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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Sean Fredenburg

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Saxophone Player
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Name: Sean Fredenburg
Website: http://posthasteduo.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 9:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Organ Hall
Presentation Title: Cascadia Saxophone Quartet
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 15
Bio: Please see individual bios.
Ensemble Bio: Please see individual bios.

Other Performers / Participants


Idit Shner

Soprano Saxophone

An active performer of both jazz and classical music, Idit Shner has played in various
distinguished venues in the United States and abroad, such as The Kennedy Center in
Washington, D.C. and Lincoln Center in New York. Dr. Shner teaches at the University
of Oregon as professor of saxophone and jazz studies. Her latest release of jazz originals,
9 Short Stories, garnered a 4 star review in Downbeat Magazine.
As a classical saxophonist Idit has commissioned and recorded new music and performed
solo recitals in the US and Israel. Upcoming concerto performances include Joel Love’s
Solace as well as Ibert’s Concertino da Camera. MINERVA is her latest classical release
on Origin Classics. Idit has collaborated with Fireworks, Beta Collide and Third Angle
(new music ensembles), and performed with the Oregon Symphony and the Eugene
Symphony. Other appearances include the Northwest Percussion Festival, Electronic
Music Midwest, the Oregon Bach Festival, and many North American Saxophone
Alliance Conventions.

Adam Pelandini

Tenor Saxophone


Saxophonist Dr. Adam Pelandini is currently based in the pacific northwest where he serves as professor of saxophone at Central Washington University.  He is an active performer and clinician throughout the Pacific Northwest appearing as soloist with the Mid-Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Wind Symphony and as saxophonist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston, MA.  His performances with the BSO have been described as “Sensitive, with tonal richness,” “richly-hued” and “sinuous” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer and the Boston Globe.

After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in saxophone from Central Washington University in 2009, he then earned a Master of Music degree in saxophone from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2011, followed by a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone from the Boston University College of Fine Arts.  He is a Conn-Selmer endorsing artist.

Erik Steighner

Baritone Saxophone

Bio: Praised by the Tacoma News Tribune for his “effortless lyricism” as well as his “smooth tone and fluid virtuosity,” saxophonist Erik Steighner has performed with ensembles including the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Federal Way Symphony, the Northwest Sinfonietta, the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, the San Antonio Symphony, and Symphony Tacoma. Steighner has served on the faculty of Texas State University and currently teaches at Pacific Lutheran University and Tacoma Community College. He is also on faculty at the University of Puget Sound Community Music Department and is founder and conductor of the South Sound Saxophone Ensemble. Steighner holds bachelor’s degrees in music and English from the University of Puget Sound and master’s and doctoral degrees in saxophone performance from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a Conn-Selmer artist and plays on Selmer Paris saxophones and mouthpieces.

Sean Fredenburg

Alto Saxophone


Sean Fredenburg serves as the Instructor of Saxophone at Portland State University where he teaches applied saxophone and chamber music. He is dedicated to promoting new music for the saxophone, commissioning and premiering new works from many bright young composers. Sean is a founding member of the Post-Haste Reed Duo (saxophone + bassoon) with Javier Rodriguez. Post-Haste has toured several U.S. colleges and universities, performing and presenting master classes in woodwind performance and chamber music. He has also appeared under the baton of Danail Rachev with the Eugene Symphony, Marin Alsop with the Oregon Bach Festival, and Carlos Kalmar with the Oregon Symphony. Sean holds degrees from Louisiana State University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oregon. His primary teachers have been Griffin Campbell, Steven Stusek, and Idit Shner.

Evan C. Paul


Evan C. Paul holds a Ph.D. in composition with a supporting area in music theory
from the University of Oregon and a Master of Music degree in collaborative piano
from Northern Arizona University. He is the recipient of several awards and
competitions, including the Delta Omicron Music Solo Competition (2000), the Ed
Diemente Composition Award (2002), the MTNA Young Composers Competition
(2005), and the Portland Vocal Consort’s Young Composer Contest (2011).
Evan is active as a composer and pianist in the Portland area, collaborating with
and writing for voices and winds as well as playing with the Portland Phoenix
Choral Union; Bridging Voices, Portland’s LGBTQ youth choir; Portland Opera;
Cascadia Opera; Ping & Woof Opera; and the Portland chapter of Opera on Tap. He
has composed several works for saxophone, including Minerva (2016) for alto
saxophone and piano and Three Short Movements (2012) for saxophone quartet.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Magenta for Saxophone Quartet and Piano Evan C. Paul 15