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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Patrick Murphy

Mark your calendars now to join us Friday-Monday, March 6-9, 2020 for the NASA 2020 Biennial Conference at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
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Saxophone Player

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Name: Patrick Murphy
Website: http://paradisewinds.org
Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Evelyn Smith Theatre
Presentation Title: Contrasts
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 18
Bio: As a soloist and chamber musician, Patrick Murphy has performed throughout the United States, South America, and Asia. He has performed with such esteemed ensembles as The Chicago Symphony, The New World Symphony, The Musica Nova Orchestra, and The Orchestra of Northern New York. He is a founding member of the Estrella Consort and is saxophonist for the Paradise Winds Reed Quintet. In addition to performing, he currently serves as Manager of the Theater at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ, assisting in the presentation of over 280 shows of incredible diversity every year. His teachers include Timothy McAllister, Eric Lau, and Donald Sinta. He previously taught saxophone, theory and history at SUNY College at Potsdam and he holds degrees from Potsdam, the University of Michigan, and Arizona State University.
Ensemble Bio: Paradise Winds, a Phoenix, AZ-based reed quintet, met while pursuing advanced degrees in music at Arizona State University and have been performing together since 2005. Paradise Winds appeared to over a million weekly listeners on American Public Media’s Performance Today in 2011 and 2013. In recent past, Paradise Winds was featured in the Phoenix-based award-winning Downtown Chamber Series, collaborated with the Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale, and have appeared with Classical Revolution PHX. Agents of new repertoire, Paradise Winds has commissioned works by Deborah Kavasch, John Marvin, Robbie McCarthy, Kurt Mehlenbacher, Alyssa Morris, and Kincaid Rabb, and premiered the first-ever North American concerto grosso for reed quintet and orchestra by Graham Cohen with The MusicaNova Orchestra.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Tiffany Pan Oboe A doctoral candidate in Music Performance at Arizona State University (ASU), Tiffany Pan has held mu . . .
Joshua Gardner Clarinet Clinical Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Performance Physiology Research Laboratory . . .
Stephanie Harger Gardner Bass Clarinet Stefanie Harger Gardner is on the faculty at Glendale Community College, maintains a large private c . . .
Joseph Kluesener Bassoon A versatile performer, educator and concert curator, Joseph Kluesener maintains a diverse career. Kl . . .
Patrick Murphy Alto Saxophone As a soloist and chamber musician, Patrick Murphy has performed throughout the United States, South . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Contrasts for Five Woodwinds Don Owens 10
Circularity Yeonju Kim 8