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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — John Wardlaw

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Name: John Wardlaw
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Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:40 AM
Presentation Venue: W 218
Presentation Title: Paradosis Duo
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 14
Bio: The Paradosis Duo consists of US Navy Fleet Forces saxophonist Cameron Clements and Kansas City-based saxophonist John Wardlaw. Clements and Wardlaw began performing together while students at Baylor University in fall of 2017. Originally beginning as members of the Parallax Quartet, Cameron and John then performed as soprano and alto saxophonists of the Paradosis Quartet (consisting of Clements, Cole Allex, USN Fleet Forces saxophonist Chandler Davis, and Wardlaw) during a tour of central Texas in summer of 2018. Clements and Wardlaw reunited as the Paradosis Duo to premiere the transcription of Patrick Lenz's Internal and External Martial Arts at the 2019 Nasa Region IV conference in Fayetteville, AR. Clements holds a BM/BME from Lousiana State University and a MM in Saxophone Performance from Baylor University. Wardlaw holds a BM from Baylor University and is in progress on a MM from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. 
Ensemble Bio: The Paradosis Duo consists of US Navy Fleet Forces saxophonist Cameron Clements and Kansas City-based saxophonist John Wardlaw. Clements and Wardlaw began performing together while students at Baylor University in fall of 2017. Originally beginning as members of the Parallax Quartet, Cameron and John then performed as soprano and alto saxophonists of the Paradosis Quartet (consisting of Clements, Cole Allex, USN Fleet Forces saxophonist Chandler Davis, and Wardlaw) during a tour of central Texas in summer of 2018. Clements and Wardlaw reunited as the Paradosis Duo to premiere the transcription of Patrick Lenz's Internal and External Martial Arts at the 2019 Nasa Region IV conference in Fayetteville, AR. Clements holds a BM/BME from Lousiana State University and a MM in Saxophone Performance from Baylor University. Wardlaw holds a BM from Baylor University and is in progress on a MM from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. 

Other Performers / Participants


 

Cameron Clements

Alto Saxophone

Bio: Cameron Clements is a versatile saxophonist, having collaborated with artists and students in various mediums and teaching capacities. He has been featured with the Baylor Symphony, LSU Wind Ensemble, Monroe Symphony, and the LSU Symphony. Cameron has given performances at the TMEA convention, NASA conferences, the Manship Theatre Shaw Center for the Arts, and others. An advocate for new music, Cameron has been commissioner of many new works and performs with Enso New Music. Cameron holds degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance from Louisiana State University, studying with Dr. Griffin Campbell, named a Presser Scholar and given the Lagniappe Award for Excellence in Woodwind Performance. He holds a Master’s degree in Saxophone Performance from Baylor University, where he served as graduate assistant to Dr. Michael Jacobson. Cameron is currently a saxophonist in the U.S. Navy Fleet Bands, performing in ceremonial and concert units, brass band, and various chamber groups.

John Wardlaw

Alto/Baritone Saxophone

Bio: John Wardlaw is a Kansas City-based saxophonist and chamber musician, specializing primarily in contemporary music. John has commissioned or premiered many new works for saxophone and eclectic ensembles involving the instrument. John has appeared as a section saxophonist with the Waco Symphony Orchestra, UMKC Symphony Orchestra, and Alleluia Conference orchestra. John will be featured with the Pyrrhic Quartet and Kansas City Wind Symphony in performance of WIlliam Bolcom's Concerto Grosso in May 2020. Mr. Wardlaw holds a Bachelor's degree in saxophone performance from Baylor University and is in progress on a Master's degree at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. His primary teachers include Dr. Michael Jacobson, Mr. Zachary J. Shemon, Mr. Dan Gelok, Mr. Ricardo Chaves, and Mrs. Jessica Voigt-Page. Outside of music, John is an avid ultramarathon runner and has been ranked in the top ten in many races.

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
Greensilver Evan Chambers 8
Internal and External Martial Arts (内家拳和外家拳) Patrick W. Lenz 6