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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Paul Forsyth

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Name: Paul Forsyth
Website: http://www.paulforsythmusic.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Katzin Concert Hall
Presentation Title: Tesseract: New Work for Alto Saxophone and Marimba
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 6

Equally adept at both the classical and jazz repertoire, saxophonist Dr. Paul J. Forsyth has performed recitals and taught masterclasses at numerous concert halls, universities, and conferences around the world.  Dr. Forsyth has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician at North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences, World Saxophone Congresses, John Donald Robb Composer Symposiums, and International Saxophone Symposiums.  He has been instrumental in commissioning numerous new works for solo saxophone, saxophone quartet, and saxophone/oboe duo.  In 2017, Paul Forsyth was named the NASA Competition Committee Chairman.

Paul Forsyth joined the faculty of Northwestern State University in the fall of 2007 and currently serves as Professor of Saxophone.  He received his doctoral and master’s degrees in saxophone performance from Michigan State University and his bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Tennessee.  

Other Performers / Participants


Oliver Molina



Dr. Oliver Molina is an active percussion performer, educator, arranger, adjudicator and clinician. He is a versatile percussionist with experience in many areas of percussion, from orchestral to marching to jazz and many others. He has performed at various state Day of Percussion events, PASIC and other music education conferences. He has served as a clinician for the “Yamaha Sounds of Summer” percussion camp and has adjudicated many marching contests and state solo and ensemble festivals.

Oliver is an Assistant Professor of Music at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. At NSU, he teaches the marching band percussion section, applied percussion lessons, an introduction to music education course, conducts a concert band, and co-directs the percussion ensemble. Oliver earned a doctor of musical arts degree in Percussion Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Iowa under Dr. Dan Moore. 

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Tesseract David Werfelmann 6