instrumental conferences and clinics as both a soloist and chamber musician, including the Ren Duo with Dr. Xin Gao and the Sirocco Reed Quintet (2017 New Music Greensboro Artists-in-Residence, performers of ClarinetFest 2019). His research on the connection of body to sound has been presented at various venues including the 2019 Midwestern Conductor's Symposium in Kirksville, MO.

His teachers include Dale Underwood and Steven Stusek. He has completed additional studies with renowned saxophonist, Nobuya Sugawa, as a student of the 25th Hamamatsu International Wind Academy in Japan. 

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
New work for saxophone and lighting design Robin McLaughlin 12