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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Patrick Murphy

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Name: Patrick Murphy
Website: http://paradisewinds.org
Presentation Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 10:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Organ Hall
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


 

Tiffany Pan

Oboe

Bio: A doctoral candidate in Music Performance at Arizona State University (ASU), Tiffany Pan has held multiple graduate assistantships in music. In 2013, Pan advanced as a semi-finalist in the Elite Division at the 2nd Asian Double Reed Association International Oboe Competition. In the summer of 2014, she was invited to the Vianden Festival in Luxembourg to perform as Guest Artist and coach chamber music ensembles. She performs with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Musica Nova Orchestra, and other local groups frequently. In 2014, she was the guest principal oboist of Tucson Symphony Orchestra for three programs. A Native of Taiwan, Tiffany Pan received her Master’s degree from Arizona State University and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has studied the oboe with Martin Schuring, John Dee, Ting-Hung Liu and Peggy Lee.

Joshua Gardner

Clarinet

Bio: Clinical Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Performance Physiology Research Laboratory at Arizona State University, where he has taught since 2011. Dr. Gardner received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University. He maintains an active performance career, performing with several ensembles, including the internationally recognized Paradise Winds and the Égide Duo, and is a frequent soloist with high school and college bands. He won first prize at the International Clarinet Association Research Competition in 2008 and has presented lectures on tongue motion during clarinet performance throughout the US, often accompanied by live tongue imaging. He is currently exploring the use of ultrasound for quantified research and performance diagnostics. Gardner is a Henri Selmer Paris Artist playing Privilege clarinets, a Silverstein Pro Team Artist, and uses Vandoren mouthpieces.

Stephanie Harger Gardner

Bass Clarinet

Bio: Stefanie Harger Gardner is on the faculty at Glendale Community College, maintains a large private clarinet studio in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, and teaches at summer music festivals. She has served on the faculty at Northern Arizona University, Mesa Community College, and GateWay Community College. She completed degrees in clarinet performance at Arizona State University, studying with Robert Spring. Gardner frequently performs with Arizona Opera, the internationally recognized Paradise Winds, Égide Duo, the Phoenix Symphony, Seventh Roadrunner, and abroad in Belgium, France, Italy, and Japan. In 2012, Gardner won first prize at the International Clarinet Association Research Competition with her study, “An Investigation of Finger Motion and Hand Posture during Clarinet Performance,” where she collaborated with the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing at ASU to study hand posture and finger motion during clarinet performance using CyberGloves®. She is a Silverstein Pro Team Artist and a Henri Selmer Paris Artist.

Joseph Kluesener

Bassoon

Bio: A versatile performer, educator and concert curator, Joseph Kluesener maintains a diverse career. Kluesener is Second Bassoonist at Wintergreen Summer Music Festival (VA), and has performed with the United States Air Force, The Phoenix Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Kentucky Symphony, and appeared on American Public Media’s Performance Today with Paradise Winds. Internationally, Kluesener has performed and/or taught at Aveiro International Music Festival (Portugal), Saarburg Serenaden (Germany), and at IDRS 2015 Tokyo; nationally, in conferences of the International Viola Society, North American Saxophone Alliance, International Clarinet Association and the International Double Reed Society. In 2015, Kluesener was appointed Executive & Artistic Director of Fountain Hills Chamber Players (Fountain Hills, AZ) and is co-founder and event curator for Classical Revolution PHX. He has earned Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Arizona State University, and two Bachelors of Music from University of Cincinnati. 

Patrick Murphy

Alto Saxophone

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. 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 250 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.

Pieces to Be Performed


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