Thursday, March 8, 2018

8:00 PM (Corbett) James Bunte
Fernande Decruck Sonata in C# minor with orchestra
Symphony Orchestra Concerto
  Sonata in C# minor for Saxophone and Orchestra (1943)
Très modéré, expressif Andante Fileuse Nocturne et Final
Fernande Decruck (1896–1954)
8:00 PM (Corbett) Noa Even
Légende - Florent Schmitt
Symphony Orchestra Concerto
  Légende, Op. 66 (1918)
Florent Schmitt (1870-1958)
8:00 PM (Corbett) Dan Graser  | Zach Stern, Alto Saxophone  | Joe Girard, Tenor Saxophone  | Danny Hawthorne-Foss, Baritone Saxophone
World Premiere of Cabinet of Curiosities for saxophone quartet and orchestra by Matthew Browne
Symphony Orchestra Concerto
  Cabinet of Curiosities (2017) — World Premiere
I. The Art of Noises II. Farthest South III. Vinegar Syndrome (please note we are not including the Prelude in this proposal though you will see one in the attached score)
Matthew Browne (b. 1988)
8:00 PM (Corbett) Doug O'Connor
The Offering, by Baljinder Sekhon
Symphony Orchestra Concerto
  The Offering (2011)
I. Abandon Yourself II. Turn to Ash III. Acquire Majesty
Baljinder Sekhon, II (b. 1980)

Friday, March 9, 2018

8:00 AM (Werner) Kimberly Loeffert  | Jan Berry Baker, Alto Saxophone  | Noa Even, Alto Saxophone  | Connie Frigo, Alto Saxophone  | Diane Hunger, Alto Saxophone  | Jackie Lamar, Alto Saxophone  | Julia Nolan, Alto Saxophone  | Debra Richtmeyer, Alto Saxophone  | Carrie Koffman, Alto Saxophone
Committee on the Status of Women
Non-Performance: Panel Discussion
8:00 AM (Watson) Todd Gaffke  | Cynthia Cioffari, Bassoon  | Stanislav Golovin, Clarinet  | Daniel Velasco, Flute  | Margaret Tung, Horn  | Jack Harel, Oboe
Black Belt, White Cadillac
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Black Belt, White Cadillac (2009)
I. Taeguek Pal Jung: Poomse of Yin, Earth, and North II. Koryo: Yang, Strength in Hands III. Cruising' The White Cadillac IV. Black Belt, White Cadillac
Daniel McCarthy (b. 1955)
8:00 AM (Watson) Bradley Karas  | Ellie Parker, Alto Saxophone  | Bradley Karas, Alto Saxophone
US Premiere of Keaton Garrett's 'dissolve'
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  dissolve (2017)
Keaton Garrett (b. 1995)
8:00 AM (Watson) Ricardo Martinez
Saxophone & Electric Guitar Duo
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Viridian Soliloquy (2011)
Anthony Joseph Lanman (b. 1973)
  In Quiet Light (2009)
Dorothy Chang (b. 1970)
8:00 AM (3250 MEH) Gavin Goodwin
Hamra - Klas Torstensson
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Hamra (1991)
I, II, III
Klas Torstensson (b. 1951)
8:00 AM (3250 MEH) Jacob Kopcienski
Reinterpreting Interactivity
Student Classical Solo Performance
  New work for saxophone and electronics (2018) — World Premiere
Andrew Watts (b. 1988)
  New work for saxophone and electronics (2018) — World Premiere
Peter Kramer (b. 1988)
9:00 AM (Corbett) Nathan Bogert  | Gabriel Sanchez, Soprano Saxophone  | Jacob Melton, Soprano Saxophone  | Thomas Swift, Alto Saxophone  | Zachary Manson, Alto Saxophone  | Dylan Keiser, Tenor Saxophone  | Mekhi Crawford, Tenor Saxophone  | Kendell Fowler, Baritone Saxophone  | Javon Evans, Baritone Saxophone
Cambini Symphonie Concertante/Whitacre Sleep
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Symphonie Concertante in D Major "La Patriote" (1796) — World Premiere
I. Allegro Maestoso
Giuseppe Cambini (1746-1825)
  Sleep (2000)
Eric Whitacre (arr. Wintringham) (b. 1970)
9:00 AM (Corbett) Paul Nolen  | Brett Thole, Soprano Saxophone  | Devin Cano, Alto Saxophone  | Vicente Leyva, Alto Saxophone  | Rachel Wolz, Soprano Saxophone  | Andrea McAfee, Alto Saxophone  | Matthew Garbin, Alto Saxophone  | Benjamin Long, Tenor Saxophone  | Gianna Politano, Tenor Saxophone  | Riley Carter, Tenor Saxophone  | Marwin Esguerra, Bass Saxophone  | Christine Ewald, Tenor Saxophone  | Danielle Vescovi, Baritone Saxophone  | Charles Kilmer, Baritone Saxophone  | Katelyn Luckett, Alto Saxophone  | Dr. Paul Nolen, Conductor
Illinois State University Saxophone Ensemble
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquility) for Saxophone Ensemble (2007/2017) — World Premiere
Roger Zare (b. 1985)
  Untitled (2017-2018) — World Premiere
Martha Horst (b. 1967)
9:00 AM (Corbett) Michael Rene Torres
The Ohio State University Saxophone Ensemble
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Soundpainting (2018)
Colin Wood (b. 1988)
  Resonance (2018) — World Premiere
Michael Rene Torres (b. 1982)
9:00 AM (Cohen) Megan Bauman  | Jovana Damnjanović, Flute  | Lauren Murphy, Bass Clarinet
The 'Modern' Woodwind Trio as an Emerging Compositional Medium
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  It Comes/Goes (2018) — World Premiere
N/A
Michael Vince (b. 1986)
  Bluish Orange (2017)
N/A
Aaron Mencher (b. 1996)
9:00 AM (Cohen) Jonathan Kierspe  | Claire Salli, Alto Saxophone  | Soren Hamm, Soprano Saxophone  | Piyaphon Asawakarnjanakit, Baritone Saxophone
energy flows nervously... in search of stillness -- by Marilyn Shrude
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  energy flows nervously... in search of stillness (2015)
Marilyn Shrude (1946-)
9:00 AM (Cohen) Jordan Lulloff  | Brandon Quarles, Soprano Saxophone  | Hunter Bockes, Alto Saxophone  | Jordan Lulloff, Tenor Saxophone  | János Csontos, Baritone Saxophone
~Nois performs new work by Joe Krycia
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  @? (2018) — World Premiere
Joe Krycia (b. 1993)
  Foursquare (2017)
Phil Taylor (b. 1989)
9:00 AM (Werner) Robert Eason  | Jacob Coleman, Piano
Concatenaciones by Luis Mihovilcevic
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Concatenaciones for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (2016) — World Premiere
Luis Mihovilcevic (b. 1958)
9:00 AM (Werner) wenbo feng  | Xiao Wang, Piano
An Oriental Exhibition
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Flight of the Bumblebee (2016)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov/ arr. Shoei Amimori (1844-1908/ 1990)
  Exotic Dance (1995-1996)
Kaori Nabeshima (b. 1960)
  Cloud Atlas (2017) — World Premiere
Wenbo Feng (b. 1989)
9:00 AM (Werner) Nick May  | Molly Orlando, Piano
World Premiere of Christina Ensign's Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (2017)
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (2017) — World Premiere
one: ponderous...faster, growing deeper in thought two: deliberate and introspective, but not too slow three: bold and kinetic
Christina Ensign (b. 1994)
9:00 AM (Watson) Caleb Burkhardt
Caleb Burkhardt performs Kennaugh
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Crepuscular Light (2015) — World Premiere
I. II. III.
Adam Kennaugh (1989)
9:00 AM (Watson) Chi Him Chik
The Spectral Bass
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Ancestral (2012)
Thierry Alla (b. 1955)
  Aksax (1983)
Costin Miereanu (b. 1943)
9:00 AM (Watson) Geoffrey Landman
Tablature for saxophone: Giorgio Netti's
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Ultimo a lato (2004)
Giorgio Netti (b. 1963)
9:00 AM (3250 MEH) Justin Massey
9 Rhymes
Student Classical Solo Performance
  9 Rhymes (2017)
I. Prelude 1 II. Cartoon Left Hand III. Mini IV. Prelude 2 V. Recording VI. Blue VII. Prelude 3 VIII. Cartoon Left Hand IX. Transcription
Jacob Sachs-Mishalanie (b. 1991)
9:00 AM (3250 MEH) Kendra Wheeler  | Kyriaki (Kakia) Gkoudina, Electronics
Lament for Solo Saxophone and Electronics
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Lament for Solo Saxophone and Electronics (2017) — World Premiere
Kyriaki (Kakia) Gkoudina (b. 1990)
9:00 AM (1340 CC) Peter Sommer  | Peter Sommer, Tenor Saxophone  | Rick VanMatre, Tenor Saxophone  | Andrew Bishop, Tenor Saxophone  | Tom Walsh, Tenor Saxophone
Improvisation and Its Relationship to Saxophone Pedagogy
Non-Performance: Panel Discussion
9:00 AM (3240 MEH) Eleri Ann Evans
Expanding extended techniques
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
9:00 AM (3735 CC) Laura Armstrong
Never Have a Bad Reed Again: How to Make and Adjust Your Own Saxophone Reeds
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
10:00 AM (Corbett) Patrick Jones  | Yue Lu, Soprano Saxophone  | Mallory Miller, Soprano Saxophone  | Devlin Donaldson, Soprano Saxophone  | Alex Lardie, Alto Saxophone  | Alejandra Hernandez, Alto Saxophone  | Grace Temple, Alto Saxophone  | Drew Pfaff, Tenor Saxophone  | Logan Cass, Tenor Saxophone  | Arista Barnoff, Tenor Saxophone  | Parker Piedmont, Baritone Saxophone  | Orion White, Baritone Saxophone  | Hayley Bowser, Baritone Saxophone  | Chad Smith, Soloist
Music of Rudy Wiedoeft: Chad Smith, University of Idaho and Messiah College Saxophonists
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Sax-O-Trix (1926)
Wiedoeft/Savino (1893-1940)
  Valse Vanité (1923)
Rudy Wiedoeft (1893-1940)
10:00 AM (Corbett) John Nichol  | Jeffrey Allardyce, Soprano Saxophone  | Parker Fritz, Sopranino Saxophone  | Emmet Harris, Soprano Saxophone  | Abby Shepard, Soprano Saxophone  | Michael Hanna, Alto Saxophone  | Erin Paxton, Alto Saxophone  | Donovan Boxey, Alto Saxophone  | Diego Kieliszewski, Alto Saxophone  | Kaylee Bernard, Alto Saxophone  | Akash Watsa, Alto Saxophone  | Benjamin MacDonald, Tenor Saxophone  | Nate Soules, Tenor Saxophone  | Aaron Rajewski, Tenor Saxophone  | Kyle Mikat, Tenor Saxophone  | Kyle Pokropowicz, Baritone Saxophone  | Grace Pawluszka, Baritone Saxophone  | Michael Lee, Baritone Saxophone  | Taylor Huitema, Bass Saxophone  | Alex Toth, Alto Saxophone
Central Michigan University Saxophone Ensemble
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Mare Tranquillitatis for Saxophone Ensemble (2007-2016) — World Premiere
Roger Zare (b. 1985)
  Discordant Thoughts of a Seething Mind (2015)
Jeffrey Loeffert (b. 1982)
10:00 AM (Corbett) Jonathan Nichol  | Jared Waters, Sopranino Saxophone  | Damian Cheek, Soprano Saxophone  | Evan Harris, Tenor Saxophone  | Spiro Nicolas, Alto Saxophone  | Rebecca Little, Alto Saxophone  | Jacob Nance, Alto Saxophone  | Kayla Schaeffer, Alto Saxophone  | Cody Sirk, Alto Saxophone  | Julianna Voelker, Tenor Saxophone  | Cameron Miller, Baritone Saxophone  | Kirsten Hewes, Tenor Saxophone  | Nathan Heim, Baritone Saxophone  | Zachary Lewis, Bass Saxophone
University of Oklahoma Saxophone Ensemble
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Deux Danses (2004) — World Premiere
I. Danse Melancholique II. Danse Antipathetique
Masamicz Amano, arr. Jared Waters (b. 1957)
  Symphony No. 10 in E Minor (1953) — World Premiere
II. Allegro
Dimitri Shostakovich, arr. Jared Waters (1906 - 1975)
10:00 AM (Cohen) Kyle Baldwin  | Bob Eason, Soprano Saxophone  | Kyle Baldwin, Alto Saxophone  | Corey Dundee, Tenor Saxophone  | Steven Banks, Baritone Saxophone
A New Work by Mischa Zupko
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  *no title yet* work to be delivered by Jan 1, 2018 (2017) — World Premiere
Mischa Zupko (b. 1971)
10:00 AM (Cohen) Paul Forsyth  | Leah Forsyth, Oboe  | Chialing Hsieh, Piano
Three Reeds Duo performs the music of Alyssa Morris
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Duo Displasia (2017)
Prelude Courante Loure Gigue
Alyssa Morris (b. 1984)
  Brokenvention (2011)
Alyssa Morris (b. 1984)
10:00 AM (Cohen) Steven Stusek
Luminous, for tenor saxophone and audience
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Luminous (2016)
Mark Engebretson (b. 1964)
10:00 AM (Cohen) Paul Zaborac  | Paul Zaborac, Soprano Saxophone  | Tom Myer, Alto Saxophone  | Michael Meier, Tenor Saxophone  | Ryan Van Scoyk, Baritone Saxophone
Liquid Lullaby for Saxophone Quartet by Tyler Stampe
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Liquid Lullaby for Saxophone Quartet (2018) — World Premiere
Tyler Stampe (b. 1988)
10:00 AM (Werner) Adam Estes  | Jeff Heisler, Soprano Saxophone  | I-Chen Yeh, Piano
Music by François Rossé
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Seaodie I (1989)
François Rossé (b. 1945)
  La main danse le souffle (1999)
François Rossé (b. 1945)
  Nishi Asakusa (2004)
François Rossé (b. 1945)
  Ximix (1997)
François Rossé (b. 1945)
10:00 AM (Werner) Jeff Kinsey  | I-Chen Yeh, Piano
Wrath for Tenor Saxophone and Piano
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Wrath for tenor saxophone and piano (2016)
I. Menace II. Shock III. Amok
Stacy Garrop (b. 1969)
10:00 AM (Werner) Matthew Younglove  | Marilyn Shrude, Piano
Paganini - Past and Present
Saxophone with Piano
  Caprice No. 24 from 24 Caprices (1817)
Niccolo Paganini/transcribed by Jamal Rossi (1782-1840)
  Renewing the Myth for alto saxophone and piano (1988)
Marilyn Shrude (b.1946)
10:00 AM (Watson) Brandon Choi  | Wonki Lee, Alto Saxophone  | Kyung Eun Na, Piano
Duo Custom (Brandon Jinwoo Choi & Wonki Lee )
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Paganini Lost (2011)
Jun Nagao (b. 1964)
  Trio Elégiaque (2010)
Izumi Matsumoto (b. 1986)
10:00 AM (Watson) Masahito Sugihara  | Masahito Sugihara, Alto Saxophone  | Joel Love, Piano
American Art Songs
Saxophone with Piano
  The Peace of Wild Things (2013)
Joel Love (b. 1982)
  Minstrel Man (1959)
Margaret Bonds (1913-1972)
  Continuity (2014)
Joel Love (b. 1982)
  Dream Variation (1959)
Margaret Bonds (1913-1972)
  Dark With Power (2016)
Joel Love (b. 1982)
10:00 AM (Watson) yeomin yun
A study on the Centennial Commemoration of Korean Contemporary Composers I-Sang Yun and Sun Nam Kim: A Transcription for Saxophone
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Piri for solo oboe(transcribe for solo soprano saxophone) (1971)
Isang Yun (1917-1995)
  Early Spring for violin and piano (trans. Yeomin Yun) (?)
Sun-Nam Kim (1917-1983)
10:00 AM (3250 MEH) Jonathan Hulting-Cohen
Spirals for Alto Saxophone and Live Electronics
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Spira B for alto saxophone and live electronics (2013)
Salvatore Macchia (b. 1947)
  Uirapuru for soprano saxophone and live electronics (2017)
Felipe Salles (b. 1973)
10:00 AM (3250 MEH) Om Srivastava
Saxony
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Saxony (1978)
James Tenney (1934-2006)
10:00 AM (1340 CC) Bruno Medina Pegoraro
Melodic Patterns for improvisation in Brazilian Jazz — Practicing and improvising using music elements from Brazilian styles such as choro, samba, bossa-nova, baiao and frevo
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
10:00 AM (3240 MEH) Richard Schwartz
Mapping the Student Saxophone
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
10:00 AM (3735 CC) Jennifer Blackwell  | Myles Boothroyd, Alto Saxophone
Publishing with The Saxophone Symposium
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
11:00 AM (Corbett) James Barger  | James Barger, Alto Saxophone  | Ben Still, Alto Saxophone
Mirasol Duo
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Cloud-Like (2014)
Kirsten Soriano Broberg (b. 1979)
  Urban Development (2017)
Nina Shekhar (b. 1995)
  dissolve (2017)
Keaton Garrett (b. 1995)
11:00 AM (Corbett) Jeffrey Loeffert  | Jonathan Nichol, soprano and baritone saxophone
New(ish) Music for Two Saxophones
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Inventionen (1983)
I. Triller II. Glissandi III. Vorschläge IV. Harmonie
Isang Yun (1917-1995)
  Snapshots (2017)
I. Grotesque II. Chain III. Haunted IV. Early Bird Special
Takuma Itoh (b. 1984)
11:00 AM (Corbett) Taimur Sullivan  | Zach Shemon, Alto Saxophone  | Taimur Sullivan, Sopranino Saxophone
Taimur Sullivan and Zach Shemon duo recital
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  'Staying the Night' for soprano and alto saxophone (2014)
David Biedenbender ((b. 1984))
  'Landscape of Fear' for two sopranino saxophones (2015)
Marcos Balter (b. 1974)
11:00 AM (Cohen) Jonathan Bergeron
Performance of Otmar Macha - Plac Saxofonu for alto saxophone and piano, and Dave Heath - Coltrane for solo soprano saxophone
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Plac Saxofonu (1968)
Otmar Macha (1922-2006)
  Coltrane (1981)
Dave Heath (b. 1956)
11:00 AM (Cohen) Dave Camwell  | Susan Fancher, Soprano Saxophone  | Hannah Creviston, Piano
Blistering Baroque for two saxophones and piano
Saxophone with Piano
  Prelude to Violin Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006 Arr. Camwell for two saxophones and piano (1729)
Allegro
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  Double Concerto RV 548 Arr. Camwell for two saxophones and piano (1728)
1. Allegro 2, Largo 3. Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  Allegro Assai from Sonata N.3 in C Major, BWV 1005 Arr. Camwell for two saxophones and piano (1720) — World Premiere
Allegro Assai
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
11:00 AM (Cohen) Christopher Dickhaus
Premiere of New work for saxophone and piano
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Utopy (2017-18) — World Premiere
Denzel Washington (b. 1995)
11:00 AM (Werner) Adam Hawthorne
Adam Hawthorne Masterclass Proposal
Master Class Participant
  Distances Within Me (1979)
John Anthony Lennon (b. 150)
11:00 AM (Werner) Otis Murphy
Saxophone Master Class with Otis Murphy
Non-Performance: Master Class
11:00 AM (Werner) Claire Salli
Master Class Proposal
Master Class Participant
  Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (1953)
1. Recitative 2. Passacaglia 3. Rondo alla marcia
Ingolf Dahl (1912-1970)
11:00 AM (Watson) Emma Di Marco
Shimmer: New Australian Music for Solo Saxophone
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Shimmer (2015)
Thomas Green (b. 1976)
  Dancing Idol of the Undying Mountain (2014)
Andrew Ball (b. 1991)
  Stolen Memories (2018) — World Premiere
Catherine Likhuta (b. 1981)
11:00 AM (Watson) Patrick Jones
Patrick Jones - Music of Miguel del Aguila
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Malambo ((2016/2017)) — World Premiere
Miguel del Aguila (b. 1957)
  Estudio Ritmico (2015) — World Premiere
Miguel del Aguila (b. 1957)
11:00 AM (Watson) yeomin yun  | Young Wook Yang, Alto Saxophone
Project for duo Saxophone pieces: Seoung Hoo Lee and Pedro Iturralde
Saxophone with Piano
  Pequena Czarda for alto saxophone & piano (unknown)
Pedro Iturralde (b. 1929)
  Nori for two saxophones (2017)
Seung-hu Lee
Seung-hu Lee (b. 1975)
11:00 AM (3250 MEH) Michael Christensen
Michael Christensen Solo Recital
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Hari Om (2017) — World Premiere
Jonathan Annis (b. 1989)
11:00 AM (3250 MEH) Nathan Mandel
Saxophone and Illinois Computer Music Project with Sever Tipei
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Ghioc (2018) — World Premiere
Sever Tipei (b. 1943)
11:00 AM (3250 MEH) Matthew Tracy
Sheared for Alto Saxophone and Electronics
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Sheared for saxophone and electronics (2017) — World Premiere
Justin Rito (b. 1986)
  Cradle for Alto Saxophone and Electronics (2005)
Alexis Bacon (b. 1975)
11:00 AM (1340 CC) Matt Olson
I Am My Own Rhythm Section: Approaching the Unaccompanied Solo
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
11:00 AM (1630 CC) Andy Wright
Listen and Learn: Creating a solid foundation for your jazz saxophone student
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
11:00 AM (3240 MEH) Thomas Smialek  | L. A. Logrande, co-investigator
Louise Linden: America's First Saxophone Virtuoso Solos in Cincinnati
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
11:00 AM (3735 CC) Nessyah Buder Gallagher
Adaptive Sequencing of Contemporary Australian Saxophone Repertoire
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
1:00 PM (Corbett) Jan Baker  | Stuart Gerber, percussion
Jan Baker - Bent Frequency Duo Project
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  a line broken, traced (2016)
I II III IV
John Liberatore (b. 1984)
  Hazy Moonlight (2017)
Elainie Lillios (b. 1968)
1:00 PM (Corbett) Andrew Cook  | Wesley Parker, marimba
Intersect -- New Music for Saxophone and Marimba
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Intempestus for Alto Saxophone and Marimba (2016) — World Premiere
Jay Alan Walls (b. 1963)
  Quiver for Alto Saxophone and Marimba (2017) — World Premiere
Matthew Herman (b. 1973)
  Fermoy for Alto Saxophone and Marimba (2017) — World Premiere
Garrison Gerard (b. 1994)
1:00 PM (Corbett) Matthew Taylor  | Matthew Geiger, Percussion  | Ellen Johnson Mosley, Flute  | William A. Murphy, Piano & electronics
"Love Letter to Chaos" with Matthew Taylor & Da Capo
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Artificiel (2001)
Thierry Alla (b. 1955)
  descanso (after omega) (2004)
David T. Little (b. 1978)
1:00 PM (Cohen) Robert Brooks  | Myles Boothroyd, Soprano Saxophone  | Jordan VanHemert, Alto Saxophone  | Robert Brooks, Tenor Saxophone  | Alex Blomarz, Baritone Saxophone  | Andy Wheelock, Drums
Quartet
Student Jazz Performance
  Waiting (10/1/17) — World Premiere
Robert Brooks (b. 1990)
  Snark Attack (2015) — World Premiere
Jordan VanHemert (b. 1988)
  Astral Plane (2016) — World Premiere
Alex (Blomarz)
1:00 PM (Cohen) Evan Gidley  | Ben Tweedt, Piano  | Terrell Montgomery, Bass  | Matt McAllister, Drum Set  | Jeremy Myint, Guitar
Evan Gidley Quintet
Student Jazz Performance
  A Dreamer's Nightmare (2016)
Evan Gidley (1994-)
  South of Everywhere (2007)
Jonathan Kreisberg (1972-)
1:00 PM (Cohen) Tracy Patterson
Duo Holsten
Professional Jazz Performance
  Duos for Jazz Saxophone (2017) — World Premiere
Will Campbell/Tracy Patterson ((b. 1964) (b. 1983))
1:00 PM (Werner) Susan Fancher
Duke University Saxophone Quartet: Revolution by Marc Mellits
Master Class Participant
  Revolution (2012)
Mrc Mellits (b. 1966)
1:00 PM (Werner) Gabriel Piqué
Master Class performance by Anabru Quartet
Master Class Participant
  Quatuor (1964)
I. Allegro non troppo II. (Calmo)Andante
Alfred Desenclos (1912-1971)
1:00 PM (3250 MEH) Matthew Swallow
MIDI Electronic Wind Instrument: A Classical Solo Recital
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Two Suspended Images for Wind Controller (1990)
William Moylan (b. 1956)
  Title to be Determined (2018) — World Premiere
Chris Jones (b. 1988)
1:00 PM (3250 MEH) Gerard Weber
Saskatchewan Suite: New Music for Saxophone, Live Electronic Effects, and Recorded Environment Samples
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Saskatchewan Suite (2018) — World Premiere
Gerard Weber (b. 1990)
1:00 PM (3240 MEH) Patrick Brown
A Harmonic Analysis of Saxophonist Ralph Moore
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
1:00 PM (3244 MEH) Dan Gelok  | Woody Witt, Saxophone
A guide to Free Improvisation
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
1:00 PM (3745 CC) Jenifer Kechulius
I Came, I Saw, I Taught: How to Start (and Keep!) A Private Studio Anywhere You Land
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
2:00 PM (Corbett) Paul Nolen  | Casey Dierlam, Piano
Gabriel Faure Sonata for Violin and Piano (transcribed for soprano saxophone and piano)
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Violin Sonata No.1 in A Major, Op. 13 (1875-1876)
I. Allegro Molto III. Allegro Vivo IV. Allegro Quasi Presto
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
2:00 PM (Corbett) Chad Smith  | Casey Dierlam, Piano
The Works of Jean Matitia: Devil's Rag, Crazy Rag and the premiere of Speedy Rag for alto sax and piano
Saxophone with Piano
  Speedy Rag (2017) — World Premiere
Jean Matitia (b. 1952)
2:00 PM (Corbett) James Umble  | Casey Gene Dierlam, Piano
Dr. James Umble and Casey Dierlam in Recital
Saxophone with Piano
  Der Hölle Nachklang I for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1992)
Dmitri Terzakis (b. 1938)
  Partita for Solo Alto Saxophone (2017-2018)
Movement titles TBA- NEW WORK IN PROGRESS
Braxton Blake ((b. 1954))
2:00 PM (Cohen) Jonathan Brink  | Woody Chenoweth, Alto Saxophone  | Sam Lana, Tenor Saxophone  | Austin Atkinson, Baritone Saxophone
The Shredtet
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Souvenir de Porto Rico (1857)
Louis Moureau Gottschalk, arranged by Jonathan Brink (1829-1869)
  Vials of Ivory and Colored Glass (2017)
Austin J. Atkinson (b. 1997)
  Guyute (1998)
Trey Anastasio, arranged by Jonathan Brink (b. 1964)
2:00 PM (Cohen) Clifford Leaman
Music of Steven Galante
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Saxsounds V (Rewind) for saxophone and CD recording (2016)
Steven Galante (b. 1953)
2:00 PM (Werner) Gregory Dewhirst  | Gregory Dewhirst, Tenor Saxophone
Heaven to Clear When Day Did Close: for Tenor Saxophone and String Quartet
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Heaven to Clear When Day Did Close: Fantasy on a Theme of Barney Childs (1981)
David Maslanka (1943-2017)
2:00 PM (Werner) Eleri Ann Evans  | Henri Bok, bass clarinet
Bat Kolu Song
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Bat Kolu Song (2017) — World Premiere
First Movement: 31-TET Second Movement: 48-TET Third Movement: 41-TET
Henri Bok (b. 1950)
2:00 PM (Werner) Ryan LeMoine  | Kristi Hanno, Clarinet
Hanno-LeMoine Duo
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Scatter Cushion (2017) — World Premiere
Ben Stonaker (b.1981)
  TBD (2017) — World Premiere
Lisa Atkinson (1992)
2:00 PM (3240 MEH) Jason Kush
The Aulochrome: An Exploration of François Louis' Revolutionary Invention
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
2:00 PM (3244 MEH) Jonathan Helton
New Tricks for Old Dogs: Practice Techniques for Speedy Note Learning
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
2:00 PM (3745 CC) Jessica Voigt-Page
The Music-Preneur: Combining music, passion and purpose to serve and impact the world around you.
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
2:30 PM (Watson) Brandon Choi
Korean Contemporary Art
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  White Shadow of Passed Time II for Solo Saxophone (2017) — World Premiere
In-Sun Jo (b. 1953)
3:00 PM (Corbett) Christopher Creviston  | Hannah Creviston, Piano
New Music for Soprano Saxophone & Piano from Evan Hause
Saxophone with Piano
  Windy Day Poems (2017)
Evan Hause (b. 1967)
3:00 PM (Corbett) Susan Fancher  | Hannah Creviston, Piano
Concerto for soprano saxophone and piano by Mark Engebretson
Saxophone with Piano
  Concerto for soprano saxophone and piano (2012)
I. Groove II. Grace III. Burn
Mark Engebretson (b. 1964)
3:00 PM (Corbett) Kenneth Tse  | Casey Dierlam, Piano
Kenneth Tse Recital
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Tengu-maï (2012) — World Premiere
Robert Lemay (b. 1960)
  Chanson et Badinerie (1913)
I. Chanson II. Badinerie
Pierre Camus (1885-1948)
3:00 PM (Cohen) Vadim Arsky  | Mike Tracy, Tenor Saxophone  | Bruno Medina, Alto Saxophone  | Fernando Arruda, Alto Saxophone  | Tabajara Belo, Acoustic Guitar
Brazilian Choro Music
Professional Jazz Performance
  Chorando Baixinho (1942)
Ferreira, Abel (1915-1980)
  Doce de Coco (1951)
Bittencourt, Jacob (1918-1969)
  Espinha de Bacalhau (1945)
Araújo, Severino (1937-2012)
  Chorinho pra Ele (1978)
Pascoal, Hermeto (1936)
  Brejeiro (1893)
Nazareth, Ernesto (1863 - 1934)
  Rosa (1917)
Pixinguinha (Vianna, Alfredo) (1897 - 1973)
3:00 PM (Cohen) Miles Osland  | Paul Deatherage, drum set
SAXnDRUMS!
Professional Jazz Performance
  Sann (1996) — World Premiere
Petter Wettre (b. 1967)
  Three Pieces (1992) — World Premiere
I. II. III.
Bob Mintzer (b. 1953)
  Duo (1990) — World Premiere
Bob Mintzer (b. 1953)
3:00 PM (Cohen) Arthur White  | Mark Tonelli, Guitar  | David Wolbert, Bass  | Kyle Andrews, Drums
Arthur White and MERGE
Professional Jazz Performance
  from Pictures of the Heartland ((2017)) — World Premiere
Across the Wide Missouri The Moon in Autumn Gateway The Way Home (Past the Old 88)
Arthur White ((b. 1970))
3:00 PM (Werner) Eric Nestler  | Xiao Wang, Piano
Performance of Tommy Smith's Sonata No. 1: Hall of Mirrors for soprano saxophone and piano
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Sonata No. 1: Hall of Mirrors (1993)
I. Mirror Talk II. The Looking Glass III. There is a Mirror Only You Can See IV. Hologram
Tommy Smith (b. 1967)
3:00 PM (Werner) Phil Pierick  | Kurt Galvan, Piano
Phil Pierick / Kurt Galván — New works for saxophone and piano
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Passacaglia (2016)
David Clay Mettens (b.1990)
  mother flame light blue mother flake dark blue chrysoprase brilliant fire [MAGNETICS] (2017)
Vicente Hansen Atria (b.1992)
3:00 PM (Werner) Michael Rene Torres  | Maria Staeblein, Piano
Michael Rene Torres Professional Proposal
Saxophone with Piano
  Night is Mournful, Op. 26, No. 12 (1906)
Sergei Rachmaninoff / Arr. Torres (1873-1943)
  The joy of the quiet in the transcendence of time (2017) — World Premiere
Michael Rene Torres (b. 1982)
3:00 PM (Watson) Rami El-Farrah  | Stephen Page, Soprano Saxophone  | Rami El-Farrah, Soprano Saxophone
Premier of Solo Soprano Work and Soprano Duo with Stephen Page & Rami El-Farrah
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Arabesque (2017) — World Premiere
Walter Nichols (b. 1988)
  Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043 (1718-1720) — World Premiere
I. Vivace
Johann Sebastian Bach (Arr. Rami El-Farrah) (1685-1750)
3:00 PM (Watson) Carrie Koffman  | Tim Deighton, Viola
The Irrelevants (Koffman and Deighton) Premiere Maslanka
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Montana Music: Fantasy on a Chorale Tune (1993/2017) — World Premiere
David Maslanka (1943-2017)
3:00 PM (Watson) Carrie Koffman  | Tim Deighton, Viola
The Irrelevants (Koffman and Deighton) Premiere Eryilmaz
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Miniatures Set No. 5 (2016) — World Premiere
I: Hopa Barı (Dance of Hopa)
 II: Kaşık Havası (Spoon Air)
 III: Aksak Horo (Irregular Metered Dance) IV: Ağır Aksak Şarkı (Slow Irregular Metered Song) V: Göbek Havası (Belly Air)
Erberk Eryilmaz (b. 1989)
3:00 PM (Watson) Gail Levinsky
Quiet Hearts: A Kaddish
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Quiet Hearts: A Kaddish (2017)
Marilyn Shrude (b. 1946)
3:00 PM (3240 MEH) Olivia Shortt  | Olivia Shortt, 
Accessibility and the Arts
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
3:00 PM (3244 MEH) Jeff Lederer
Eek - There's a Mouse stuck in the Saxophone! Incorporating Extended Techniques in the language of Jazz
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
3:00 PM (3745 CC) Tessa Welterlen
How to Transform Puffed Cheeks and Enthusiasm into a Novice Saxophonist
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
4:00 PM (Corbett) Dannel Espinoza  | Matt Amedio, Alto Saxophone  | Michael Sawzin, Tenor Saxophone  | Matt Evans, Baritone Saxophone
Project Fusion
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Video Game Suite: SNES Classical Edition (2017)
arr. Matt Evans (null)
  Ex Machina (2017) — World Premiere
Marc Mellits (b. 1966)
4:00 PM (Corbett) Jeffrey Heisler  | Jeffrey Heisler, Soprano Saxophone  | Ian Jeffress, Alto Saxophone  | Matthew Younglove, Tenor Saxophone  | Adam Estes, Baritone Saxophone  | I-Chen Yeh, Piano  | Jonathan Ovalle, Percussion
Assembly Quartet - Donatoni: RASCH II / Mellits: Ex Machina
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  RASCH II (1995)
Franco Donatoni (1927-2000)
  Ex Machina (2016)
Machine I (for the Assembly Quartet)
Marc Mellits (b.1966)
4:00 PM (Corbett) Justin Polyblank  | Justin Polyblank, Baritone Saxophone  | Christopher Elchico, Soprano Saxophone  | Perry Roth, Tenor Saxophone  | Shane Rathburn, Alto Saxophone
Barkada Quartet--Friends and Tributes Recital
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  An Daingean (2016)
Christine Delphine Hedden (b.1990)
  Songs for the Coming Day (2012)
Song VII--"The Soul is Here for its Own Joy"
David Maslanka (1943-2017)
  Ex Machina (2017)
Machine 6
Marc Mellits (b.1966)
4:00 PM (Cohen) Edward Goodman
Dialogue de l'ombre double by Pierre Boulez
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Dialogue de l'ombre double (1985)
Sigle Initial Strophe I Transition de I’ à II Strophe II Transition de II à III Strophe III Transition de III à IV’ Strophe IV Transition IV e V Strophe V Transition V VI’ Strophe VI Sigle Final
Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)
4:00 PM (Werner) Kevin Norton  | Walter Park, Violin  | Matthew Dickey, Violin  | Caitlyn Chenault, Cello  | Peter Gorak, Viola
Quintett for String Quartet and Alto Saxophone by Adolf Busch
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Quintett for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet (1925)
I. Vivace, ma non troppo II. Scherzo III. Andante sostenuto
Adolf Busch (1891-1952)
4:00 PM (Werner) Brent Weber  | Brent Weber, Alto Saxophone  | Mark Gallagher, Clarinet
Duo Vif - Saxophone, Clarinet Duo
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Moods for Alto Saxophone and Clarinet (1985)
I. Theme and Variations II. Introspective III. Whimsical IV. Rhapsodic
Violet Archer (1913-2000)
4:00 PM (Watson) Jonathan Nichol
HERD! by Marvin Lamb for Tenor Saxophone and Pre-Recorded Tenor Saxpohone
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  HERD! (2016/2018) — World Premiere
I. II. III.
Marvin Lamb (b. 1946)
4:00 PM (Watson) Kirk O'Riordan
Somewhere I have Never Traveled for alto saxophone and electronics
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Somewhere I Have Never Traveled (2015)
Kirk O'RIordan (b. 1968)
4:00 PM (3250 MEH) Nicole Day
"Cardiophonie"
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Cardiophonie (1971)
Heinz Holliger (b.1939)
4:00 PM (3250 MEH) John Perrine
Neo-Tessares Saxophone Quartet performance
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Harley (2017 (in Progress)) — World Premiere
Greg D'Alessio (b. 1963)
  LABYRINTH (2017 (in Progress)) — World Premiere
Buck McDaniel (b 1994)
4:00 PM (3250 MEH) Nicholas Zoulek
Rushing Past Willow-works for saxophone and video
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Leafless Against the Gray Sky (2015)
Nick Zoulek (1988)
  Symmetry: In Memories (2015)
Nick Zoulek (1988)
  Silhouette of a Storm Bent Tree (2015)
Nick Zoulek (1988)
7:00 PM (Corbett) Andrew Bishop
More Than Sugar, or another original composition featuring saxophone pending the needs of the program
Jazz Soloist with Jazz Ensemble
  More Than Sugar (2004)
Andrew Bishop (1970)
7:00 PM (Corbett) Idit Shner
Circular Six and First Waltz (Shner Jazz Originals) arranged for Big Band
Jazz Soloist with Jazz Ensemble
  Circular Six and First Waltz (2017)
These are two separate charts. Circular Six (10 min) First Waltz (10 min) I can play either or both tunes, whichever suits your program / concert order best.
Idit Shner, arr. Justin Morell (b. 1977)
7:00 PM (Corbett) Michael Shults
Alto Lineage: Music By Charlie Parker and Jaleel Shaw Arranged by Clint Ashlock
Jazz Soloist with Jazz Ensemble
  Chroma (2011)
Jaleel Shaw (arr. Clint Ashlock) (1978-)
  Yardbird Suite (1946)
Charlie Parker (arr. Clint Ashlock) (1920-1955)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

8:00 AM (Cohen) Seychelle Dunn-Corbin  | Sean Mix, Soprano Saxophone  | John Rabinowitz, Tenor Saxophone  | Kangyi Liu, Baritone Saxophone  | Adrienne Baker, Piccolo
Area 9: Can't Turn Me 'Round
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  The Gift of Life (2011)
I: Overture II: Tragedy and Ascent III: Celebration of Life
Jeff Scott (1967)
  March: Can't Turn Me "Round (March 20, 2017) — World Premiere
Anthony Green (1984)
8:00 AM (Cohen) Alex Sellers  | Rhys Burgess, Piano  | Garret Klauss, Alto Saxophone
Waking Fractals
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Fractals in the Afterglow (2014) — World Premiere
David Werfelmann (b. 1980)
  Walking After Midnight (2017) — World Premiere
I. Ghost Story II. Ordinary Words
David Reminick (b. 1979)
8:00 AM (Cohen) Jack Thorpe  | Scott Augustine, Soprano Saxophone  | Jack Thorpe, Alto Saxophone  | Laurette Roddin, Tenor Saxophone  | Matthew Castner, Baritone Saxophone
Parea Quartet
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Le Bal (2003)
Thierry Escaich (b. 1965)
  Partita IV in D Major, BWV 828 (1726)
I. Ouberture VII. Gigue
J.S. Bach arr. Rica Narimoto (1685-1750)
8:00 AM (Werner) Emily Verschoor-Kirss  | Griffin Campbell, Alto Saxophone  | Jessica Voigt-Page, Alto Saxophone  | Gail Levinsky, Alto Saxophone
Female Representation in the Saxophone Community: Panel Discussion with Jessica Voigt Page, Gail Levinsky, and Griffin Campbell
Non-Performance: Panel Discussion
8:00 AM (Watson) Matthew Mahaffey
Matthew Mahaffey-Ariana, Kaboul by Robert Lemay
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Ariana, Kaboul (2012)
Robert Lemay (b. 1960)
8:00 AM (Watson) Brandon Quarles  | Brandon Quarles, Alto Saxophone
Quarles Performs World Premieres by Jenkins and Smith
Student Classical Solo Performance
  SHADOWSΔX (2017) — World Premiere
Noah Jenkins (born 1990)
  Imperfect Means (2018) — World Premiere
Wilson Tanner Smith (born 1993)
8:00 AM (Watson) Andrew Steinberg  | Ashley Zhang, Piano
The Imperfect Vision of Reality
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Through a Glass, Darkly (1989)
Hans Kox (b. 1930)
  Demon Theory (2013)
Eric Moe (b. 1954)
8:00 AM (3250 MEH) Taylor Barbay Assad
World Premiere of Untitled by Brad Robin - piece for alto saxophone and electronics
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Torrents (2017) — World Premiere
Brad Robin (b. 1969)
8:00 AM (3250 MEH) Andrew Hutchens
three activities: The Music of Jeff Weston
Student Classical Solo Performance
  three activities (or, the layman's guide to taxonomy) (2018) — World Premiere
Movement I Movement II Movement III
Jeff Weston (b.1986)
9:00 AM (Corbett) Jeffrey Leung  | Michigan State University Saxophone Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble  | Jeffrey Leung, Co-Director  | Connor Mikula, Co-Director
Antiphonal Saxophone: Michigan State University Saxophone Ensemble
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  From a Dark Place (2016)
Keaton Garrett (b. 1995)
  Sunburst (2017)
Karalyn Schubring (b. 1999)
  Antiphochrome (1993)
Paul Siskind (b. 1962)
9:00 AM (Corbett) Jeffrey Loeffert  | Jeffrey Loeffert, Soprano Saxophone  | Kimberly Loeffert, Baritone Saxophone  | Geoffrey Deibel, Alto Saxophone
Performance Collaboration: Saxophone Ensemble Performance by the Great Plains Saxophone Collective
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  De Profundis (2017) — World Premiere
Igor Karača (b. 1974)
  Trauermusik (1936)
Mvt I Lento Mvt II Poco Mosso Mvt III Lebhaft Mvt IV Choral
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
  La Danza di Terra (2006)
Yasuhide Ito (b. 1960)
  Saxophobia (1920)
Rudy Wiedoeft (1893 - 1940)
9:00 AM (Corbett) Leo Saguiguit  | Andy Roberts, Soprano Saxophone  | Kim Abrams, Soprano Saxophone  | Sam McCullough, Baritone Saxophone  | Charlie Mosley, Baritone Saxophone  | Alex Beattie, Alto Saxophone  | Alex Jones, Tenor Saxophone  | Craig VanVickle, Tenor Saxophone  | Chris Gaddy, Alto Saxophone  | Luke Mankovich, Alto Saxophone  | Alex McKinney, Tenor Saxophone  | Travis Meier, Soprano Saxophone  | Rachel Slabaugh, Baritone Saxophone  | Kylie Gannan, Baritone Saxophone  | Ben Harting, Alto Saxophone  | Noah Stoker, Alto Saxophone
Mizzou Saxophone Ensemble
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control (2016)
Steven Snowden (1981)
  Panic (2014/2017) — World Premiere
I. Obsessions and Compulsions II. Shame III. Bulerias Demonio
Daniel Cox (b. 1989)
9:00 AM (Cohen) Jake Tilton  | Jake Tilton, Alto Saxophone  | Vaibhav Mohanty, Piano
Rhapsody No. 1: Vaibhav Mohanty & Jake Tilton
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Rhapsody No. 1 (2017)
Vaibhav Mohanty (1998-)
9:00 AM (Werner) Damian Cheek  | Damian Cheek, Alto Saxophone  | Jared Waters, Soprano Saxophone  | Evan Harris, Tenor Saxophone  | Spiro Nicolas, Baritone Saxophone
New Arrangements for Saxophone Quartet - Elysian Quartet
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Red (2008 (2017)) — World Premiere
I. moderately funky II. fast, aggressive, vicious III. moderate, with motion IV. slow, with motion V. moderate, with motion VI. fast, obsessive, bombastic, red
Marc Mellits arr. Damian Cheek (b.1966)
  Trio Sonata in D minor "La Follia" (1705) — World Premiere
Antonio Vivaldi arr. Evan Harris (1678-1741)
9:00 AM (Werner) Harrison Clarke  | Nicki Roman, Soprano Saxophone  | Harrison Clarke, Tenor Saxophone  | Erik Elmgren, Alto Saxophone  | Gabriel Piqué, Baritone Saxophone  | Clay Mettens, Composer
Fuego Quartet
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Ornithology S (2017) — World Premiere
David Clay Mettens (b. 1990)
9:00 AM (Werner) Perry Roth  | Connor Baba, Alto Saxophone  | Joseph Spence, Tenor Saxophone  | Bradley Karas, Baritone Saxophone  | Perry Roth, Soprano Saxophone
Duende Saxophone Quartet: The Music of Joseph David Spence
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Seasons (2016) — World Premiere
I. Summer II. Autumn III. Winter
Joseph David Spence (1994)
9:00 AM (Watson) Galo Morales  | Nicholas Childs, Alto Saxophone  | Galo Morales, Tenor Saxophone  | Jared Yackiw, Baritone Saxophone
Performing Hans Kox's Saxophone Trio 'The Three Chairs'
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  The Three Chairs (1989)
I. Flessibile II. Allegretto III. Andante sognando IV. Allegro assai
Hans Kox (b. 1930)
9:00 AM (Watson) Michael Tolan  | Ashlyn Harrington, Piano
Hennes lyd for Saxophone and Piano
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Hennes lyd for Saxophone and Piano (2018) — World Premiere
I. Meditasjon (Meditation) II. Våghals (Daredevil)
Kyle Simpson (b. 1980)
9:00 AM (Watson) Kristen Zelenak  | Justin Rollefson, Tenor Saxophone  | Samuel Detweiler, Alto Saxophone
Lotus
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  as I escape, the water calms (2017) — World Premiere
Spencer Arias (b. 1990)
  Triceratops (2017) — World Premiere
Matthew Kennedy (b. 1987)
9:00 AM (3250 MEH) Randall Hall
Chaldean Oracles For alto saxophone and electronic sounds (2017)
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Chaldean Oracles (2017)
Oracle 118 Oracle 116 Oracle 183
Randall Hall (b. 1969)
9:00 AM (3250 MEH) Emily Loboda
New Methods of Wayfinding
Student Classical Solo Performance
  New Methods of Wayfinding (2017) — World Premiere
Robin McLaughlin (1994)
9:00 AM (1340 CC) Christopher Barrick
Remembering Bob Berg
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
9:00 AM (3225 MEH) Noah Getz
Modes of Improvisation: Approaches to contemporary classical, world, and jazz improvisation
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
9:00 AM (3240 MEH) Allison Adams
Playing for Two: Saxophone and Pregnancy
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
10:00 AM (Corbett) Gail Levinsky  | John Sampen, Soloist  | Gail Levinsky, Soloist  | James Barger, Alto Saxophone  | Ben Still, Alto Saxophone  | Chris Murphy, Alto Saxophone  | Clancy Ellis, Alto Saxophone  | Ellie Parker, Alto Saxophone  | Jack Thorpe, Alto Saxophone  | Joshua Heaney, Alto Saxophone  | Leo Aguliar, Alto Saxophone  | Calelb Brukhardt, Alto Saxophone  | Emily Verschoor-Kirss, Alto Saxophone  | Robert Hess, Alto Saxophone  | Nick Bissen, Alto Saxophone  | Oswaldo Garza, Alto Saxophone  | Bradley Karas, Alto Saxophone  | Claire Salli, Alto Saxophone
Snow Pond Saxophone Ensemble
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Fantasmi (2005)
Marilyn Shrude (b. 1946)
10:00 AM (Corbett) Taimur Sullivan
Northwestern University Saxophone Ensemble
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  New York Counterpoint (1985)
I. Fast II. Slow III. Fast
Steve Reich (b. 1936)
  World Without Words (2009)
Stephen Taylor (1965)
10:00 AM (Cohen) Herbert Flanders
Engaging Hybridity: Cultures Coalesce
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Raga Madhuvanti (1973)
Alap
Bismillah Khan arr. Stan Flanders ((1913-2006))
  Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013 ((c.1722))
I. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach ((1685-1750))
10:00 AM (Cohen) william malone
Solo Premier Performance of music by Robert Lemay and Pozzi Escot
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Arret sur image( freeze-frame) (Oct 2017) — World Premiere
Robert Lemay (b. 1960)
  Solo (Nov 2017) — World Premiere
Pozzi Escot (b. 1933)
10:00 AM (Cohen) Jeffrey Vickers  | Krista Wallace-Boaz, Piano
Vickers - new music for tenor saxophone
Saxophone with Piano
  Four City Nocturnes (2012)
I. Jaén: Night Heat II. Chidámbaram: Broken Midnight Song III. New York: Evening Rush IV. Paris: Before Dawn **Please note: North American premiere, NOT world
Carlos Michans (b.1950-)
  Dark Lake (2015)
*Please note* - North American premiere, not World
Hiroyuki Itoh (b.1963)
10:00 AM (Werner) Patrick Brown  | Darren Pettit, Soprano Saxophone
"Sax Thing" Performance by Dr. Darren Pettit and Dr. Patrick Brown
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Sax Thing (2017) — World Premiere
Darren Pettit (b. 1968)
10:00 AM (Werner) Sarah Roberts  | Sarah Roberts, alto; tenor; sopranino  | Rachel Roberts, Flute/piano  | Micah Bell, Trumpet
Composing for unique combinations featuring: The Essimar Trio
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Essimar (2017)
Micah Bell (1983)
  The Sum of Our Experience (2017)
Micah Bell (2017)
  Placeholder (2017) — World Premiere
Micah Bell (1983)
10:00 AM (Watson) Jennifer Blackwell  | Sean Bradley, Alto Saxophone  | John Nichol, Piano
Duo Concertant, Op. 55 (1858) - Jean-Baptiste Singelee
Saxophone with Piano
  Duo Concertant, Op. 55 (1858)
I. Risoluto II. Andante III. Allegretto
Jean-Baptiste Singelee (1812-1875)
10:00 AM (Watson) Christopher Charbonneau  | Hanah Charbonneau, Piano
Duo Charbonneau performance of newly commissioned work for Alto Saxophone & Piano composed by Roger Przytulski
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  10 West for Alto Saxophone and Piano (2017) — World Premiere
Roger Przyltulski (b.1976)
10:00 AM (Watson) Stacy Maugans  | Benjamin Krause, Piano
Maugans/Krause Duo: Suite for Baritone Saxophone and Piano by Benjamin Krause
Saxophone with Piano
  Suite for Baritone Saxophone and Piano (2017)
I. Allemande II. Courante III. Sarabande IV. Minuet V. Gigue
Benjamin Krause (b. 1985)
10:00 AM (3250 MEH) Christopher Anderson
Christopher Anderson
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Indian Hedgehog (2015)
Stephen Andrew Taylor (1965-)
  Mysterious Morning III (1990)
Fuminori Tanada (b. 1961)
10:00 AM (3250 MEH) Matthew Lombard  | Chika Inoue, Alto Saxophone
Saxophone Duo Recital | Chika Inoue & Matthew Lombard
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  AfriSax for two saxophones and pre-recorded electronics (2007)
1. Intlombe 2. Thulani, Thulile 3. Umtshato
William Haubrich (b. 1960)
  Two Sketches for two saxophones and piano (US premiere) (2013)
Toshihiro Fujishiro (b. 1988)
10:00 AM (1340 CC) Bob Fuson
LeRoi Moore - the Unknown Titan of American Music
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
  N/A (N/A)
N/A (N/A)
10:00 AM (1630 CC) Bret Pimentel
Teaching Multiple Instruments
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
10:00 AM (3225 MEH) Ryan LeMoine  | Dr. Joshua Gardner, Ultrasound Operator
Lingual Exposé: Ultrasonographic Observations of the Tongue During Saxophone Performance
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
10:00 AM (3240 MEH) Nicolas Lira
Beating a Stage Demon: Soft Palate Fatigue
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
10:30 AM (3240 MEH) Eric Nestler  | Xiao Wang, Piano
The Nightmare of Musician's Dystonia: A New Hope for Treatment
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
11:00 AM (Corbett) Cory Barnfield  | Stuart Brewer, Timpani  | Nathan Smith, Bass  | Dan Wavle, Marimba  | Jeremiah Potter, Alto Saxophone  | Vic Maddox, Baritone Saxophone  | Matt Reidinger, Tenor Saxophone  | Cory Barnfield, Soprano Saxophone
Zentangles for Saxophone Quartet and Percussion by Peter Felice
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Zentangles for Sax Quartet and Percussion (January 2018) — World Premiere
Peter Felice (1981)
11:00 AM (Corbett) Ben Harting  | Abby Rehard, Percussion  | Ben Harting, Saxophone
Stix + Lix
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Pontos e Linhas (2009/13)
Rodrigo Lima (b. 1976)
  Interactions for Baritone Saxophone and Percussion (2015)
I. Hocket-ish II. Tandem
Zachary Cairns (1978)
11:00 AM (Corbett) Jeffrey Heisler  | I-Chen Yeh, Piano  | Jonathan Ovalle, Percussion
Tight Sweater for Baritone Saxophone, Piano, and Marimba
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Tight Sweater (2005/2010)
I. Exposed Zipper II. Trans Fatty Acid's Rein III. Mara's Lullaby IV. Pickle Trousers V. Evil Yellow Penguin VI. Mechanically Separated Chicken Parts
Marc Mellits (b.1966)
11:00 AM (Cohen) Harrison Kliewe  | Colette Hall, Alto Saxophone  | Sean Tanguay, Tenor Saxophone  | Michael Raposo, Baritone Saxophone
Resurgam Quartet
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Keen (2004)
Roshanne Etezady (b. 1973)
  Breaking Point (2017) — World Premiere
Ted King-Smith (b. 1988)
11:00 AM (Cohen) Kristen McKeon  | Geoffrey Landman, Soprano Saxophone  | Erin Rogers, Tenor Saxophone  | Zach Herchen, Baritone Saxophone
Spaziergang - A 2017 Translation
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Flux Candrix (2017)
Taylor Brook (b. 1985)
11:00 AM (Cohen) Rhonda Taylor
The High Priestess and The Star
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  The High Priestess (2017)
Rhonda Taylor (b. 1976)
  The Star (2017)
Rhonda Taylor (b. 1976)
11:00 AM (Werner) Landon Cole
Landon Cole Masterclass- Dahl Concerto
Master Class Participant
  Concerto for Alto Saxophone (1949)
III. Rondo alla marcia
Ingolf Dahl (1912-1970)
11:00 AM (Werner) Jonathan Helton
Master Class Presentation
Non-Performance: Master Class
11:00 AM (Werner) Samuel Lana
Concerto by Lars-Erik Larsson
Master Class Participant
  Saxophone Concerto Op. 14 (1952)
1. Allegro Molto Moderato
Lars-Erik Larsson (1908-1986)
11:00 AM (Watson) Aaron Durst  | Amanda Durst, Piano
Fantasia for Piano and Alto Saxophone
Saxophone with Piano
  Fantasia for Piano and Alto Saxophone (2012)
Nathan Froebe (1983)
11:00 AM (Watson) Todd Gaffke  | Deborah Yasutake, Piano
Sonata for Tenor Saxophone and Piano, by Nikola Resanovic
Saxophone with Piano
  Sonata for Tenor Saxophone and Piano (2016)
I. That South-Akron Vibe (At the Corner of Main and Miller) II. A Temporal Enigma (Time Changes Everything) III. Rondo a la Serb (Let's Dance Like There's No Tomorrow!)
Nikola Resanovic (b. 1955)
11:00 AM (Watson) Jeffery Kyle Hutchins  | Neil Nanyi Qiang, Piano
Hutchins/Qiang Duo
Saxophone with Piano
  Amtssee bei Regen (1-24) (2008)
Peter Ablinger (b. 1959)
  plume (2018) — World Premiere
Sam Krahn (b. 1981)
11:00 AM (3250 MEH) Bobbi Thompson  | Ariel Kasler, Electric Guitar
U.S. Premiere of a Commission by Canadian Composer Colin Labadie
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Invisible (2017-2018) — World Premiere
Colin Labadie (Born 1984)
11:00 AM (3250 MEH) Drew Whiting
New works for tenor saxophone and electronics
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Saudade Study (2017)
Nathan Edwards (b. 1984)
  In Lights Starkly Different (2015-2017)
Robin Julian Heifetz (b. 1951)
11:00 AM (1340 CC) Jon De Lucia
Bach and Jazz Improvisation: Using Bach's Melodic Shapes for Technical and Improvisational Advancement
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
  20,000 Fugues Under The Sea (2017) — World Premiere
Jon De Lucia (1980-)
11:00 AM (1630 CC) Vadim Arsky  | Vadim Arsky, Soprano Saxophone  | Tabajara Belo, Acoustic Guitar
The Brazilian Choro as an instrument to develop music interpretation in classical music
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
  Espinha de Bacalhau (1951)
Severino Araújo (1937-2012)
11:00 AM (3225 MEH) Dave Feller
The Secret Life of Reeds
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
11:00 AM (3240 MEH) Jacob Thiede  | Jacob Thiede, Alto Saxophone
The Broken Saxophone: Exploring problems and solutions to contemporary saxophone notation and tablature through Alex Mincek's Ali
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
  Ali (2010)
Alex Mincek (1975)
1:00 PM (Corbett) Amy Robinson  | Corey Robinson, Percussion  | Amy Robinson, Alto Saxophone
New Works for Saxophone and Vibraphone
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Apricot (2017) — World Premiere
Seth Shafer (1983-)
  Unfenced (2017) — World Premiere
Corey Robinson (1990)
1:00 PM (Corbett) Peter Sommer  | Rick VanMatre, Soprano Saxophone  | James Bunte, Alto Saxophone  | Peter Sommer, Tenor Saxophone  | James Romain, Baritone Saxophone
New Third Stream Meets French New Wave
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Scenes from Alphaville (2015)
1. Entering Alphaville: Profile - Lemy Caution 2. Natacha 3. Alpha 60 4. Nueva York 5 “Je vous aime“
Michael Patterson (born 1949)
  À bout de souffle (2017) — World Premiere
Peter Sommer (born 1976)
1:00 PM (Corbett) Shawn Teichmer  | Ross Erickson, Percussion
Pocket Grooves by Koshinski
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Pocket Grooves (2015) — World Premiere
I. Joropo II. Samai III. Choro
Gene Koshinski (b.1980)
1:00 PM (Cohen) Christopher Barrick  | John Krens, Piano
Prohibition for Alto Saxophone and Piano by Phillip Wharton
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Prohibition (2014)
I. Flapdance II. Speakeasy III. Bootlegging
Phillip Wharton (b. 1969)
1:00 PM (Cohen) Joseph Girard  | Katherine Weintraub, Saxophone
Girard/Weintraub Duo
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Poetica (2017) — World Premiere
N/A
James Ogburn (b. 1974)
  Ars (1996)
N/A
Christian Lauba (b. 1952)
1:00 PM (Cohen) Doug O'Connor  | Eunmi Ko, Piano
Interlock Duo
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Sonata of Puzzles (2015)
i. Never-Ending Jigsaw ii. Dead End Labyrinth iii. Crossword on Fire
Baljinder Sekhon (b. 1980)
1:00 PM (Werner) Grace Gelpi
Desenclos - Prélude, cadence et finale
Master Class Participant
  Prélude, cadence et finale (First choice) (1956)
Alfred Desenclos ((1912-1971))
1:00 PM (Werner) Derek Granger
Masterclass on Berio Sequenza IXb
Master Class Participant
  Sequenza IXb (1981)
Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
1:00 PM (Werner) Debra Richtmeyer
Master Class by Debra Richtmeyer
Non-Performance: Master Class
1:00 PM (Watson) Stephen Fischer  | Stephen Fischer, Alto Saxophone  | Rachael Fischer, violin  | Greg Hankins, Piano
On The Wing for Violin, Alto Saxophone, and Piano
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  On The Wing (2013) — World Premiere
Roger Vogel (b.1947)
1:00 PM (Watson) Barry McGinnis  | Sarah Masterson, Piano
Saxy I. Moody II. Slap-Happy
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Saxy (2017) — World Premiere
I. Moody II. Slap-Happy
Howard Buss (b. 1951)
1:00 PM (Watson) Vanessa Sielert  | Catherine Anderson, Piano
Vanessa Sielert and Catherine Anderson, saxophone and piano duo
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  TBA (2017) — World Premiere
Gregory Yasinitsky (b. 1953)
  Bridges, Breaks and Bells (2016-17)
I. II. III.
Dylan Champagne (1974)
1:00 PM (3250 MEH) Jennifer Bill  | Jennifer Bill, Soprano Saxophone  | Amy McGlothlin, Alto Saxophone  | Emily Cox, Tenor Saxophone  | Zach Schwartz, Baritone Saxophone
Pharos Quartet
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Thinking in Four Places (2018) — World Premiere
1. southeastern western coast 2. a city in two worlds 3. just 90 miles south 4. boroughs, blocks and bridges
Justin Casinghino (b. 1978)
1:00 PM (3250 MEH) Thomas Snydacker  | Thomas Snydacker, Baritone Saxophone  | Allison Adams, Tenor Saxophone  | Jeff Siegfried, Alto Saxophone  | Patrick Murphy, Soprano Saxophone
New Music from the Estrella Consort
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Aria for saxophone quartet and fixed media (2015) — World Premiere
Elliott Miles McKinley (b. 1969)
  Warp and Woof (2017) — World Premiere
Robert Reinhart (b. 1975)
1:00 PM (1340 CC) Robert Selvaggio  | Bobby Selvaggio, Alto Saxophone
Jazz Curriculum and the Improvisational Driven Process
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
1:00 PM (1630 CC) Mark Harris  | Ben Jiron, Soprano Saxophone  | Ryan Depinto, Alto Saxophone  | Veronica Kreeger, Tenor Saxophone  | Justin Rogers, Baritone Saxophone
Spontaneous Creation with Soundpainting
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
1:00 PM (3225 MEH) Elizabeth Rosinbum
The Multifaceted Musician: Creating a Career You Love
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
2:00 PM (Corbett) Brina Bourliea  | Griffin Campbell, Soprano Saxophone  | Taylor Barbay Assad, Alto Saxophone  | Jennifer C. Foret, Tenor Saxophone  | Brina Bourliea Faciane, Baritone Saxophone
Quartet Performance
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Sunburst Carousel (2017)
Philip Schuessler (b. 1976)
  Chasing Baby Bumblebees (1997)
Stephen David Beck (1959)
2:00 PM (Corbett) Dan Graser  | Zach Stern, Alto Saxophone  | Joe Girard, Tenor Saxophone  | Danny Hawthorne-Foss, Baritone Saxophone
New Arrangement of Shostakovich's 8th String Quartet by the Donald Sinta Quartet
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  String Quartet No. 8 in C minor Op. 110 (1960)
I. Largo II. Allegro molto III. Allegretto IV. Largo V. Largo
Dmitri Shostakovich/arr. Dan Graser (1906-1975)
  Ex Machina (2017)
VII. Machine VII
Mark Mellits (b. 1966)
2:00 PM (Corbett) Justin Polyblank  | Justin Polyblank, Baritone Saxophone  | Steven Banks, Baritone Saxophone  | Christopher Elchico, Soprano Saxophone  | Bob Eason, Soprano Saxophone  | Kyle Baldwin, Alto Saxophone  | Shane Rathburn, Alto Saxophone  | Perry Roth, Tenor Saxophone  | Corey Dundee, Tenor Saxophone
The Barkada-Kenari Saxophone Octet Presents the Music of David Salleras Quintana
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Concerto Grosso nº1 en Fa minore (2017) — World Premiere
David Salleras Quintana (b.1980)
2:00 PM (Cohen) Noah Getz  | Krista Wallace-Boaz, Piano
Works for Tenor Saxophone
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Bending the Arc (2011)
Judah Adashi (1975)
  Digressioni modali (2003)
Andrian Pertout (1972)
2:00 PM (Cohen) Alexander Graham  | Paulo Oliveira, guitar
Performance of original compositons and arrangements for soprano saxophone and guitar by Brazilian guitarist Dr. Paulo Oliveira
Professional Jazz Performance
  Samba do Vento (2016)
Paulo Oliveira (1986)
  Two Hemispheres (2016)
1. Southern Skies 2. Northern Lights
Paulo Oliveira (1986)
  Samambaia (1981)
Cesar Carmargo Mariano (1943)
2:00 PM (Cohen) Robert Young  | M. Maxwell Howard, Piano  | Tim Sullivan, drumset  | Aaron Jacobs, bass
Robert Young w/ rhythm section
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  ...unsettled, unphased... (2014)
Gregory Wanamaker (b.1968)
  TBA (2018) — World Premiere
Tim Sullivan (b. 1971)
2:00 PM (Werner) Lori Ardovino  | Melanie Williams, voice
Music for Voice and Saxophone by living Women Composers
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Drinking with the Moon Alone (2016)
I. Drinking With the Moon Alone II. The Traveller’s Song III. On a Gate Tower
Lori Ardovino (b. 1960)
  Songs of the Cotton Grass (2005)
A Girl's Song to her Mother Wings of the Grasses Vale of Feathers
Hillary Tann (1947)
2:00 PM (Werner) Ann Bradfield  | Kimberly Gelbwasser Lazzeri, Soprano
Chamber music for Saxophone and Voice
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Living in the Body (2001)
1. Burning the Woods of My Childhood 2. Living in the Body 3. Not For Burning 4. Lost at Table 5. Bring on the Rain 6. Crossroads
Lori Laitman (b. 1955)
2:00 PM (Werner) David Wozniak  | Melissa Wozniak, Soprano  | Krista Wallace-Boaz, Piano
Music for Saxophone and Voice
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  I Never Saw Another Butterfly (1966)
I. Prologue: Terezin II. The Butterfly IV. Fear V. The Garden
Ellwood Derr (1932-2008)
  Voicebox Girl (2017) — World Premiere
Martha Sullivan (b.1964)
2:00 PM (Watson) J. Adam Briggs  | Genevieve Beaulieu, Bassoon
Duo Corcra
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Play (2017)
I. Texas Staredown II. Grandma Pinch-Pinch III. Bad Baby
Alexis Bacon (b. 1975)
2:00 PM (Watson) Sean Fredenburg  | Javier Rodriguez, Bassoon
Post-Haste Reed Duo
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  First Light (2017)
Drew Baker (b. 1978)
  Snapshots (2017)
I. Grotesque II. Chain III. Haunted IV. Early Bird Special
Takuma Itoh (b. 1984)
2:00 PM (Watson) Xin Gao  | Xin Gao, Saxophone  | Taiki Azuma, Saxophone
Ren Duo
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Espinela (In progress) — World Premiere
Victor E. Marquez-Barrios (b. 1977)
  Disco-Toccata (1994)
Guillaume Connesson (b. 1970)
  Sonata for Violin and Cello (1922)
Movement IV – Vif, avee entrain.
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
2:00 PM (3250 MEH) Glen Gillis  | James E Cunningham, electro-acoustic didgeridoo
Total Eclipse for Didgeridoo and Saxophone (2017)
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Total Eclipse for Didgeridoo and Saxophone (2017) (9/25/17) — World Premiere
Glen Gillis and James E. Cunningham (1956/1954)
2:00 PM (3250 MEH) Diane Hunger
Solo Works for Tenor Saxophone
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Storm (2016)
Judith Shatin (1949)
  Fantasia colorata (1987)
Dietrich Erdmann (1917-2009)
2:00 PM (3250 MEH) Zachary Shemon
Zach Shemon Solo Performance
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Chemistry of Illusions (2018) — World Premiere
Arsid Ketjuntra (B. 1983)
2:00 PM (1630 CC) Heidi Radtke  | Julian Orem, Soprano Saxophone  | Zachary Weiler, Baritone Saxophone  | Nathaniel Higdon, Tenor Saxophone  | Coleman Rowlett, Alto Saxophone
Saxophone Quartet Pedagogy: Resources and Exercises for Coaches and Developing Ensembles
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
2:00 PM (3225 MEH) Robert Brooks
Doubling on Clarinet: How and Why
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
3:00 PM (Corbett) Jeffrey Loeffert  | Jeffrey Loeffert, Alto Saxophone  | Geoffrey Deibel, Soprano Saxophone  | Jonathan Nichol, Tenor Saxophone  | Kimberly Loeffert, Baritone Saxophone
New Saxophone Quartet Music by Takuma Itoh
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Sunburnt (2017) — World Premiere
Takuma Itoh (b. 1984)
  Doublethink (2015)
Takuma Itoh (b. 1984)
3:00 PM (Corbett) Stephen Page  | Alex Maynegre-Torre, Piano
Strauss Sonata in Eb Major, Arr. S. Page
Saxophone with Piano
  Sonata in Eb Major (1888)
I. Allegro, ma non troppo II. Improvisation: Andante cantabile
Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
3:00 PM (Corbett) Steven Stusek  | Susan Fancher, Soprano Saxophone  | Robert Faub, Alto Saxophone  | Steven Stusek, Tenor Saxophone  | Mark Engebretson, Baritone Saxophone
Red Clay Saxophone Quartet
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Saxophonquartett (1995)
I. II. III. IV. V.
Friedrich Cerha (b. 1926)
  Danza Rustica (????)
Giovanni Battista Besardo/Ottorino Respighi arr. Robert Faub (1879-1936)
3:00 PM (Cohen) Matt Olson
Matt Olson Quartet
Professional Jazz Performance
  Low Talk (2016)
Matt Olson (b. 1972)
  Purple Lilac (2016)
Matt Olson (b. 1972)
  Snake Eyes (2006)
Matt Olson (b. 1972)
3:00 PM (Cohen) Miles Osland  | Miles Osland, Director  | Angie Ortega, Soprano & Alto Saxophones  | Kirby Davis, Alto & Tenor Saxophones  | Jared Sells, Tenor Saxophone  | Austin Pence, Baritone Saxophone
University of Kentucky Mega-Sax Quartet jazz performance (student ensemble)
Student Jazz Performance
  Full English Breakfast (??)
n/a
Mike Mower (??)
  Gemini Rising (?)
Tony Dagradi (b. 1952)
  Monk's Mood (??)
n/a
Tony Dagradi (b. 1952)
3:00 PM (Cohen) Robert Selvaggio  | Theron Brown, Piano  | Jordan McBride, Bass  | Zaire Darden, Drums  | Transcendental Orchestra, String Quintet, Voice, Perc.
Bobby Selvaggio Transcendental Orchestra
Professional Jazz Performance
  Vanishing Thought (2016)
Bobby Selvaggio (b. 1969)
  Quantum Man (2016)
Bobby Selvaggio (b. 1969)
3:00 PM (Werner) Noa Even
Ogni Suono presents SaxoVoce
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Clamor (2016)
Erin Rogers (b. 1980)
  Walking After Midnight (2017)
I. Ghost Story II. Ordinary Words
David Reminick (b. 1979)
3:00 PM (Werner) Scott Sandberg  | Nariaki Sugiura, Piano
Sandberg Tenor Saxophone Performance
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Rhapsody for Tenor Saxophone and Piano (1977)
Caesar Giovannini (1925-2017)
  Pièce Concertante pour Ténor Saxophone et Piano (1977)
Guy Lacour (1932-2013)
3:00 PM (Watson) Alexander Richards  | Ermir Bejo, Composer
Ermir Bejo - Opus 7B for Sopranino Saxophone
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Opus 7b (2018) — World Premiere
Ermir Bejo (b. 1987)
3:00 PM (Watson) Farrell Vernon  | Andy Wen, Sopranino Saxophone  | Daniel Quinn, Classical Guitar
Notes from Above the Staff: the Sopranino Saxophone by Farrell Vernon
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Three Contemporary Duets (for Equal Voices) (8/2000)
I. Swanky II. Elegy III. Virtual Velocity (Eb Sopranino Saxophone Duet)
Nigel Wood (b.1960)
  Dance of the Saguaros (10/2012) — World Premiere
Farrell Vernon (b.1967)
  The Gulls of St. Andrews (2012-2017) — World Premiere
I. Courtyard Fountain II. Tower Landing III. Countryside Freedom Bus
Farrell Vernon (b.1967)
3:00 PM (Watson) Andy Y. Wen  | Farrell Vernon, Sopranino Saxophone
Andy Wen Solo/Duet Performance
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Suite for Two (Sopranino) Saxophones (1999)
I. Prelude II. Allemande III. Courante IV. Sarabande V. Gigue
Sy Brandon (b. 1945)
  Dialogue (2017) — World Premiere
Robert Boury (B. 1946)
  Bouncing Owen (2017) — World Premiere
L.A. Logrande (b. 1963)
3:00 PM (3250 MEH) Henrique Portovedo
SoundGrounds
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Numb (2015)
Igor Silva (b.1986)
  Une Autre Nuit (2015)
Nicolas Jacquot ((b. 1983))
  In Nuce (2011)
Ricardo Ribeiro ((b. 2011))
3:00 PM (1340 CC) Jordan VanHemert
An Analytical Retrospective of Lead Alto Saxophone Styles
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
3:00 PM (1630 CC) Garin Webb
A Performer's Guide to Jazz and Pop Performance Practices for Concert Saxophonists
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
  Grab It! (1999)
Jacob Ter Veldhuis (b. 1951)
  Sentimental Evening (2001)
Sentimental Evening
Roberto Molinelli (b. 1963)
  Blue Caprice (1981)
Victor Morosco (b. 1936)
3:00 PM (3225 MEH) Don Norton
The Jazz Saxophone Style of Charles McPherson
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
3:30 PM (3250 MEH) Henrique Portovedo
Electronic and Mixed Music for Saxophone
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
4:00 PM (Corbett) Joseph Lulloff  | Yu-Lien The, Piano
Sonata for Saxophone and Piano by Carter Pann (2016)
Saxophone with Piano
  Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (2016)
I. This Black Cat II. Three Songs Without Words I. Reverie II. Soaring III. Consolation III. Cuppa Joe IV. Epilogue: Lacrimosa - in memory of Joel Hastings
Carter Pann (b. 1972)
4:00 PM (Werner) Bob Fuson  | Paul Haar, Soprano Saxophone  | Nick May, Alto Saxophone  | Wade Howles, Tenor Saxophone
TCBSQ - an unusually resonant saxophone quartet
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Prelude and Fugue V from Book II of the Well-Tempered Clavier (1739)
Prelude Fugue
J.S. Bach, arranged by Percy Grainger (1685-1750)
  Quartet (1976)
Fandango Serenata Choro Y Tango
Aldemaro Romero (1928-2007)
4:00 PM (Watson) John Cummins  | Elissa Kana, Saxophone  | Casey Dierlam, Piano
Cummins/Kana Duo
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Straphanger (2012)
I. Drudge II. Underclass III. Robber Barons
Ian Dicke (b. 1982)
  Craters of the Moon (2017) — World Premiere
1. Where no grass grows nor water runs 2. Labyrinths of blackened ruins 3. A place of color and silence 4. The dynamics of the restless earth
Daniel Baldwin (b. 1978)
4:00 PM (Watson) Gilbert Garza  | Casey Dierlam, Piano
Exploring the colors of the saxophone through Japanese folk songs
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Rhapsody on Japanese Folk Songs (2014)
Ryota Ishikawa (b.1983)
4:00 PM (Watson) Young wook Yang
The Russian Saxophone at the second World Saxophone Congress: Sonata for alto saxophone and piano by Edison Denisov
Saxophone with Piano
  Sonata for alto saxophone and piano (1970)
1.Allegro 2.Lento 3.Allegro moderato
Edison Denisov (1929 – 1996)
4:30 PM (3250 MEH) John Sampen  | John Sampen, soprano and alto saxophones  | Mark Bunce, Electronic Engineer
The Saxophone: A Multimedia Performance
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  DISTANCE for soprano saxophone and optional shō (MAX/MSP) (1972)
Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)
  SCHRÖDINGER’S CAT for saxophone and interactive computer (1955)
Mark Bunce (1955)
7:00 PM (Corbett) Erin Rogers  | Erin Rogers, Tenor Saxophone  | Dennis Sullivan, Percussion
Popebama Experimental Duo // Erin Rogers & Dennis Sullivan
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Wormhole (2017)
Erin Rogers (1980)
  Shedding Waste (2016)
Dennis Sullivan (1982)
7:00 PM (Corbett) Om Srivastava
Sax-Tabla Coalition
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Reed and Rela (2017) — World Premiere
Om Srivastava and Jim Feist (1964, 1988)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

8:00 AM (Cohen) Joseph Proud  | Teodora Pejasinovic Proud, Oboe
Premieres for Saxophone and Oboe
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Dawn to Dusk (2017)
Filipe Leitao (b. 1984)
  Untitled Work (2018) — World Premiere
Brian Kershner (b. 1954)
8:00 AM (Cohen) Cecily Terhune  | Brian Bosley, Soprano Saxophone
Peppercorn Suite for Two Saxophones
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Peppercorn Suite for Two Saxophones (2017) — World Premiere
I. Black - for soprano and alto saxophones II. Pink - for two soprano saxophones III. Green - for alto and tenor saxophones IV. White - for baritone and tenor saxophones
Jim Rhinehart (b. 1967)
8:00 AM (Cohen) Ben Whittier  | Courtney Long, Alto Saxophone  | Ben Whittier, Tenor Saxophone
Ursa Saxophone Duo
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Potpurri (October, 2017) — World Premiere
Introitus, Saltatus, Cantus, Iocus, Contrapunctus
Yucheng (Born 1991)
  Five Character Pieces for Saxophone Duet (October, 2017) — World Premiere
I. II. III. IV. V.
Zach Gulaboff Davis (Born 1991)
8:00 AM (Werner) Samuel Detweiler  | Amy Detweiler, Piano
Detweiler Duo: Wery Sonata Premiere
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Sonata (2017) — World Premiere
I. Allegro ma non troppo II. Adagio sognando – “Bluesy” andantino III. Danza ritmica
Brett Wery ((b. 1963))
8:00 AM (Werner) Tyler Flowers  | Christian Pascale, Electric Guitar  | Hannah Creviston, Piano
World Premieres - Works by Christopher Mitchell and Ethan Cypress
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Quiver (2017) — World Premiere
Christopher Mitchell (b. 1983)
  (not yet titled) (2017) — World Premiere
Ethan Cypress (b. 1993)
8:00 AM (Werner) Lindsey O'Connor  | Hannah Creviston, Piano
Lindsey O'Connor & Hannah Creviston
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Sonata No.1 Hall of Mirrors (1993)
I. Mirror Talk II. The Looking Glass III. There is a Mirror Only You Can See IV. Hologram
Tommy Smith (b.1967)
8:00 AM (Watson) Jeffrey Leung  | Sonya Belaya, Piano  | Jeffrey Leung, Alto Saxophone  | Keaton Garrett, Composer
Rift (Keaton Garrett) - World Premiere
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Rift (2017) — World Premiere
I. Part 1 II. Part 2
Keaton Garrett (b. 1995)
8:00 AM (Watson) Matthew Lombard
South African Works for Saxophone
Saxophone with Piano
  Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (2013)
1. Lontano 2. Cantabile 3. Con Spirito
Niel van der Watt (b. 1962)
  Lamennent (2002)
Niel van der Watt (b. 1962)
9:00 AM (Corbett) Tracy Patterson
Winthrop University Saxophone Ensemble
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Pictures in an Exhibition (1874)
The Great Gate of Kiev
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky/ arr. Neal Postma (1839-1881)
  Poems for String Quartet (2015)
Jabberwock
Leonard Mark Lewis/ arr. Tracy Patterson (b. 1973)
9:00 AM (Corbett) Kenneth Tse  | John Cummins, Soprano Saxophone  | Gilbert Garza, Soprano Saxophone  | Matt Mahaffey, Soprano Saxophone  | Elissa Kana, Alto Saxophone  | Greg Rife, Alto Saxophone  | Jacob Nishimura, Alto Saxophone  | April Donlon, Alto Saxophone  | Jonathan Hart, Tenor Saxophone  | Miranda Henry, Tenor Saxophone  | Todd Johnson, Tenor Saxophone  | Hantao Li, Baritone Saxophone  | Dennis Kwok, Contrabass Saxophone  | Trey Hill, Baritone Saxophone  | Matt Nicholson, Bass Saxophone
Iowa Saxophonists' Workshop Concert
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Le Chant des ténèbres (1992)
Thierry Escaich (b. 1965)
  Sensemayá (1938)
Silvestre Revueltas (arr. Kyle Mechmet) (1899-1940)
9:00 AM (Corbett) Katherine Weintraub
Florida State University Saxophone Ensemble
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Passacaglia in Celebration of Carl Orff (10 July 1895- 29 March 1982) (1998)
Elwood Derr (1932-2008)
9:00 AM (Corbett) Alastair Wright  | Alastair Wright, Soprano Saxophone  | Patrick Olmos, Soprano Saxophone  | Jared Marble, Soprano Saxophone  | Caleb Allen, Soprano Saxophone  | Zachary Shemon, Soprano Saxophone  | Walt Puyear, Alto Saxophone  | Nicolas Lira, Alto Saxophone  | Mariah Goulet, Alto Saxophone  | Rick Firestone, Tenor Saxophone  | Thomas Kurtz, Tenor Saxophone  | Abbie Forlina, Tenor Saxophone  | Chase Shumsky, Baritone Saxophone  | Will Peak, Baritone Saxophone  | Vince Buzzelli, Baritone Saxophone  | Chi Him Chik, Bass Saxophone
UMKC Saxophone Ensemble
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Concerto for 2 Violins in E-Flat Major, RV 515 (c. 1728)
I. Allegro II. Largo III. Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi (arr. Walt Puyear) (1678-1741)
  TBD. (2018) — World Premiere
Viet Cuong (b. 1990)
9:00 AM (Cohen) Jeremy Koch  | Carolyn Braus, Alto Saxophone  | Molly Orlando, Piano
Eric Wubbels: This is This is This is (2009-10)
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  This is This is This is (2009-10)
Eric Wubbels (b.1980)
9:00 AM (Cohen) Shawna Pennock  | Greg Hankins, Piano
World Premiere of Three Pieces for alto saxophone and piano by Joel Love
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Fledglings: A Set of Three Multiphonics Pieces for alto saxophone and piano (2016) — World Premiere
I. Raucous II. Lost in Winter III. Distant Memory
Joel Love (b. 1982)
9:00 AM (Cohen) Benjamin Sorrell  | Gordon Gest, Saxophone  | Akina Motoyama, Piano
Inspired By Women: Trios for Saxophone and Piano
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Unafraid (2013)
Zack Browning (b.1953)
  Lullaby (1990)
Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962)
9:00 AM (Werner) Jessica Maxfield
World Premiere of Solo Saxophone Work by Yuan-Chen LI
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Tell (2018) — World Premiere
n/a
Yuan-Chen Li (b. 1980)
9:00 AM (Werner) Kevin Norton  | Jennifer Grantham, saxophone
Rhythmic Shades: The Music of Williams, Browne and Antoniou
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Rock Steady (2015)
Evan Williams (b. 1988)
  Turbulent Flow (2013)
Matthew Browne (b. 1988)
  Straphanger (2012)
Ian Dicke (b. 1983)
9:00 AM (Werner) Zach Stern
Divisions and Diversions
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Divisions and Diversions (2017)
I. Prelude II. Skirr III. Apart IV. Updog Encore: Alternative Sax
Sean William Calhoun (b. 1992)
9:00 AM (Watson) Carly Hood  | Lucas Halley, Tenor Saxophone  | Michael Delfin, Piano  | Carly Hood, Soprano Saxophone
Lovers on the Celestial Sphere
Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Lovers on the Celestial Sphere (2006)
Jun Nagao (b. 1964)
9:00 AM (Watson) Gabriel Piqué  | Casey Dierlam, Piano
Gabriel Piqué — Violin Concerto by Philip Glass
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Violin Concerto No. 1 (1987)
I. 104 III. ca. 150
Philip Glass (1937-)
9:00 AM (Watson) Caleb Shannon
Caleb Shannon
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Crystal of Pain (2017)
!. Nightmare II. Cold Sweat
Daniel Cox (B. 1989)
  Banjo (2015)
Christian Lauba (B. 1952)
9:00 AM (3250 MEH) Jonathan Amon
Solo Works by Claudio Gabriele and Mark Popeney, presented by Dr. Jonathan Amon
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Reverie (2011)
Mark Popeney (b. 1982)
  Brooklyn (2014)
Claudio Gabriele (b. 1963)
9:00 AM (3250 MEH) Brendan Catalano
World Premiere of
Student Classical Solo Performance
  Reveal (2017) — World Premiere
Diogo Carvalho (b. 1984)
  Steady Study on the Boogie (1993)
Christian Lauba (b. 1952)
9:00 AM (3225 MEH) Colin Wood
Improvisation in the Classical Saxophone Curriculum
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
9:00 AM (3240 MEH) John Heilig
Bodies and Dreams: Performance and Identity in the Music of Jacob TV
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
10:00 AM (Corbett) Griffin Campbell  | Griffin Campbell, Alto Saxophone  | Gregory Sioles, Piano
Debussy: not the Rhapsodie
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Beau Soir (1817/18)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
  Sonata for Violin and Piano (1917)
I. Allegro vivo II. Intermède: Fantasque et léger III. Finale: Très Animé
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
10:00 AM (Corbett) John Nichol  | Hannah Creviston, Piano
Blues Hypothesis
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Blues Hypothesis (2015)
Robbie Malcolm Smith (1963)
10:00 AM (Corbett) William H. Street  | Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp, Piano
New Music for Saxophone and Piano by Andriy Talpash
Saxophone with Piano
  Nekrotzar’s Answer for alto saxophone and piano (2018) — World Premiere
Andriy Talpash (born 1974)
10:00 AM (Cohen) Lois Hicks-Wozniak  | Matthew Wozniak, Bass Trombone  | Kathryn Goodson, Piano
Lois Hicks-Wozniak; Music for Saxophone and Bass Trombone NASA 2018
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Slink (2018) — World Premiere
Gregory Wanamaker (b.1968)
  Mahogany Moods (2015)
James Stephenson (b. 1969)
10:00 AM (Cohen) Scotty Stepp  | Ming-Hui Kuo, Percussion
Stepp/Kuo
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Divertimento (1968)
Akira Yuyama (b. 1932)
10:00 AM (Cohen) Scotty Stepp  | Paul Bro, Alto Saxophone
Stepp/Bro
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Apart Together (2010)
Eliza Brown (b. 1985)
10:00 AM (Cohen) Brian Utley  | Melissa Rose, Piano
Soprano Saxophone Works of Leonard Mark Lewis
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Prelude for soprano saxophone and piano (2006)
Leonard Mark Lewis (b. 1973)
  Winter Canticles (2017)
Leonard Mark Lewis (b.1973)
  Black Against Blue (2015)
Leonard Mark Lewis (b. 1973)
10:00 AM (Werner) Adam McCord  | Krista Wallace-Boaz, Piano
David Dzubay: Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1995, rev. 2005)
I. Arabesque II. Reflections III. Reverberations
David Dzubay (Born 1964)
10:00 AM (Werner) Matthew Patnode
Sonata for soprano saxophone and piano (2003) - Albert Guinovart
Saxophone with Piano
  Sonata for soprano saxophone and piano (2003)
I. Moderato-Allegro II. Andante-poco pui mosso III. Allegro-Marziale- Andante-Adagio-Allegro
Albert Guinovart (b. 1962)
10:00 AM (Werner) Richard Schwartz  | Philp Schuessler, Piano
Embers
Saxophone with Piano
  Embers for alto saxophone and piano (2011)
Kari Besharse (b. 1975)
10:00 AM (Watson) Steve Carmichael
Colshire Winds performs music for Saxophone and Flute
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  La Distanza Della Luna (November 2017) — World Premiere
One movement
Alan Theisen (b. 4 Oct. 1981)
  Antikythera (September 2017) — World Premiere
Antikythera
Steve Carmichael (1959)
10:00 AM (Watson) Eric Lau  | Jennifer Lau, Flute
New Music for Saxophone and Flute
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Out of Line (2017) — World Premiere
Peter Gilbert (b. 1975)
  TBA (2017) — World Premiere
Karola Obermüller (b. 1977)
10:00 AM (Watson) Douglas Owens  | Elizabeth Aleksander, clarinet  | Charles Lewis, flute
LCD Trio - Musselman: Mesophase
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Mesophase (2016)
Reinitzer's Carrots The Fourth State Twisted Light
Daniel Musselman (b. 1980)
10:00 AM (Watson) Michael Rene Torres  | Erin Helgeson Torres, Flute
Tower Duo
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Three Pieces (2013)
1. Quarter = 156 2. Quarter = 160 3. Quarter = 112
Charlie Wilmoth (b. 1979)
10:00 AM (3250 MEH) Andrew Allen  | Andrew J. Allen, Soprano Saxophone  | Gordon Hicken, Percussion
New Works by Francois Rosse, Jay C. Batzner, and Kyle Vanderburg
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Olassimo for solo soprano saxophone (2017)
Francois Rosse (b. 1945)
  Reflections on the nature of impermanence for tenor saxophone and snare drum (2017) — World Premiere
I. Senza misura II. Rubato III. Brash, stubborn IV. Contemplative V. Final, inexorable
Jay C. Barzner (b. 1974)
  Austerity for soprano saxophone and electronics (2017) — World Premiere
Kyle Vanderburg (b. 1986)
10:00 AM (3250 MEH) Joel Diegert  | Adrian Artacho, live electronics
Aubiome for saxophone and live electronics
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Aubiome for saxophone and live electronics (2017)
Joel Diegert/Adrian Artacho (b.1982/1981)
10:00 AM (1340 CC) David Detweiler
Going Deeper Into The Jazz Transcription Process
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
10:00 AM (1630 CC) Brett McDonald
Woodwind Doubling for Saxophonists in Jazz and Commercial Music
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
10:00 AM (3225 MEH) neal postma
Rico International: The Complete History
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
10:00 AM (3240 MEH) Rebecca Little
Finding Theme in Ida Gotkovsky's Variations Pathetiques
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
11:00 AM (Cohen) Michael Shults  | Sumner Truax, Soprano Saxophone  | Michael Shults, Alto Saxophone  | Nick Zoulek, Tenor Saxophone  | Drew Whiting, Baritone Saxophone
Coalescent Quartet Presents Music By Carl Schimmel and Victoria Cheah
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Into Xylonia (2005)
I. Gleaming teak parquet, boundless, oceanic II. Bubinga buttons and ash pegs bubble in clumps III. Newelposts and dominoes jostle with alphablocks, caepitose and shrubby IV. Ligneous tendrils bear fattening spindle tips, shooting about dowelsprouts V. Pyrgoidal Peppermills and Peglegs — Mammoth Axehandles — Titanic Biedermeier Bedstands VI. From the barbicans flutter deckle and chads, tickertape and timbersplinters, crepe paper billowing like hennin cloth
Carl Schimmel (b. 1975)
  TELL: Quartet (2016)
Victoria Cheah (b. 1988)
11:00 AM (Werner) Roy Allen, Jr.
Brookhaven College Saxophone Quartet -David Maslanka Recitation Book Fanfare/Variations on
Master Class Participant
11:00 AM (Werner) Christine Ewald
Master Class Participant
Master Class Participant
  Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (1999)
I. Song: "Fire in the Earth"
David Maslanka (1943-2017)
11:00 AM (Werner) Joshua Heaney
Joshua Heaney - Master Class Participant
Master Class Participant
  Élégie et Rondeau (1960)
Karel Husa (1921-2016)
11:00 AM (Werner) Clifford Leaman
Master Class
Non-Performance: Master Class
11:00 AM (Watson) chris beaty
Texas A&M University-Commerce Faculty Woodwind Trio
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Triglyphs (2017) — World Premiere
Ted Hansen ((b. 1935))
  Untitled Work (2018) — World Premiere
James Syler ((b. 1961))
11:00 AM (Watson) Patrick Murphy  | Joshua Gardner, Clarinet  | Stefanie Gardner, Bass Clarinet  | Joseph Kluesener, Bassoon  | Tiffany Pan, Oboe
Paradise Winds: Spectrum of the Reed
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Splinter (2014)
1 - Scarlet Oak 2 - Sugar Maple 5 - Cherry 6 - River Birch 8 - Red Pine
Marc Mellits (b. 1966)
  Wood Burn (2005)
Ned McGowan (1970)
11:00 AM (Watson) Keith Talley
Performance of Adriel Reynolds Dance Sweet!
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  Dance Sweet! (2012)
I. Prelude II. Allemande III. Courante IV. Sarabande V. Bourrée I and II VI Gigue
Adriel Reynolds (1983)
11:00 AM (3250 MEH) Laurent Estoppey  | Arturo Corrales, electronics
ALP-Stereophonic / LAUNCH #1
Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
  Launch #1 (2018) — World Premiere
Arturo Corales (1973)
11:00 AM (3250 MEH) Timothy Rosenberg
Music for Saxophone and Electronics
Professional Classical Solo Performance
  From the Same Melancholy Fate (2015)
Eve Beglarian (b. 1958)
  TraFFic (2008)
Roland Semadeni (b. 1967)
  I Will Not Be Sad In This World (2006)
Eve Beglarian (b. 1958)
11:00 AM (1340 CC) Paul Zaborac
Methods for Teaching and Practicing Jazz Vocabulary
Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
11:00 AM (3225 MEH) Emma Di Marco
Understanding Success & Satisfaction: A Guide for Performers
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
11:00 AM (3240 MEH) Evan Smith
Compositional Techniques in the Saxophone Works of Yusef Lateef
Non-Performance: Classical Lecture
  Klockology (1995)
Yusef Lateef (1920-2013)

Biographies

Allison Adams

Dr. Allison Adams is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. An avid performer, Adams is the tenor saxophonist in the Estrella Consort, a saxophone quartet devoted to the performance of new music. She is also a member of the nief-norf contemporary music ensemble. Adams frequently performs with the Knoxville Symphony and has been featured in recitals across the country.

Besides her study of the saxophone, Adams’ main area of research centers around wellness for musicians, performance injuries, and the integration of yoga into music performance. She was a contributing author for Notes of Hope: Stories of Musicians Coping with Injuries, as well as the multi-media resource Cross Training for Musicians.

Her main teachers include Timothy McAllister, Eugene Rousseau, and Steven Mauk. She is a D’Addario Performing Artist. 

For more information,  visit www.allisondadams.com

 

Andrew Allen

Andrew J. Allen is an assistant professor of music at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Dr. Allen has premiered nearly twenty works for saxophone and has performed and lectured througout the United States and Europe. His writings have appeared in The Instrumentalist, The Saxophone Symposium, The NACWPI Journal, JazzEd, School Band and Orchestra, and Saxophone Today, among others.  His debut album with saxophone/percussion duo Rogue Two is currently available on Equilibrium Records. Dr. Allen holds degrees from Tennessee Technological University, Central Michigan University, and the University of South Carolina where he studied with Phil Barham, John Nichol, and Clifford Leaman. He has undertaken additional study with Joseph Lulloff, Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, and Vincent David, among others. Dr. Allen is a Conn-Selmer Artist-Clinician and performs exclusively on Selmer Paris saxophones and Vandoren mouthpieces, ligatures, and reeds.

 

Roy Allen, Jr.

 Brookhaven College Saxophone Quartet

Anna Fitzgerald (soprano sax)- a senior at Richardson H.S. is currently drum major and is the principal alto saxophonist in the top band at her high school. Her goal is to be a music major in college.

Nathaniel Trujillo (alto sax) - a sophomore at Ducanville H.S. is currently the principal alto saxophonist in the top band at his high school.

Ross Gerberich (tenor saxophone) - a senior at Rowlett H.S. is versatile in both classical and jazz styles -- including taping for the 2017-2018 Grammy's Jazz Band and being selected as a Texas All-State Jazz Band member. His goal is to be a music major in college.

Caleb Dodson - (baritone saxophone) - a senior at Rockwall H.S. is currently drum major and principal alto saxophonist in the top band at his high school. His goal is to be a music major in college.


Jonathan Amon

Jonathan Amon performs most frequently as a soloist and in chamber music settings.  His primary interests are intersections between popular and classical idioms, as well as contemporary American and French saxophone repertoire.  He has participated in commissions and premieres of works by Harold Shapero, Chris Rutkowski, Roscoe Mitchell, and many others, and he performs with the Boston-based ChagallPAC Saxophone Quartet.  Dr. Amon serves on the faculties of the University of Rhode Island, Bridgewater State University, and Bunker Hill Community College, where he teaches saxophone and various music history courses. He also teaches at the Concord/Carlisle High School and The Fenn School, and is an adjudicator for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association. Amon earned a DMA at Boston University and MM at the New England Conservatory, both under the tutelage of Ken Radnofsky.  His other teachers include Jean-Michel Goury at the CNR Boulogne-Billancourt, and Matthew Sintchak at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.


Christopher Anderson

Dr. Christopher Anderson is currently on the faculty of Richland Community College in Decatur, IL. In addition to his instructional duties at Richland Community College, Dr. Anderson was appointed as Lecturer of Saxophone at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the Fall 2016 semester as sabbatical replacement for Professor Debra Richtmeyer. Additionally, Dr. Anderson maintains a large private studio in the Champaign-Urbana area.

​Dr. Anderson has established himself internationally as a specialist in new music for saxophone. As a result of his enthusiastic and imaginative approach to new music, he has had numerous works dedicated to him and has had the opportunity to premiere works by Dr. Stephen Andrew Taylor, Robert Lemay, and Christian Lauba.

Dr. Anderson holds degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ithaca College, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He is a Vandoren Regional Artist and performs exclusively on Vandoren Mouthpieces and Reeds.


Lori Ardovino

Lori Ardovino is Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone at the University of Montevallo.   She is the 2012 recipient of the Escape to Create Residency in Seaside, Florida, was awarded the 2013-2014 Alabama State Council for the Arts Individual Fellowship Grant, a four time recipient of   the Special Projects and Research Grant from the University of Montevallo, was named the 2013-2014 University Scholar for the University of Montevallo and is on the Fulbright Specialist roster. She is President of  the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors and is an Artist/Clinician for the Conn-Selmer Company and Woodwind Artist for the D’Addario Company. She earned the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Master of Music from Michigan State University and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.


Laura Armstrong

Dr. Laura Armstrong is a faculty member of Frederick Community College, where she teaches clarinet and saxophone. Dr. Armstrong has performed in recitals in the Mid-Atlantic region and is a founding member of the Fortunata Trio. As a freelance orchestral performer, Laura has played with a variety of orchestras including the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Shippensburg Festival Symphony, and others. She is an advocate of contemporary music and performs with new music groups based in the Baltimore/Washington region. Laura received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Maryland in 2010. Her principal clarinet teachers have been Paul Cigan, Ron Samuels, and Valerie Martin. She has also studied saxophone with Ron Bixler and Gail Levinsky. In 2015, Laura started her own reed making business, Aurora Winds. For more information, please visit www.lauraarmstrong.net.


Vadim Arsky

 Vadim Arsky saxophonist, conductor and arranger. Got his Bachelor degree from University of Brasilia - Brazil (1987) and his Masters from University of Louisville (1990) in saxophone performance. Since 1994 is the saxophone professor of the University of Brasília where also teaches chamber music and Bossa Nova studies. Vadim Arsky was the winner of the Eldorado Prize in 1991 and also, was semifinalist of the East and West Competition for the Carnegie Hall in 1995. As a saxophone player, he develops a carrier as a soloist, chamber musician and is a member of the Com Domínio do Sax, one of the first saxophone quartet in Brazil, besides developing a popular music performance carrier, playing Jazz, Bossa-Nova and Chorinho. From 2006 to 2013 was the director of bands of the American School of Brasilia In 2015 moved to Florida to pursue his PhD degree in Music Education at University of Florida.

Vadim Arsky

Vadim Arsky saxophonist, conductor and arranger. Got his Bachelor degree from University of Brasilia - Brazil (1987) and his Masters from University of Louisville (1990) in saxophone performance. Since 1994 is the saxophone professor of the University of Brasília where also teaches chamber music and Bossa Nova studies. Vadim Arsky was the winner of the Eldorado Prize in 1991 and also, was semifinalist of the East and West Competition for the Carnegie Hall in 1995. As a saxophone player, he develops a carrier as a soloist, chamber musician and is a member of the Com Domínio do Sax, one of the first saxophone quartet in Brazil, besides developing a popular music performance carrier, playing Jazz, Bossa-Nova and Chorinho. From 2006 to 2013 was the director of bands of the American School of Brasilia In 2015 moved to Florida to pursue his PhD degree in Music Education at University of Florida 

Taylor Barbay Assad

Saxophonist Taylor Barbay Assad is currently the Adjunct Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Ensemble at Nicholls State University and the Doctoral Saxophone Teaching Assistant at Louisiana State University. She maintains an active performing schedule with Quartetto Obrigado, the Baton Rouge Symphony, and the Chimes Street Saxophone Quartet. Taylor has premiered works for solo saxophone, saxophone and live electronics, saxophone duo, and saxophone quartet at several national and international conferences. Her students are consistently selected to Louisiana's All State Concert and Jazz Ensembles. She studies with Griffin Campbell while pursuing her DMA in Saxophone Performance with an Arts Administration minor. She also studied with Jonathan Helton and Geoffrey Deibel at the University of Florida. Taylor is a Vandoren Regional Artist.

Jan Baker

Jan Berry Baker is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, France, Germany, Scotland, England, Ukraine, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. An advocate of new music, Baker is Co-Artistic Director and saxophonist with new music ensemble Bent Frequency. 

As an orchestral saxophonist, she regularly performs with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, Atlanta Opera, and Atlanta Ballet. She has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Paris Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and Joffrey Ballet. She can be heard on The BF Duo Project’s new disc Diamorpha (Centaur), Citizens of Nowhere featuring works for clarinet and saxophone (Albany Records), American Orchestral Works with Grant Park Orchestra (Cedille), and The Golden Ticket with the Atlanta Opera (Albany). Jan is Associate Professor of Saxophone at Georgia State University and holds a Doctor of Music from Northwestern University.  She is a Selmer Paris and Vandoren performing artist. 

 

Kyle Baldwin

Formed in 2012 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the award-winning Kenari Quartet has taken pride in delivering engaging performances through creative programming and compelling stage presence.  The versatility of the saxophone is integral to the quartet, which presents music from a wide range of genres that is well informed by all periods of classical music as well as jazz, soul, and other genres.  The group has earned top prizes at theseveral of the top chamber music competitions in North America, and released an Album entitled "French Saxophone Quartets" under the Naxos Music Label in 2016.  The Kenari Quartet is represented by Jean Schreiber with Classics Alive Artists, and enjoys a busy performance schedule.


James Barger

Founding members of the acclaimed Mirasol Quartet, James Barger and Ben Still, formed the Mirasol Duo in order to further explore the possibilities of the small saxophone chamber ensemble. As a part of Mirasol Quartet, they have been prizewinners and finalists in numerous national competitions, including the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the American Prize Chamber Music Competition, the ENKOR Chamber Music Competition, the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Winds Competition, and the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Quartet Competition. They have performed at several colleges and conferences and have contributed to the growing saxophone duet repertoire by commissioning new duo works by composers Joseph Prestamo and Guillermo Lago. For more information, please visit mirasolquartet.com.


Cory Barnfield


PETER J. FELICE is a composer of instrumental music. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree at Indiana University Southeast and a Master of Musical Arts degree at Michigan State University. 

Peter studied composition with Steve Rouse, Erich Stem, Timothy Miller, and Mark Sullivan. He received an honorable mention for Stages of Tragedy in the Humboldt State University Composition Competition for Brass. Celestial Shadows for mixed ensemble received high remarks from Augusta Read Thomas upon winning the Michigan State University Honors Competition. Peter was commissioned by Cory Barnfield to write Shadows of Paris for his second album 'Out of this World' which was recorded by TNT Studios and released on April 7, 2017 by Naxos of America, a distributor of Centaur Records. Peter is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, ASCAP, SCI Inc, and the Pinnacle Honor Society. He lives in Jeffersonville, Indiana with his wife and two dogs.


Christopher Barrick

Dr. Christopher Barrick is the James and Ann Bumpass Distinguished Chair of Music and head of the Department of Music at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. As associate professor of music, he teaches applied saxophone and directs the UAFS Jazz Band. In addition to numerous conference appearances, Barrick has also performed with Doc Severinsen, Johnny Mathis, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Sonny Turner and the Platters, The Crystals, The Coasters, Wayne Newton, the Harry James Orchestra, and The Temptations.  

Prior to his appointment at UAFS, Barrick taught saxophone and clarinet at West Liberty University for six years and has also taught instrumental music in the public schools of Tennessee. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Barrick holds music degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (DMA), the University of Tennessee (MM) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (BA and BS). Barrick is proud to be a Conn- Selmer Saxophone Artist.


Christopher Barrick

Dr. Christopher Barrick is the James and Ann Bumpass Distinguished Chair of Music and head of the Department of Music at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. As associate professor of music, he teaches applied saxophone and directs the UAFS Jazz Band. In addition to numerous conference appearances, Barrick has also performed with Doc Severinsen, Johnny Mathis, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Sonny Turner and the Platters, The Crystals, The Coasters, Wayne Newton, the Harry James Orchestra, and The Temptations.  

Prior to his appointment at UAFS, Barrick taught saxophone and clarinet at West Liberty University for six years and has also taught instrumental music in the public schools of Tennessee. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Barrick holds music degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (DMA), the University of Tennessee (MM) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (BA and BS). Barrick is proud to be a Conn- Selmer Saxophone Artist.


Megan Bauman

Megan Bauman, originally from Medicine Hat, Canada, is working towards completion of a Master of Music degree at Georgia State University studying under the tutelage of Dr. Jan Berry Baker and serving as a Graduate Assistant. Megan received her Bachelor of Music (with High Honours) in saxophone performance from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) in 2016. She was awarded the U of S Film Society Prize for the top graduate in the Fine Arts.

>In 2014, Megan won first place in the Woodwind Category at the National Music Festival (Canada) and in 2016 won first place in the Woodwind Category at Canadian Music Competition. She was selected as a second place winner in the 2015 American Protégé International Competition, allowing her to perform in the winners’ recital at Carnegie Hall. Megan has participated in intensive saxophone programs including the Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute and the American Saxophone Academy.


chris beaty

Chris Beaty is Associate Professor of Saxophone at Texas A&M University-Commerce, teaching applied saxophone lessons, coaching quartets and conducting the saxophone choir. Additionally, he directs Jazz Ensemble I and teaches courses in jazz improvisation, pedagogy and history. He holds degrees from the University of Memphis (DMA-saxophone performance), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM-saxophone performance) and Austin Peay State University (BS-music education).  Some career highlights include being selected as a 2011 Fulbright Teaching Scholar to Latvia and the release of his first solo jazz CD (Sax in Santa Fe) in 2009 hailed by the Santa Fe Jazz Examiner who stated, “selections are arranged and performed in a hip, contemporary sounding jazz groove…his lyrical side shines.” His recent performances include the World Saxophone Congress in Scotland, US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, North American Saxophone Alliance conferences in Illinois, Oklahoma & Texas, and concerto performances in Memphis and Commerce,


Jonathan Bergeron

Dr. Jonathan Bergeron is the Associate Professor of Saxophone at Northern Arizona where he teaches applied saxophone lessons, coaches saxophone quartets, and directs the NAU Saxophone Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed concerts throughout the United States and abroad including Austria, Germany, Ireland, and Poland. He has also won numerous awards from national and international competitions such as the Carmel International Chamber Music Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist and Chamber Music competitions, and the Coleman Chamber Music Competition. At a recent concert in Poland, Bergeron received the following praise, “Bergeron’s unhindered alto saxophone playing captivated the audience with his beautiful, noble tone. Bergeron executed complicated and elaborate passages brilliantly with flawless octave leaps and high altissimo. His tone and vibrato provided the audience with a palate painted with many colors” (Twoja Muza Magazyn Muzyczny).


Jennifer Bill

Saxophonist and conductor, Dr. Jennifer Bill has performed in Asia, throughout Europe and the United States.  She performs solo and chamber music with a variety of groups including BRUSH|REED, Pharos Quartet, and ēmergere.  As a conductor she currently leads the Boston University Concert Band.  During the 2017-2018 season Dr. Bill has performances scheduled in Minnesota, Iowa, New York, Rhode Island, and Prague.

Dr. Bill is currently faculty at Boston University, performance faculty at Boston College, applied faculty at Rhode Island College, adjunct professor of saxophone at Stonehill College, and adjunct professor of music at Pine Manor College.  She is the saxophone instructor, wind ensemble coordinator, and assistant director of the saxophone workshop for the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.  She serves on the Board of Directors for World-Wide Concurrent Premieres and Commissioning Funds, Inc.  Dr. Bill is also the sole organizer, director and officer of Music Performance & Education, Inc.   www.jenniferbill.com


Andrew Bishop

Andrew Bishop is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, educator, and scholar comfortable in many musical idioms. He maintains an international career and serves as an Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Bishop's three recordings as a leader have received widespread acclaim from The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Chicago Reader, All Music Guide, Cadence Magazine, All About Jazz-New York, among others. As a composer and arranger he has received over 30 commissions; numerous residencies and awards and recognition from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP); the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; the Andrew W. Melon Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; and a nomination from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He earned five degrees in music including a DMA in music composition from the University of Michigan. Bishop is a Conn-Selmer and Vandoren artist.


Jennifer Blackwell

Jennifer Blackwell is a Canadian saxophonist and music educator. As an advocate for new music, Jennifer has premiered numerous new works for saxophone, frequently collaborating with composers. Jennifer has worked as a woodwind studio teacher and ensemble director in both Canada and the United States with students aged 10-85 in a variety of settings including middle school, high school, community ensembles, and universities.'

Jennifer serves as the editor of the North American Saxophone Alliance’s scholarly publication, The Saxophone Symposium. She has presented research and clinics at conferences across the USA and Canada, and has published articles in several music education research journals.

Jennifer holds a bachelors degree in music education from the University of Western Ontario, and masters degrees in saxophone performance and music education from Central Michigan University. Currently, Jennifer is a doctoral candidate in Music Education with a minor in Saxophone Performance at Indiana University.  


Jennifer Blackwell

Jennifer Blackwell is a Canadian saxophonist and music educator. As an advocate for new music, Jennifer has premiered numerous new works for saxophone, frequently collaborating with composers. Jennifer has worked as a woodwind studio teacher and ensemble director in both Canada and the United States with students aged 10-85 in a variety of settings including middle school, high school, community ensembles, and universities.

Jennifer serves as the editor of the North American Saxophone Alliance’s scholarly publication, The Saxophone Symposium. She has presented research and clinics at conferences across the USA and Canada, and has published articles in several music education research journals.

Jennifer holds a bachelors degree in music education from the University of Western Ontario, and masters degrees in saxophone performance and music education from Central Michigan University. Currently, Jennifer is a doctoral candidate in Music Education with a minor in Saxophone Performance at Indiana University. 


Nathan Bogert

The Ball State Saxophone Ensemble is made up of both graduate and undergraduate saxophone majors. This newly formed ensemble seeks to program interesting and exciting repertoire for the purpose of performing in a wide array of settings. As a chamber group, the BSU Saxophone Ensemble hopes to engage all communities through performance and educational initiatives that bring visibility to both the saxophone and the Ball State School of Music. 

Brina Bourliea

 

Ann Bradfield

 Ann Bradfield has performed as a soloist across the United States, Canada, England, and Austraila. Her solo CD, Variations, is available on Mark Records. She has been featured in performance at the World Saxophone Congress, North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Convention, and North Americal Saxophone Alliance Region 2, 3, and 4 Conventions. Ms. Bradfield completed her doctorate in saxophone performance at the University of North Texas, and her dissertation An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Music for Saxophone by Charles Ruggiero with an Analysis of Interplay for Soprano Saxophone and Piano has since been published. Ms. Bradfield is currently Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Northern Iowa, and has served on the faculty of Eastern New Mexico University, Cameron University, Oklahoma State University, and Oklahoma Christian University.

J. Adam Briggs

Saxophonist J. Adam Briggs, acclaimed as “a master of his instrument” (Fanfare Magazine), is an active classical soloist, chamber musician, and jazz artist. He has concertized in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, including most recently at the U.S. Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium and the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference. Briggs has given residencies and master classes at Interlochen Arts Camp, Brevard Music Center, and throughout Maryland, Michigan, and Arizona. His teachers include Paul Nolen, Timothy McAllister, Kelland Thomas, Gary Louie, and Joseph Lulloff, with whom he completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance. In addition to teaching at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, he spends his summers performing at the Taneycomo Music Festival with his wife and Duo Corcra partner, bassoonist Genevieve Beaulieu. His solo debut recording Transcension is on the Blue Griffin label.

Jonathan Brink

Jonathan Brink is currently working towards a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance with a cognate in jazz at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music.  Jonathan received his Bachelors degree in saxophone from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  He then received a Masters degree in saxophone performance from West Virginia University.  His primary teachers have been David Hastings, Charles Rochester Young, Curtis Johnson, and James Bunte.

Jonathan has performed solo recitals and given masterclasses across the United States, and as a former and founding member of the Traverser Saxophone Quartet, he has performed numerous recitals in Europe and the United States.

As an educator, Jonathan has held positions at West Virginia University, Fairmont State University, Frostburg State University, College of Mount Saint Joseph and Beckfield College.  He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Cincinnati and a private saxophone instructor in the Cincinnati area.


Robert Brooks

Robert Brooks is a tenor saxophonist originally from Grand Blanc,   Michigan.  He holds a Bachelor's in Music Performance from  Central Michigan University under the direction of John Nichol and  Rob Smith and a Master's in Jazz Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the direction of Chip McNeill.  He is currently working toward his DMA in Jazz Performance with a Cognate in Clarinet Performance at the University of Illinois under the direction of Ron Bridgewater, J. David Harris, and many other faculty members. Robert currently is serving as an adjunct professor in saxophone and clarinet at the University of Illinois at Springfield as well as affiliate faculty at Bradley University in Peoria, IL.  Robert has performed throughout the United States including the Detroit Jazz Festival, Elmhurst Jazz Festival, Notre Dame Jazz Festival, CMU Jazz Weekend, NASA Region 5 and Biennial Conferences, Freihofer Jazz Festival, and JEN Conferences.

Robert Brooks

Robert Brooks is a tenor saxophonist from Grand Blanc, Michigan.  He holds a Bachelor's in Music Performance from Central Michigan University under the direction of John Nichol and  Rob Smith and a Master's in Jazz Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the direction of Chip McNeill.  He is currently working toward his DMA in Jazz Performance with a Cognate in Clarinet Performance at the University of Illinois under the direction of Ron Bridgewater, J. David Harris, and many other faculty members.

Robert is currently serving as an adjunct professor of saxophone and clarinet at the University of Illinois at Springfield as well as affiliate faculty at Bradley University in Peoria, IL.


Patrick Brown

 

Darren Pettit, Assistant Professor of Music Theory at University of Nebraska at Omaha, received his bachelor of music degree in saxophone performance from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1995. He then received a full scholarship to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music where he received a master of music degree in saxophone performance. He recently completed a DMA in Jazz Studies/Composition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Patrick Brown is Instructor of Saxophone and Music Theory at University of Nebraska at Omaha. Patrick holds a B.M. in Saxophone Performance from Appalachian State University, a M.M. in Multiple Woodwind Performance (Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone) from Winthrop University, and a D.M.A in Jazz Studies from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Darren Pettit and Patrick Brown are D'Addario Woodwind Performing Artists.


Patrick Brown

 

Patrick Brown is Instructor of Saxophone and Music Theory at University of Nebraska at Omaha where he also directs a jazz combo and teaches woodwind related courses. Patrick received his B.M. in Saxophone Performance and a Certification in Jazz Studies from Appalachian State University. After completion of his undergraduate degree, Patrick obtained a M.M. in Multiple Woodwind Performance (Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone) from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Before coming to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Patrick served as Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone and/or Jazz Studies at Davidson College, Wingate University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Union College, and Mitchell Community College. Patrick holds a D.M.A. from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Some of his performance highlights include sharing the stage with Aretha Franklin, Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Four Tops, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Western Piedmont Symphony, and Lincoln Symphony Orchestra. Patrick is a D’Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist.


Nessyah Buder Gallagher

200%'>The paper to be presented was co-written by Dr. Nessyah Gallagher, Dr. Mitchell Ohriner, and Dr. Xin Xia. Drs. Ohriner and Xia have given Dr. Gallagher permission to present this paper at the NASA Biennial Conference, 2018. Dr. Ohriner is the Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Dr. Xia received her D.M.A. in piano performance under the tutelage of Dr. John O’Conor in 2017, and she currently resides in Shanghai, China where she runs her own piano studio. Dr. Gallagher has studied with world renowned saxophonists Fred Hemke (Northwestern University, 2011), Dale Underwood (University of Miami, 2013), and Timothy Roberts (Shenandoah Conservatory, 2016). She was the 2012 recipient for the Presser Music Award which funded her research in Melbourne, Australia. In July 2017 she performed in the 100SAX conference in Melbourne, alongside many of today’s leading Australian saxophonists.   

James Bunte

 

Caleb Burkhardt

Caleb Burkhardt is an American saxophonist, currently pursuing his M.M. at Bowling Green State University where he studies with the world renowned Dr. John Sampen. He holds a B.M. from the College-Conservatory of Music where he studied with Dr James Bunte and Dr. Nathan Nabb. He has also done additional studies with Dr. Fred Hemke, Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University.

Griffin Campbell

Griffin Campbell has performed throughout the US and in South America, Europe, and Asia, including performances at meetings of the World Saxophone Congress, NASA, SCI, SEAMUS, and ICMC. Recordings can be found on the Capstone, Cat Crisis, Centaur, EMF, Innova, SEAMUS, Vestige, and WorldWinds labels. He has conducted seminars in saxophone performance at universities, conservatories, and conferences throughout the United States and in Bolivia, Brazil, Italy, Argentina, and China. His musical explorations include nearly every style and genre. Campbell is President of the North American Saxophone Alliance and Bayhi Alumni Professor of Saxophone at LSU, where he has taught since 1984. He is a Vandoren and Selmer Artist.

Dave Camwell

Saxophonist Dr. Dave Camwell is a distinguished, versatile and dynamic performer, and serves as the Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Troy University in Alabama. He can be heard on the Innova, Enharmonic, Teal Creek, and Mark Custom recording labels

www.davecamwell.com

 

Susan Fancher

 

Susan Fancher is an internationally-recognized concert saxophonist known for her deep, poetic musical interpretations. Her career has featured hundreds of concerts internationally as a soloist and as the member of chamber music ensembles, including the Red Clay, Amherst, Vienna, and Rollin’ Phones saxophone quartets.  Tours have taken her to Albania, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and throughout the US.  Susan Fancher an artist clinician for the Selmer and Vandoren companies, and teaches saxophone at Wake Forest and Duke Universities.

susanfancher.com 


Steve Carmichael

Dr. Steve Carmichael is a versatile saxophonist residing in Mclean, Virginia. Feeling at home in multiple music scenarios, Steve performs at ease in the classical, jazz, and commercial musical idioms.  Serving for 20 years as a saxophone and flute instrumentalist with the US Navy Music Program, he has performed for audiences in over 40 countries, including France, Italy, China, Russia, Australia, Germany, England, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Scotland, and many others.

Steve has performed at the Monterrey Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Yokohama Jazz Festival, US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, and North American Saxophone Alliance regional and national conferences. He has performed with the San Diego Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, NHK Tokyo Symphony, Chicago’s Northshore Concert Band, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Nuova Vista (Italy), the Susan Cook Saxophone Quartet, Spectrum Saxophone Quartet, and the San Diego Wind Ensemble.

Brendan Catalano

Brendan Catalano has performed as a saxophone soloist and chamber musician in cities across Canada and the United States. He was the grand award winner of the 2015 Saskatchewan Music Festival, first place winner of the 2017 American Protégé Woodwind Competition, and winner of the 49th University of Florida Concerto Competition.
Brendan's recent research includes an analysis and discussion of the historical application of music in the Star Wars universe, and the application of music therapy for sufferers of hearing loss. Brendan's performance interests include the study of extended techniques for saxophone and unaccompanied saxophone repertoire. 

Brendan received his Bachelor of Music degree with honors from the University of Saskatchewan. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree from the University of Florida, where he works as a graduate assistant for the saxophone studio. He has studied under Dr. Jonathan Helton, Dr. Glen Gillis, Troy Linsley, and Lyle Rebbeck. 

Christopher Charbonneau

Christopher M. Charbonneau completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance at Arizona State University in 2015. He holds a Master of Music degree from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University at Long Beach. His instructors have included Dr. Michael Hester, Dr. Timothy McAllister, Dr. Otis Murphy, Leo Potts, and Dr. Joseph Wytko. Christopher currently maintains a private studio of over 40 students in the East Valley area while performing with his wife, pianist Hanah Charbonneau, in Duo Charbonneau. Christopher also performs regularly as Tenor Saxophonist with the New Los Angeles Saxophone Quartet and California Saxophone Choir.


Damian Cheek

 

Chi Him Chik

Chi Him Chik is an active performer and improviser from Hong Kong. Graduated from Bowling Green State University, under the direction of Dr. John Sampen, Chi Him is now pursuing his Master's Degree at The University of Missouri Kansas City with Professor Zach Shemon.

Chi Him is the first Hong Kong saxophonist to advance into the semi-final round in the Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition. He is also the prizewinner of the 48th Annual Bowling Green State University Competition in Music Performance, the 55th Annual Lima Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition, and the 2015 and 2016 Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition.

As an advocate of new music, he has performed in many different countries and has commissioned and premiered a number of works by composers including Dai Fujikura, Mikel Kuehn, James Mobberley, Narong Prangcharoen, and more.

For more information, please visit www.chihimchik.com.


Brandon Choi

Brandon Jinwoo Choi is in great demand as an international soloist and he has appeared across three continents, in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Korea, Japan, and United States. As a soloist, Dr. Choi has been a Soloist with ensembles, Orchestras that include The Rumania Ploiesti State Philharmonic Orchestra, and in the great halls of the Seoul Art Center with The Korea Mostly Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Choi holds 4e cycle Perfectionnement (Artist Diploma) at the Consevatorie de Lyon, France with Jean-­Denis Michat. Choi was a teaching assistant and holds Doctor of Music Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music where he previously earned his Master of Music degree in Saxophone performance. Dr. Choi is professor of Seoul Art College, Sam Yuk University, Seoul, Korea and Seoul Chung Am Art University. Dr. Choi is D'Addario Emerging Artist and Yamaha Artist.


Brandon Choi

Brandon Jinwoo Choi is in great demand as an international soloist and he has appeared across three continents, in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Korea, Japan, and United States. Dr. Choi holds 4e cycle Perfectionnement (Artist Diploma) at the Consevatorie de Lyon, France with Jean-­Denis Michat. Choi was a teaching assistant and holds Doctor of Music Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music where he previously earned his Master of Music degree in Saxophone performance. Dr. Choi is professor of Seoul Art College, Sam Yuk University, Seoul, Korea and Seoul Chung Am Art University. Dr. Choi is D'Addario Emerging Artist and Yamaha Artist.


Michael Christensen

Michael Christensen is Instructor of Instrumental Music at Coffeyville Community College. He previously held the position of Lecturer of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Bands at The University of Texas at Brownsville, and maintained an active saxophone studio in Oklahoma City. He has performed throughout the United States and in Europe, as a soloist and chamber musician. He is a founding member of Quartet 35, Quartet Exordium, and Mirasol Quartet. His debut recording with Quartet Exordium can be found on iTunes and Amazon.com. He received his degrees from The University of Oklahoma and Texas Tech University. His primary teachers are Gail Hall, Glen Gillis, Stephen Jones, and David Dees. 

Harrison Clarke

Founded in 2015, Fuego Quartet is an award-winning chamber group devoted to the performance of both standard and contemporary works written for the saxophone. Most recently, they were awarded the Gold Medal at the 44th Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, 1st Place in Brass, Winds, and Percussion at the 8th Plowman Chamber Music Competition, and 2nd Place at the 2017 National MTNA Chamber Music Competition. Comprised of graduates from the Eastman School of Music, Fuego has been featured in a variety of settings from standard concert hall venues to community engagement concerts. They have been featured artists at the Strong National Museum of Play, The George Eastman Museum, Dorris Carlson Reading Garden, Phillis Wheatley Library, Susan B. Anthony Museum, Washington Square Concert Series, OSSIA Presents, [Col][lab], and WXXI Classical 91.5.

Landon Cole

Landon Cole is from Conway Arkansas and is currently a Senior at the University of Central Arkanas where he is studying music education and saxophone under Dr. Jackie Lamar. He is a member of the University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble and the UCA Jazz ensemble where he holds the principal chair in both ensembles. Landon is also the soprano chair in the C4 Saxophone Quartet. In 2016 he participated in the MTNA Young Artist Solo Competition where he won the state level and placed runner-up at the divisional level. 

Andrew Cook

Andrew Cook is an Associate Professor of Music at Harding University where he teaches woodwinds and directs the Harding University Jazz Band.  Prior to Harding, he served on the faculties of Ohio Valley University and Faulkner University, and as adjunct instructor of saxophone at Alabama State University, Alderson Broaddus College, and the Longy School of Music. 

He has appeared as a recitalist and clinician throughout the eastern US, performing in faculty/guest recitals at Longy School of Music, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Alabama State University, the Alabama Music Educators Association Conference and the Arkansas Saxophone Symposium.  Previously a member of the Boston Saxophone Quartet, he currently collaborates with percussionist Wesley Parker in the saxophone/marimba duo, Intersect. 

Cook holds degrees from the College of Wooster (B.M.), The Boston Conservatory (M.M.) and Boston University (D.M.A.). His former teachers include Kenneth Radnofsky, Curtis Johnson and Jose Rua.  


Christopher Creviston

Yamaha Artist CHRISTOPHER CREVISTON has played venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Paisley Park and the Apollo Theater.  As soloist and with the Capitol Quartet, Creviston has been featured with bands and orchestras across the U.S. In addition to several established recordings with these ensembles, Creviston recently released the premiere recording of the Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Band by William Bolcom with conductor Gary Hill and the Arizona State University Wind Orchestra. In January of 2017, Dr. Creviston took the position of President-Elect for the North American Saxophone Alliance. 

John Cummins

John Cummins has appeared throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia in a variety of solo and chamber music performances.  Recent performances include the Hong Kong International Saxophone Symposium, NASA Biennial Conference in Lubbock, TX, the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland, and the International Marimba Festival in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He has commissioned or premiered new works by Marilyn Shrude, David Smooke, Ian Dicke, Nima Hamidi, and Alexandros Spyrou.  Currently pursuing a DMA at the University of Iowa, John studies with Kenneth Tse. His recent performance and research activity includes recording and studying the saxophone music of Thierry Escaich and commissioning new works for saxophone duo with piano.  John holds degrees from Bowling Green State University and the University of Minnesota, and his past teachers include John Sampen, Eugene Rousseau, and Jane Williams.  


Nicole Day

Nickie Day is a musician that believes discomfort and unfamiliarity in music can lead to tremendous growth. Music should not only act as a tool used to provide comfort, but also as a tool designed to unleash curiosity. This can only be done when our perceptions and views (or ears) are challenged by new things. As a saxophonist, Nickie has a strong interest in new music and collaborative projects.


Nickie is a native of Las Vegas, NV where she graduated from the Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts. She received a bachelor’s degree in music performance from New Mexico State University where she studied under Dr. Rhonda Taylor. She received her Master’s degree from West Virginia University where she studied under Dr. Michael Ibrahim.


Jon De Lucia

Jon De Lucia is a woodwind performer based in Brooklyn, NY. He has released three albums as a leader, most recently As The River Sings on Fresh Sound New Talent in 2017. He holds an MA in Jazz Studies from the City College of New York and has studied with Lee Konitz, Andrew Sterman, Bill Pierce, George Garzone, Greg Osby, Joe Lovano and many more. His interest in the music of the baroque led to the forming of the Luce Trio, a new take on early music for saxophone, electric guitar and bass. This group has performed on WQXR’s Bach 360 and released Pieces, Vol. 1 on Musaeum Clausum Recordings. He published Bach Shapes, a book of Bach-inspired studies for the saxophone in 2017. His article on saxophonist Lester Young will be published in the November 2017 issue of the Jazz Research Journal. He can be found regularly performing in the NYC area.



David Detweiler

David Detweiler, Assistant Professor of Jazz Saxophone, joined the faculty at Florida State University in 2016 after serving as Director of Jazz Studies at Nazareth College (Rochester, NY). He has performed at many of New York City’s premier live-music venues such as The Blue Note, Birdland, The Knitting Factory and The Iridium. His first record as a leader, New York Stories, recorded in Tallahassee with Leon Anderson, Clarence Seay, Chris Pattishall, and Rick Lollar, received a favorable review by Scott Yanow.  His second record as a leader, The Dave Detweiler Trio featuring Fumi Tomita and Alex Patrick, was released in August 2015.

Dr. Detweiler received the DMA degree from the Eastman School of Music in 2015 and the MM degree from Florida State University in 2010. He also studied at both the University of North Texas and William Paterson University, receiving the BM degree from William Paterson.

Samuel Detweiler

Brett L. Wery is an active composer/arranger in the Capital Region area of upstate New York. He is a professor at Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady, NY where he teaches theory, conducting, and applied woodwind studies. Mr. Wery conducts the Schenectady County Community College Wind Ensemble and is the Music Director/Conductor of the Capital Region Wind Ensemble. As a professor at Schenectady County Community College Mr. Wery has been the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities as well as the SCCC Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching. Mr. Wery’s, Three Conversations with Coffee, was recently selected for inclusion in the International Trumpet Guild’s New Works Recital at the 2014 ITG Conference in Valley Forge PA.

Gregory Dewhirst

Dr. Gregory Dewhirst serves at Professor of Music with Tarrant County College, and Adjunct Professor of Saxophone and Associate Director of the wind ensemble at Texas Wesleyan University. Prior to his appointments at TCC and Wesleyan, he served as a teaching fellow at the University of North Texas.


An active performer, Dr. Dewhirst performs as a soloist and guest artist, the Northeast Orchestra, the Meridian Chamber Players, Tarrant County College, Texas Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, and the SAGA Saxophone Quartet.


His primary instructors have  included Dr. Eric Nestler, Eugene Rousseau, James Riggs, Wayne Dorothy, Matthew Patnode and Mark Watkins. He received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from North Dakota State University and his Master and Doctorate of Music from the University of North Texas respectively.


Emma Di Marco

A 2017 Churchill Fellowship recipient, Dr Emma Di Marco is an Australian classical saxophonist and D’Addario Woodwinds artist. She maintains a portfolio career as a performer, chamber musician, educator, artistic director, and researcher. As a champion of Australian music, Emma has toured on multiple occasions with programs of specially commissioned Australian works. Emma is a sessional lecturer in saxophone at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University; operates her own music education business, Emma Di Marco Music; and also holds teaching positions at two prestigious Brisbane schools. Emma is a founding member of the Barega Saxophone Quartet and has performed across Australia and Europe with the group. They released their debut album, Three Serpents, in 2015. Barega were recently featured soloists with the Queensland Wind Orchestra performing David Maslanka’s Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble. Emma is a casual saxophonist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.


Emma Di Marco

A 2017 Churchill Fellowship recipient, Dr Emma Di Marco is an Australian classical saxophonist and D’Addario Woodwinds artist. She maintains a portfolio career as a performer, chamber musician, educator, artistic director, and researcher. As a champion of Australian music, Emma has toured on multiple occasions with programs of specially commissioned Australian works. Emma is a sessional lecturer in saxophone at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University; operates her own music education business, Emma Di Marco Music; and also holds teaching positions at two prestigious Brisbane schools. Emma is a founding member of the Barega Saxophone Quartet and has performed across Australia and Europe with the group. They released their debut album, Three Serpents, in 2015. Barega were recently featured soloists with the Queensland Wind Orchestra performing David Maslanka’s Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble. Emma is a casual saxophonist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Christopher Dickhaus

Prior to moving to Iowa, Chris Dickhaus spent a decade building an active performance and teaching schedule throughout Dallas-Fort Worth.

Around this time, Chris was a two-time MTNA National Chamber Music Competition finalist (2008-09) as part of the North Texas Saxophone Quartet, won first place at the North Carolina MTNA solo competition (2005), and second place at the MTNA southern region solo competition (2006).

Chris holds performance degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the University of North Texas, having studied with Steven Stusek, and Eric Nestler, respectively.

Currently residing in Cedar Falls, Chris joined the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa as the Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone in fall 2016, and, in addition, began his role as Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Winona State University (MN) in fall 2017.


Joel Diegert

Joel Diegert is an internationally active saxophonist with a wide range of musical interests. He has achieved international success as a founding member of FIVE SAX, performing an entertaining show that combines musical performance with humor and theatrical elements. Concurrently Joel's interest in contemporary music led him to pursue his doctoral research on the topic "Extending the Saxophone via Live Electronics."

Joel was winner of the 2005 NASA classical competition, prize-winner of the 2011 Jean-Marie Londeix Competition, and prize-winner of 2011 Gaudeamus Competition. He has performed with internationally-renowned ensembles, such as Musikfabrik (Cologne), Phace (Vienna), and the Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra.  

Joel's studies brought him from the US to France and Austria, and his primary saxophone teachers were Lars Mlekusch, Vincent David, Jean-Michel Goury, John Sampen, Steven Mauk and April Lucas. Joel holds the position of visiting professor of saxophone at West Virginia University for the 2017-18 academic year.


 


Seychelle Dunn-Corbin

Seychelle Dunn-Corbin is a saxophonist known for her inclusion of African American artistry in performance and education. Having attended Morgan State Univeristy, Seychelle furthered her education at  Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Ma  earning her graduate performance diploma while studying with classical saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky. She is highly involved with the surrounding community having served as board member of the Ashmont Hill Chamber Music Society and currently as the Director of Educational Programming with Castle of our Skins; an organization that promotes and celebrates black artistry. Seychelle has dedicated her musical and artistic exploration to preserving and discovering the music of black composers and musicians in both classical and contemporary styles. She has commissioned several pieces for both saxophone & piano, as well as saxophone quartet, and mixed ensemble. Seychelle currently studies at Boston University as a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate.

Aaron Durst

A native of Spencer, Iowa, Aaron M. Durst earned the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Saxophone Performance at the University of Georgia, the Master of Arts Degree in Music (Wind Conducting) at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and the Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from the University of South Dakota.  He has studied saxophone with Kenneth Fischer and Kenneth Carroll, and conducting with James Bicigo and Madeline Schatz.  He has been a saxophonist in the United States Army, and was stationed with the 9th Army Band at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.  He is a past member of the Kenneth Fischer Saxophone Quartet and the University of Georgia Saxophone Quartet.  He pursues performance opportunities throughout the Midwest and currently collaborates with percussionist David Kile to perform saxophone and percussion compositions as Duo Eigentone.  Dr. Durst is Director of Instrumental Music at the University of Wisconsin – Stout.

Robert Eason

Hailed by Fanfare magazine for his "exceptional feel for elegance, wit… and tonal beauty," Bob Eason is a doctoral student studying with Dr. Otis Murphy at Indiana University. He holds a master's degree in saxophone performance from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Houston, where he studied with Mr. Dan Gelok, Mrs. Valerie Vidal, and Dr. Karen Wylie. Bob was recently a semi-finalist in the 5th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bob is the soprano saxophonist of the Kenari Saxophone Quartet, a dynamic and innovative ensemble that has received numerous awards and accolades including top prizes at several of the nation's chamber music competitions including the M-Prize, Fischoff, Coleman, J.C. Arriaga, Plowman, and Chesapeake Bay chamber music competitions, as well as a residency with the American Public Media program "Performance Today".


Rami El-Farrah

Dr. Rami El-Farrah is a concert saxophonist best known for his work as a soloist and member of the Zenith Quintet, Bel Cuore Quartet and the Austin Saxophone Ensemble. As an award-winning soloist and chamber musician, Dr. El-Farrah has performed across the United States and throughout Europe. Dr. El-Farrah and has been featured on several musical albums, as well as new albums forthcoming with Bel Cuore Quartet and Austin Saxophone Ensemble. In addition to concertizing Dr. El-Farrah teaches saxophone at The University of Texas at San Antonio, where he also leads the university’s saxophone ensemble.


Dannel Espinoza

Dannel Espinoza is the adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Florida Atlantic University, as well as an active freelance saxophonist and private studio educator. Dr. Espinoza maintains a busy performing schedule with his chamber ensembles Project Fusion and Kontra Duo, as well as his solo appearances. He holds a DMA in Saxophone Performance and Literature with a minor in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music, where he was also awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. He earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northern Arizona University and Florida State University, respectively.

Adam Estes

Adam Estes is Assistant Professor of Woodwinds at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS where he teaches saxophone and bassoon, coaches woodwind chamber ensembles, and teaches woodwinds methods courses. Most recently, he was Assistant Professor of Woodwinds at Minot State University. Estes has also held posts as Visiting Professor of Saxophone at Furman University, the University of South Carolina as well as Instructor of Saxophone at Presbyterian College and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.  

Furthermore, Estes is a founding member of the Assembly Quartet.  He maintains an active performance schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician. His performing career has taken him to venues in Scotland, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, France, and Belgium.  Adam Estes has recorded on Albany Records, MSR Classics, and AMP Recordings.  He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and performs exclusively on Yamaha saxophones. www.adamesteswinds.com


Laurent Estoppey

Swiss saxophonist and composer established in Greensboro, Laurent Estoppey  plays in various ensembles, from chamber to orchestras.

Estoppey’s musical activity is divided between written music (he premiered more than 200 works by many composers) and improvisation. He performs throughout Switzerland, many European countries, as well as Russia, Canada, USA, Argentina, Guatemala and South Africa.

As a composer, Estoppey writes for concerts as well as for multimedia works (video, theater, dance), with a frequent use of electronics.

His discography contains more than twenty recordings.

Estoppey plays with – among others - Ikue Mori, Elliot Sharp, Anthony Coleman and Sylvie Courvoisier, and frequently collaborates with visual artists (amongst whom Xavier Veilhan and Christian Marclay).

www.laurentestoppey.com


Eleri Ann Evans

Saxophonist Eleri Ann Evans recently completed her PhD research into unconventional saxophone performance techniques at the University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom). Her research and her own performance both encompass the development of existing saxophone playing techniques and the formation of new techniques which broaden the capabilities of the instrument.    

 


Eleri Ann Evans

Saxophonist Eleri Ann Evans recently completed her PhD research into unconventional saxophone performance techniques at the University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom). Her research and her own performance both encompass the development of existing saxophone playing techniques and the formation of new techniques which broaden the capabilities of the instrument.


Noa Even

See "Pieces to be Performed" section for bios. 

Noa Even

Noa Even is a Cleveland-based saxophonist dedicated to sparking deeper interest in the arts of today through the performance of contemporary music. She is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project. Her duos, Ogni Suono and Patchwork, collaborate regularly with composers and provide educational experiences for students of all ages. They have been featured as guest artists at many notable festivals and concert series, including the Singapore Saxophone Symposium, Bowling Green New Music Festival, NEOSonicFest, Omaha Under the Radar, SEAMUS, Outpost Series, Permutations, and Frequency Series. Noa has also presented numerous master classes and clinics at schools across the country and abroad. She teaches at Kent State University and holds a DMA in contemporary music from Bowling Green State University. Noa is a Conn-Selmer and Vandoren artist.


Christine Ewald

Christine Ewald is from Park Ridge, Illinois. She is pursuing a double major in physics education and music performance at Illinois State University, where she studies saxophone with Dr. Paul Nolen. Throughout her time at ISU, she has performed in masterclasses with saxophonists such as the H2 quartet and members of the United States Army Field band. As a member of ISU's saxophone choir, she participated in the premiers of pieces by Roy Magnuson and Joshua Keeling during the 2016 Biennial NASA conference in Lubbock, Texas. In 2016, she received honorable mention at the Illinois state round of MTNA’s woodwind category of the Young Artists Performance competition. In February of 2017, she received honorable mention for ISU’s orchestra concerto competition with Decruck’s Sonata. She is also a member of the international professional music fraternity Delta Omicron.


Susan Fancher

Susan Fancher is a well-known performer of new music for saxophone, internationally-recognized for her deep, poetic musical interpretations. Her career has featured hundreds of concerts internationally as a soloist and as the member of chamber music ensembles, including the Red Clay, Amherst, Vienna, and Rollin’ Phones saxophone quartets. She has performed in many of the world’s leading venues including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Filharmonia Hall in Warsaw, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, just to name a few. Susan Fancher premiered Mark Engebretson’s Concerto for soprano saxophone April 2012 in Sala São Paulo, Brazil. She has also performed the Concerto with the SUNY Fredonia Wind Ensemble and the Roosevelt University Wind Ensemble.  Susan Fancher an artist clinician for the Selmer and Vandoren companies, and teaches saxophone at Wake Forest and Duke Universities.


Susan Fancher

The Duke University Saxophone Quartet was formed in 2010. DUSQ performs music from the standard repertoire, to original works and arrangements by members of the ensemble. Matthew Tedesco, soprano saxophonist, started playing saxophone in fourth grade and since then has performed in Wind Symphonies, Symphony Orchestras, Jazz Bands, and Pit Orchestras. He also plays clarinet, flute, and trumpet. Bilva Sanaba, alto saxophonist, has been playing saxophone and piano since 4th grade. He is President of the Duke Wind Symphony and loves to arrange for quartet in his free time. Larissa Cox, tenor saxophonist, has played saxophone for 10 years. In addition to DUSQ, she plays in the Duke University Wind Symphony and presents annual solo recitals at Duke University. Baritone saxophonist, Glenn Huang, began playing saxophone, piano, and guitar from a young age. He continues to broaden his musical horizons, through arranging, composing, producing, engineering, and more.

Dave Feller

Dr. David E. Feller

Dr. Feller is currently Director of Woodwind Studies at Weber State University where he has taught saxophone, clarinet and woodwind techniques for 27 years. He holds MMA and DMA degrees in woodwind performance from Indiana University where he studied saxophone with Eugene Rousseau. He also studied at the Academy of Music in Berlin.  For over 25 years, Feller has performed as section leader and soloist on both classical and jazz works with the Utah Symphony, Ballet West Orchestra and the Orchestra at Temple Square. He is also a world-class doubler having performed with numerous national touring companies and countless musical performances.  Feller has performed and recorded throughout the United States and appeared as guest soloist and lecturer in Europe.  He is also active as a performer and manager for the Utah Saxophone Quartet. A recent double CD recording with Tantara Records has sold over 3000 copies.

 

wenbo feng

Wenbo Feng is a contemporary classical saxophone player who studied DMA program at present from Dr. Eric Nestler in University of North Texas. He is also a teaching fellow in the college of music, University of North Texas. Wenbo had excellent performing skills and had a lot of performing experiences around China and United States. He not only performs, but also composes. In January 2015, Wenbo went to US Navy Bnad Saxophone Symposium and gave two performances, which are all his own composition. In 2018, at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference. He would give a recital and feature all Asian composer's muisc.

Stephen Fischer

Saxophonist Stephen Fischer maintains an active schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Dr. Fischer is the applied saxophone instructor in the Department of Music at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia, and has also served on the faculties of Clemson University, The University of Georgia, and the University of West Georgia.

As a performer, Dr. Fischer is an active member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, and has been invited to perform at the organization's national and regional conferences in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. He has also performed as a soloist and chamber musician at meetings of the World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis, Minnesota (2003), Ljubljana, Slovenia (2006), St. Andrews, Scotland (2012), and most recently in Strasbourg, France (2015). 

Stephen Fischer received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance from the University of Georgia, studying with Dr. Kenneth Fischer.  

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Herbert Flanders

Stan Flanders is an active musician, teacher and instrument repair technician for Chick Music, based in Athens, GA .  Dr. Flanders performances encompass a diverse array of genres of which he has worked with Big Star Third, the Celebrity All-Star Band, and the Artie Ball Swing Band along with performing as a founding member of the experimental ensemble :lovesongs. Among his academic concentrations, Dr. Flanders is active in ethnomusicological research with his primary interest in Indian music. His dissertation, “Engaging Hybridity: Indian Hindustani and Carnatic Practices in the Western Classical Saxophone Tradition,” explores how the Western classical saxophonist is uniquely qualified in incorporating traditional Indian musical methodology. He is a graduate of Columbus State University (BM) and the University of Georgia (MM,DMA). His teachers include Dr. Amy Griffiths, Dr. Kenneth Fischer, Dr. Eugene Rousseau, Dr. Joseph Wytko and Dr. Connie Frigo. 

Tyler Flowers

Tyler Flowers is currently a DMA candidate in Saxophone Performance and Saxophone Teaching Assistant at Arizona State University under the direction of Dr. Christopher Creviston.  Previously, Mr. Flowers received his MM from Arizona State University and his BM from the University of South Carolina under the direction of Dr. Clifford Leaman.  Mr. Flowers won the ASU Concerto Competition in 2014, placed second in the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition as a member of Mosaic Quartet in 2015, and placed second in the Arapahoe Philharmonic Concerto Competition in 2015.  In addition to actively performing as a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Flowers has been teaching privately throughout the Phoenix area since 2013.   


Paul Forsyth

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. He has been instrumental in commissioning several new works for solo saxophone, saxophone quartet, and saxophone/oboe duo.  Paul Forsyth joined the faculty of Northwestern State University in the fall of 2007 and currently serves as Associate Professor of Saxophone.  In the past, he has been on the faculties of Albion College, Spring Arbor University, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.  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.  Dr. Forsyth is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is a member of two renowned chamber ensembles, the Three Reeds Duo and the Iridium Quartet.  

Sean Fredenburg

Dr. Sean Fredenburg serves as the Instructor of Saxophone at Portland State University where he teaches applied saxophone, chamber music, and woodwind techniques. He is dedicated to promoting new music works from many bright young composers. Outside of the university setting, he is the saxophone chamber music coach for the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, appears as artist faculty at Woodwinds at Wallowa Lake, and is instructor of saxophone and world music at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. 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.


Bob Fuson

Bob Fuson is on the faculties of Hastings College and Doane University. He received his DMA from the University of Nebraska studying with Paul Haar.

Bob Fuson

Dr. Bob Fuson is on the faculties of Hastings College and Doane University. He is the leading authority on the life and works of the late LeRoi Moore.

Todd Gaffke

Todd Gaffke enjoys a diverse musical career as a performer and educator.  He has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and in Europe.  His playing has garnered numerous awards including: Downbeat Magazine’s Outstanding Classical Soloist, Liberace Foundation Scholarship Competition winner, and 1st-prize in the Plowman Chamber Music Competition.  He has performed in professional orchestras and concert bands throughout the Midwest.  Dr. Gaffke performs frequently with the University of Akron Faculty Jazz Group.  He has performed at the Detroit and Lansing Jazz Festivals, and performed with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Harry James Orchestra, and Lansing Symphony Big Band.   

Dr. Gaffke is currently Assistant Professor of Saxophone at The University of Akron.  He earned a BM from Central Michigan University, and MM and DMA degrees from Michigan State University.  His primary teachers include Joseph Lulloff, John Nichol, and Rob Smith.  Dr. Gaffke is a D’Addarrio Woodwinds Performing Artist.


Todd Gaffke

Todd Gaffke enjoys a diverse musical career as a performer and educator.  He has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and in Europe.  His playing has garnered numerous awards including: Downbeat Magazine’s Outstanding Classical Soloist, Liberace Foundation Scholarship Competition winner, and 1st-prize in the Plowman Chamber Music Competition.  He has performed in professional orchestras and concert bands throughout the Midwest.  Dr. Gaffke performs frequently with the University of Akron Faculty Jazz Group.  He has performed at the Detroit and Lansing Jazz Festivals, and performed with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Harry James Orchestra, and Lansing Symphony Big Band.   

Dr. Gaffke is currently Assistant Professor of Saxophone at The University of Akron.  He earned a BM from Central Michigan University, and MM and DMA degrees from Michigan State University.  His primary teachers include Joseph Lulloff, John Nichol, and Rob Smith.  Dr. Gaffke is a D’Addarrio Woodwinds Performing Artist.


Xin Gao

The Ren Duo formed in Greensboro, NC between Dr. Xin Gao, assistant professor of music at Truman State University, and Taiki Azuma, DMA candidate at UNCG, having first performed in April of 2016. In collaboration over the past year, they have performed various pieces for both saxophone duos and saxophone duo plus piano. An interest in bringing forth pieces outside of the saxophone discipline sparked their premiere performance of Disco Toccata (arr. Azuma) at the 2017 International Saxophone Symposium in Fairfax, VA.

Gilbert Garza

Gilbert Garza is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance at The University of Iowa, under the tutelage of Dr. Kenneth Tse. He currently performs with The University of Iowa Symphony Band and the University of Iowa Saxophone Ensemble.

Garza holds a Bachelor of Music Studies degree with EC-12 Texas All-Level Certification from Texas State University and a Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from The University of Texas at Austin. He has earned several awards including Downbeat Award for Classical Group (Phoenix Saxophone Quartet), TMEA undergraduate scholarships, and was named a semi-finalist for the 2016 NASA solo and quartet competition. Garza has attended several prestigious summer programs including the 2012 Eastman Saxophone Institute, the 2013 American Saxophone Academy and L’Université Européenne de Saxophone. 


Dan Gelok

The Wiit/Gelok duo, comprised of saxophonists Dan Gelok and Woody Witt, have been performing as a duo since 2014. Blending shared experience in classical, jazz, folk, and pop idioms, the duo has made a particular emphasis on newly commisioned works, new adaptations of older works, and free (unstructured) improvisation. Based in Houston, Texas, the group has engaged in recent projects such as a concert tour of local colleges, a recording session for an upcoming compilation of saxophone duets, and concert-length recitals of completely improvised music.


Grace Gelpi

Grace Gelpi is a junior in the Michigan State University saxophone studio as a student of Professor Joseph Lulloff. She is pursuing degrees in Music Performance and Music Education. Her previous teachers include Taimur Sullivan, Jennifer Strickland, and Dave Finucane. Recently, Grace participated in the Universitée Européenne de Saxophone in Gap, France, attending lessons with Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Arno Bornkamp, and others. She has performed in masterclasses led by Nobuya Sugawa, Capitol Quartet, Zachary Shemon, Christopher Creviston, and others.  Grace plays soprano saxophone as a member of Spectra Quartet. She is also a current member of the MSU Symphony Band and the MSU saxophone ensemble. As a member of the MSU saxophone ensemble, she performed at the 2017 North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Region 5 conference and the 2016 NASA conference. As a previous member of the MSU Wind Symphony, she performed at the 2017 CBDNA national conference.

Noah Getz

Hailed as a “highly skillful and an even more highly adventurous player” (Washington City Paper) with “virtuosity, sensitivity, and beauty of tone” (Fanfare), Noah Getz has performed and lectured worldwide, including appearances at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Carnegie Hall, Zilkha Hall, The Phillips Collection and the Polish Woodwind Festival in Wolsztyn, Poland.  An avid chamber musician, Getz received a first-round Grammy nomination with the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet and has performed with the National Gallery New Music Ensemble, the 21st Century Consort, and the Empyrean Ensemble.  Getz is committed to commissioning and premiering new works for saxophone, including recent collaborations with Stephen Hartke, Steve Antosca, David Amram and Ken Ueno.  His premiere of Antosca’s in every way I remember you at the National Gallery of Art was acclaimed as “spectacular and wonderfully provocative” (Washington Post).  He is a Musician-In-Residence at American University in Washington, DC.


Noah Getz

Hailed as a “highly skillful and an even more highly adventurous player” (Washington City Paper) with “virtuosity, sensitivity, and beauty of tone” (Fanfare), Noah Getz has performed and lectured worldwide, including appearances at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Carnegie Hall, Zilkha Hall, The Phillips Collection and the Polish Woodwind Festival in Wolsztyn, Poland.  An avid chamber musician, Getz received a first-round Grammy nomination with the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet and has performed with the National Gallery New Music Ensemble, the 21st Century Consort, and the Empyrean Ensemble.  Getz is committed to commissioning and premiering new works for saxophone, including recent collaborations with Stephen Hartke, Steve Antosca, David Amram and Ken Ueno.  His premiere of Antosca’s in every way I remember you at the National Gallery of Art was acclaimed as “spectacular and wonderfully provocative” (Washington Post).

He is a Musician-In-Residence at American University in Washington, DC.


 


Evan Gidley

      Evan Gidley is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne where he received a BM in Saxophone Performance and a BSM in Music Technology.  He has performed concertos with The Marion Philharmonic Orchestra and the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Community Orchestra. Evan has performed at both Lincoln Center as part of the New York City Jazz Festival with his jazz combo and Carnegie Hall with the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Symphonic Wind Ensemble.  He has participated in the Eastman School of Music’s American Saxophone Academy, and has played on masterclasses for Dr. Fred Hemke, Dr. John Sampen, Dr. Ted Liley, and Hans De Jong.  Evan is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Saxophone Performance at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music where he studies with Dr. James Bunte and Rick VanMatre.  His past teachers include Dr. Nathan Nabb, Dr. Farrell Vernon and Dr. James Ator.



Glen Gillis

Glen Gillis is Professor of Saxophone, Conducting, and Music Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Having performed at many NASA and World Saxophone Congresses, he hosted the 2013 NASA Region 9 Conference and is currently the director of Region 9. As a Conn-Selmer Artist/Clinician he has also presented at equally important conferences such as CBDNA, WASBE, TMEA, British Forum for Ethnomusicology, and The Midwest Clinic. He released SaxSpectrum ©2009 (MSR Classics) and SaxSpectrum 2 ©2014 (MSR Classics - nominated in 2015 for a Western Canadian Music Award) highlighting his compositions and commissioned works for saxophone. His career has spanned over three decades in the realms of classical, contemporary, and jazz, having performed in North American, Europe, and Asia. He has several published compositions for saxophone through Eighth Note (Alfred Music). He received degrees from the Universities of Saskatchewan, Northwestern, and Missouri. You can visit his website at glengillis.com.  


Joseph Girard

Joe Girard is Visiting Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Columbus State University where he teaches saxophone and lectures throughout the university. He is tenor saxophonist of the Donald Sinta Quartet, First Prize winners at the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York City and is professionally managed by CAG. Dr. Girard regularly performs around the country, having appeared in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Meyerson Symphony Center, and Walt Disney Hall. Internationally, he has given recitals and concerto performances in China, France, Greece, Japan, Scotland, and Switzerland. 

Dr. Girard received his Doctorate from Michigan State University and both his Masters and Bachelors from the University of Michigan. Additionally, he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and applies many of the concepts from the sciences to his teaching and performing. He is a Selmer Performing Artist and performs exclusively on Selmer Paris Saxophones.


Edward Goodman

Edward Goodman is the Assistant Professor of Saxophone at The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. He holds degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan where his primary teachers were Joseph Lulloff, Diego Rivera, Donald Sinta, Andrew Bishop, and Timothy McAllister. Prestigous venues performed at around the world include the Kennedy Center, and in eight performances at the SaxOpen Festival in Strasbourg 2016 with his saxophone sextet, The Moanin’ Frogs. Edward was the winner of the NASA National Solo Competition in 2008, and has since won numerous other competitions. Edward performed in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Music Academy of the West Orchestra, New World Symphony, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and in ensembles such as PRISM and the Donald Sinta Quartet. He has taught at both Interlochen Center of the Arts and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Edward is a Yamaha Performing Artist and D’Addario Performing Artist. 


Gavin Goodwin

Using the saxophone as a lens to examine contemporary music, Gavin Goodwin has enjoyed an international performing career across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. With contemporary music as a focus, he aims to explore the possibilities of the saxophone as a vehicle for musical innovation and experimentation. Educated in both Canada and the United States, Gavin holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) and a Master of Music degree from Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH). His teachers include Marie-Chantal Leclair, Allison Balcetis, William H. Street, and John Sampen. Gavin is currently pursuing a Graduate Artist Diploma in the Schulich School of Music at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). www.gavingoodwin.com


Alexander Graham

Saxophonist and composer Alex Graham is an internationally recognized performer and educator who has performed as a leader or sideman with a variety of artists at festivals, clubs, and/or concert halls all over the world. He has been awarded fellowships and residencies to compose original music, and is an Associate Professor of Saxophone at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Graham’s most recent CD on Origin Records, Brand New, was highly ranked in the national jazzweek radio charts, and made several top ten lists in the year it was released. Alex is a performing artist and clinician for Jupiter Saxophones, and a Vandoren Regional Artist.

Derek Granger

Derek Granger is an Associate Instructor of Saxophone at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he is pursuing his MM in Saxophone Performance in the studio of Otis Murphy. A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Derek graduated from the University of Arizona in 2011 with degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance. Derek served as the Director of Choirs at Flowing Wells High School in Tucson, Arizona from 2011 until 2017, during which time he also played alto saxophone with the Presidio Saxophone Quartet and freelanced throughout the Tucson area. Former teachers include Timothy McAllister, Kelland Thomas, and Mark McArthur. 

Dan Graser

Saxophonist Dan Graser is one of the pre-eminent pedagogues and performers of his generation. Following undergraduate study with Tim McAllister at the Crane School of Music and Doctoral study with Donald Sinta at the University of Michigan, Dan recently was added to the faculty of Grand Valley State University where he serves as Professor of Saxophone. As soprano saxophonist of the world-renowned Donald Sinta Quartet Dan has been fortunate to receive 1st prize at the Mprize Competition, 1st prize at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Alice Coleman Grand Prize of the Coleman Competition, and 1st Prize of the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition. As an orchestral performer Dan has performed with the Detroit Symphony, New World Symphony, and Grand Rapids Symphony uner the batons of Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, and John Adams.

Dan Graser

Saxophonist Dan Graser is one of the pre-eminent pedagogues and performers of his generation. Following undergraduate study with Tim McAllister at the Crane School of Music and Doctoral study with Donald Sinta at the University of Michigan, Dan recently was added to the faculty of Grand Valley State University where he serves as Professor of Saxophone. As soprano saxophonist of the world-renowned Donald Sinta Quartet Dan has been fortunate to receive 1st prize at the Mprize Competition, 1st prize at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Alice Coleman Grand Prize of the Coleman Competition, and 1st Prize of the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition. As an orchestral performer Dan has performed with the Detroit Symphony, New World Symphony, and Grand Rapids Symphony uner the batons of Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, and John Adams.


Randall Hall

Randall Hall is a leading interpreter of contemporary music for saxophone. Innova Recordings describes his music as “high-octane, supercharged sax” while The Wire declares that he plays with “utter confidence”, “fire and teeth”, and “unexpectedly tough beauty.” Internationally active as a performer and clinician, Hall has given concerts, lectures, and master-classes around the world. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant, Beebe Grant, Presser Music Award, and the Premier prix in the Concour Région Ile-de-France. He studied saxophone with Claude Delangle, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Jean-Michel Goury, Kenneth Radnofsky, and Ramon Ricker, and holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, CNR Boulogne-Billancourt, and Warner Pacific College. He is Associate Professor of Music at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where he teaches saxophone, improvisation, electronic music, music theory, and liberal studies.


Mark Harris

Mark Harris is Assistant Professor of Studio Saxophone and Improvisation at MSU Denver.  He also directs sax quartets, and teaches an Improvisation for Classical Musicians class.  He has worn many musical hats, and improvised in many musical situations while backing artists from Bob Hope and Roger Waters, to working with original music bands in Afro-Pop, Electronic, Big Band, Avant Garde, Art Rock, Classical Chamber, Children’s Music, and other uncategorizable styles. 

Mark earned a soundpainting certification with Walter Thompson in January, 2013. He has presented demonstrations on improvising to the North American Saxophone Alliance, the Colorado Music Educators Association yearly conference, and the Colorado State Music Teachers conference, College Music Society conferences in Denver, Tacoma Washington, San Antonio Texas, and professional development sessions for Boulder, Jefferson and Denver Public School ensemble directors. He spends much time visiting schools sharing improvisation with music students of all levels.     

Ben Harting

An avid educator and performer, saxophonist Ben Harting’s adventurous spirit has led to solo, chamber, and large ensemble performances across Europe, Asia, and South America. While his first love was the full, warm timbre of the saxophone, his time spent exploring the sounds of other cultures and his study of the expanding saxophone repertoire has led to an appreciation of the extended techniques so prevalent in contemporary literature. In addition to his administrative responsibilities as the University of Missouri School of Music Admissions Coordinator, Ben regularly performs with the saxophone-percussion duo Stix + Lix, serves as the resident saxophonist of the Columbia Civic Orchestra, and maintains a private studio of junior high and high school saxophone and piano students. He holds a Master of Music degree in saxophone performance from the University of Missouri.

Adam Hawthorne

Adam Hawthorne, an active performer and educator currently based in the Chicago area, is pursuing a Master’s degree in Saxophone Performance at Northern Illinois University with Thomas Snydacker. While at Northern Illinois, Adam has held chairs in Northern Illinois Wind Ensemble as principal saxophonist, as well as Baritone Saxophonist of the Northern Illinois Jazz Orchestra. Adam also works as a Graduate Teaching assistant in the Northern Illinois Music Education Department. As a soloist, Adam won the Northern Illinois University Concerto Competition in 2016, and competed in the inaugural International Saxophone Symposium and Competition in 2012. Adam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois and served as the Director of Vocal and Instrumental Music at Rantoul Township High School after completing his undergraduate degree. While at the University of Illinois, Adam studied with Debra Richtmeyer. 


Joshua Heaney

Joshua Heaney is an Atlanta-based saxophonist, performing solo, chamber, and new music. Joshua has appeared in performances throughout the United States and has presented at NASA and NAfME conferences. His playing has received accolades, described by renowned conductor Tim Reynish as, “…extremely sensitive dynamically, with a beautiful sound.” Joshua has excelled in competitions for solo and chamber playing, including the Susquehanna University and Thomas M. Brumby Concerto Competitions, MTNA Solo and Chamber Competitions, Great Composers Competition Series, and ENKOR. An advocate for new music, Joshua regularly comissions new works for the saxophone and was recently featured in SoundNOW, Atlanta's contemporary music festival. Joshua holds a BM from Susquehanna University and a MM from Georgia State University. He currently is pursing an artist's certificate from Georgia State University and serves as graduate assistant. 

Joshua Heaney is a Conn-Selmer artist-clinician and performs using Selmer Paris saxophones and mouthpieces.


John Heilig

            John Heilig is from Cooper City, Florida, and is currently a PhD student in music theory at Indiana University, where he also completed his masters. He received a bachelor’s degree in music theory with a certificate in performance from Florida State University, where he studied under Patrick Meighan. His research interests are performance and identity in the music of the 20th century, with particular admiration for the works of Anton Webern. John has performed with the IU saxophone ensemble, and recently organized and premiered a new composition on the IU Graduate Theory Association’s annual fall recital. His favorite color is purple.


Jeffrey Heisler

Jeffrey Heisler is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Oakland University (Rochester, MI). Dr. Heisler’s accolades include 1st prize gold medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and a Downbeat Magazine Classical Soloist Award. He has given the American premieres of Luciano Berio’s Recit, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Entführung and premiered new saxophone versions of works by luminary composers Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Steve Reich, Chen Yi, David Lang, Marc Mellits, and Jennifer Higdon. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Contemporary Music from Bowling Green State University and has studied with John Sampen and John Nichol. Dr. Heisler is a Selmer Paris and Legere Performing Artist Clinician.

Jeffrey Heisler

The Assembly Quartet is a professional chamber music ensemble whose mission is to promote music and education. Formed in 2003 at the University of South Carolina, the Quartet’s principal objective is to engage audiences and communities with chamber music and music of our time.  

Assembly has completed residencies in Mississippi, Michigan, North Dakota, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. The group has performed with the Minot Symphony Orchestra, the Motor City Symphony, and the Aiken Concert Band along with perforances at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences, the International Saxophone Symposium, and the World Saxophone Congress.

Committed to furthering the saxophone repertoire, Assembly has commissioned works by Marilyn Shrude, David Maslanka, Marc Mellits, Simon Fink, and Benjamin Taylor. The Assembly Quartet is a versatile ensemble, comfortable performing a wide variety of styles from orchestral pops to virtuosic avant-garde. Members include: Jeffrey Heisler, Ian Jeffress, Matthew Younglove, and Adam Estes. 


Jonathan Helton

Jonathan Helton, Professor of Saxophone at the University of Florida School of Music, is an active solo recitalist and chamber musician appearing in concerts worldwide, including Montreal, Vancouver, Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo, Taipei, Bangkok, Sydney, London, Paris, Bogota, Brasilia, Mendoza, Chicago, Washington, DC, and New York. He has been featured on programs of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the World Saxophone Congress, the College Music Society, Wisconsin Composers’ Alliance, Chicago Consortium of Composers, and the New Music Chicago Festival. His performances have been heard on North Carolina Public Radio, on WFMT in Chicago, and in national and international radio syndication. He is featured on compact discs from Centaur, Elf, Innova, Mark Records, Parma, and Music from Northwestern. From 1992 to1999 Dr. Helton served on the faculty at Northwestern University. He is a Selmer Artist/Clinician, and a former President of the North American Saxophone Alliance. 


Jonathan Helton

Jonathan Helton, Professor of Saxophone at the University of Florida School of Music, is an active solo recitalist and chamber musician appearing in concerts worldwide, including Montreal, Vancouver, Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo, Taipei, Bangkok, Sydney, London, Paris, Bogota, Brasilia, Mendoza, Chicago, Washington, DC, and New York. He has been featured on programs of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the World Saxophone Congress, the College Music Society, Wisconsin Composers’ Alliance, Chicago Consortium of Composers, and the New Music Chicago Festival. His performances have been heard on North Carolina Public Radio, on WFMT in Chicago, and in national and international radio syndication. He is featured on compact discs from Centaur, Elf, Innova, Mark Records, Parma, and Music from Northwestern. From 1992 to1999 Dr. Helton served on the faculty at Northwestern University. He is a Selmer Artist/Clinician, and a former President of the North American Saxophone Alliance. 

Lois Hicks-Wozniak

Lois Hicks-Wozniak is an active concert saxophonist in the New York Metropolitan Region and the Hudson Valley. A saxophonist with the United States Military Academy Band (the West Point Band) from 1996-2004, she is currently principal saxophonist with the New Jersey Wind Symphony and on the faculty at Marist College, the State University of New York at New Paltz and the New England Music Camp. Among her many performances she was a featured soloist at the Caramoor Music Festival and has performed a debut recital in Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall. http://www.loishickswozniak.com

  

Carly Hood

Carly Hood is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts with a cognate in Music History at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). There, she plays baritone saxophone in the Rhine Quartet, which was recently named winner of the Ohio MTNA Competition for Chamber Winds. Ms. Hood studies with Dr. James Bunte, and has served as both Saxophone and Music Education Graduate Assistant. Ms. Hood holds a Masters of Music in saxophone from Stephen F. Austin State University, where she studied with Dr. Nathan Nabb and served as Teaching Assistant for the saxophone studio. While there she was a winner of the 2013 SFA Solo/Aria Competition, and was invited to perform Paule Maurice’s Tableaux du Provence with the SFA Orchestra of the Pines. Ms. Hood received bachelor's degrees in Saxophone Performance and Music Education from CCM.

Jonathan Hulting-Cohen

Saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen performs as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He has premiered three saxophone concertos and performed standards with the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, Adrian Symphony Orchestra, and Tulare County Symphony Orchestra. He presented solo recitals in Strasbourg, France, Mississippi University for Women, and the Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival, and performed chamber music with David Shifrin at Chamber Music Northwest. With the Admiral Launch Duo, Hulting-Cohen commissioned and premiered nationwide ten works for harp and saxophone. Co-founder of The Moanin’ Frogs saxophone sextet, he performs internationally and maintains a visible profile in popular chamber music. He can be heard with these groups on the Albany Records and Teal Creek Music labels. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen earned his BM and MM under Donald Sinta at the University of Michigan and is a Conn-Selmer and D’Addario Woodwinds Artist. He is now Assistant Professor of Saxophone at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Diane Hunger

Known for her 'sophisticated sound spectrum' and 'enthralling performance' Diane Hunger is recognized internationaly and performs frequently as soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, as well as North and South America. Recently she could be heard as soloist with the Hamburger Symphoniker (Germany), the Filarmonica Banatul (Romania) (premiering the Tenor Saxophone Concerto by Kalevi Aho), Lubbock Symphony, Fredonia Wind Symphony, and Syracuse Wind Ensemble; at the World Saxophone Congress in France with a world premiere of a new quartet by Swedish composer Mika Pelo; and in Syracuse, NY with a premiere of the chamber concerto for alto saxophone ‘Remembering the Night Sky’ by Stephen Ferre. Diane is  a member of the Mana Quartet and currently teaches at Syracuse University and the State University of New York at Fredonia. Diane Hunger is a D’Addario Performing Artist, performing on Reserve Reeds exclusively. 

www.dianehunger.com 


Andrew Hutchens

Saxophonist Andrew Hutchens currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina where he is a graduate assistant pursuing his Masters of Music in Performance at the University of South Carolina.  He is an active performer of solo repertoire, chamber music, and new music for the saxophone.  Additionally, Andrew participated as a faculty member at the Carolina Saxophone Camp, alongside the renowned Assembly Saxophone Quartet. He has performed extensively in both casual and professional venus such as the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, NASA Regional Conferences, and the National Conference for Undergraduate Research.  Andrew Is consistantly involved in the commissioning and premiering of new music, having worked with composers such as Stacy Garrop, Alan Thesien, Jeff Weston, Ruby Fulton, and Mark Kilstofte.  He has participated in masterclasses by promient saxophonist such as Kenneth Tse, Jan Berry Baker, and the Ogni Suono Duo.  His principle teachers include Clifford Leaman and Ian Jeffress.

Jeffery Kyle Hutchins

Yamaha Performing Artist Dr. Jeffery Kyle Hutchins is active as a soloist, chamber musician, improviser, pedagogue, and performance artist. Praised for his “formidable technique” and “enviable uniformity of tone” (The Saxophone Symposium) and described as a “skilled improviser, no doubt about it” (I Care If You Listen), Hutchins has performed in Asia, Europe and across North America. As an advocate of new music, Hutchins has participated in the creation of more than one hundred new works and regularly performs with groups 113 (One Thirteen), AVIDduo, Binary Canary, The Broken Consort, The Poem is Done, Renegade Ensemble, and Strains New Music Ensemble. Hutchins received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Minnesota where he was a recipient of the prestigious Berneking Fellowship and a student of Eugene Rousseau. Hutchins teaches saxophone at Virginia Tech and directs the Jazz Lab Band and New Music Ensemble.

Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones has performed as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician around the world. As a featured soloist he has performed with the Grammy award-winning ensemble Imani Winds, Zagreb Saxophone Quartet, Erie Philharmonic, and Erie Chamber Orchestra. Other performances include the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra with broadcasts on Performance Today, NPR's St. Paul Sunday and WCLV, home of the Cleveland Orchestra. With nearly twenty years of teaching experience, Jones has published articles in the Instrumentalist magazine and on BandDirector.com. He recently released "La Souplesse", a CD of music for saxophone and piano, and was presented as soloist with the Erie Philharmonic. Jones is an active performer, educator, clinician, and Yamaha Performing Artist. He also plays and endorses E. Rousseau mouthpieces.
Jones currently teaches at the University of Idaho. Other faculty appointments include Edinboro University, University of Iowa and the Allegheny Summer Music Festival. For more information, please visit www.pjsax.com.


Patrick Jones

Broadway, Concert, Recording Saxophonist Chad Smith has performed with numerous prestigious orchestras, including Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Metropolitan Opera, and the Boston Pops. His movie credits include Star Wars:The Last Jedi, I Saw the Light, The Informant!, Ted 2, Extremely Close and Incredibly Loud and Monsters University.  Chad has been featured on television in Legally Blonde on MTV, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Wiz, and Hairspray on NBC, Grease Live on FOX, the Tony Awards on CBS and the Academy Awards on ABC.  An award winning musician in various competitions, Chad has performed at music festivals all over the world, recently the 15th WSC in Bangkok, where he premiered SAX-O-PHILM:Sounds and Sights of the 20's featuring the music of Rudy Wiedoeft.  He currently is adjunct professor of saxophone at Montclair State University and director of the Masters' in Woodwind specialization program. Mr. Smith is a Selmer and D'Addario performing artist.

Bradley Karas

I got the idea for this piece while watching an Alka-Seltzer dissolve into water. I realized most of the music I’ve been writing recently follows a similar trend to this in that musical lines emerge from a texture and then dissolve into it. dissolve begins by building a solvent via the extensive use of an undulating subtone texture that changes slightly each time new material is added. Solid masses of music to melt into the subtone texture. Eventually the solutes take over once all the ingredients have been entered, and the piece continues through an exploration of the different facilities of the saxophone as well as development of ideas that had been deposited during the first part of the piece.


Jenifer Kechulius

   Ms. Kechulius received a BM in saxophone performance from Indiana-Purdue of Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She then spent several years teaching privately, teaching at IPFW and working as a sales associate and teacher at Mynett Music Company.

   While pursuing a MM in saxophone performance at the University of South Carolina she also taught private lessons, several courses at the university, and directed their New Horizons Bands.

   After grad school Ms. Kechulius moved to Champaign, IL where she first worked as the Director of an after-school music academy, the Champaign School of Music. She then became the full-time Executive Manager of local chamber orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera, while simultaneously running a private teaching studio.

   Having just moved to England in August, Ms. Kechulius is now working remotely as Sinfonia da Camera’s Marketing Director. She will soon be moving to Zurich where she will start the private teaching studio creation process over again.


Jonathan Kierspe

Jonathan Kierspe is a masters student at Bowling Green State University, where he studies with Dr. John Sampen. He currently serves as the teachers assistant for the Woodwind techniques class. He received his undergraduate degree in performance at the University of South Carolina under Dr. Clifford Leaman. During his studies so far, Jonathan has had the opportunity to play with the Augusta Symphony and Limestone College. He has also received first place in the South Carolina MTNA, second place in the WDAV Young Chamber Groups Competition, been featured on radio stations such as NPR and WDAV, and has performed for artists such as Claude Delange, Kenneth Tse, Tim Meyer, and the Imani Winds.

Jeff Kinsey

Dr. Jeff Kinsey is an active soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States. Currently, Dr. Kinsey teaches saxophone and music theory at Alma College in Alma, Michigan. Jeff has performed as a featured artist on a number of occasions with the Penn State University Wind Ensemble and has frequently competed on the national stage. In recent memory, Jeff has been selected as a Senior Division Winner of the 2015 Coltman Chamber Music Competition, Semi-Finalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference Soloist Competition as well as the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. He is currently finishing his Master of Music degree in Music theory at Michigan State University where he also holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance. Other degrees include a master’s degree from Penn State University, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Stetson University.


Harrison Kliewe

Harrison Kliewe is a recent graduate of the Hartt School with a Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance. While at Hartt, Harrison won the 2015 Paranov Concerto Competition with the Resurgam Quartet and again as a soloist in 2016. He has played with several ensembles including the Hartt Wind Ensemble, the Hartt Orchestra, and the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra. He is an avid multiple-woodwind player playing in pit orchestras throughout the Hartford area including Playhouse on Park as well as the College Light Opera Company (CLOC) in Cape Cod, MA. He recently had the privilege of serving as the principal oboist with the Ballet Theatre Company of West Hartford for the premiere of Speranza, a new ballet by Mark Mazarella and Sean Pallatroni. 

  

Jeremy Koch

Jeremy Koch is an active saxophonist, chamber musician, and teacher in the Washington DC area. Principal saxophonist with the United States Air Force Band, he has been a featured concert soloist on national tours and performed with diverse artists such as: Tony Bennett, Wynonna Judd, and Kool & the Gang. Jeremy has performed at prestigious venues including Chicago Symphony Hall, Kennedy Center, and National Gallery of Art and regularly performs with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Two Rivers Chamber Ensemble, Prince William Symphony Orchestra, Great Noise Ensemble, and recently toured Palestine with the Ramallah Orchestra. Jeremy is a founding member of the Atlantic Reed Consort, who made their Carnegie Hall debut in 2017. As adjunct saxophone professor at Shepherd University, he has presented clinics/recitals throughout the Washington D.C area and nationwide, including at the Universities of North Carolina, Missouri, Illinois, Florida, Delaware, North Dakota and Arizona State University.


Carrie Koffman

Carrie Koffman teaches at The Hartt School and at the Yale School of Music. Prior to this, she held positions as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Penn State University, the University of New Mexico, and taught at Boston University. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout 26 states, 12 countries, and on five continents. One review in Fanfare Magazine calls her playing “suave, subtly nuanced, and technically secure in its every gesture,” while another refers to her “melting tone and touching sensitivity.” Her saxophone students have placed in over 100 performance competitions including winning 19 university concerto competitions at four different universities. Koffman holds a bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and a masters degree from the University of North Texas. Koffman is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and teaches Yoga for Performers. She is also a Conn-Selmer artist/clinician, and performs exclusively on Selmer Paris saxophones.

Carrie Koffman

Carrie Koffman teaches at The Hartt School and at the Yale School of Music. Prior to this, she held positions as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Penn State University, the University of New Mexico, and taught at Boston University. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout 26 states, 12 countries, and on five continents. One review in Fanfare Magazine calls her playing “suave, subtly nuanced, and technically secure in its every gesture,” while another refers to her “melting tone and touching sensitivity.” Her saxophone students have placed in over 100 performance competitions including winning 19 university concerto competitions at four different universities. Koffman holds a bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and a masters degree from the University of North Texas. Koffman is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and teaches Yoga for Performers. She is also a Conn-Selmer artist/clinician, and performs exclusively on Selmer Paris saxophones.


Jacob Kopcienski

Jacob Kopcienski is a tirelessly curious saxophonist passionate about performance, collaboration and research.  He has performed throughout the United States, France, Italy, Australia, Thailand, and Malaysia. Recent performances brought him to Spectrum (NYC), the Bowling Green State University New Music Festival, UC Berkeley, CNMAT (Berkeley CA), and the Omaha Under the Radar festival. Jacob has garnered numerous performance accolades, including a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarhsip for studies in Paris (2014-2015), and 3rd prize in the 13th Concorso Internazionale di Musica Marco Fiorindo Chamber Competition (2013). Premiering numerous works, he has worked with internationally acclaimed composers including Vinko Globokar, François Rossé, Ravi Kittappa, Julien Malaussena, and Molly Joyce. As a musicologist, Jacob has presented his research at Columbia University’s Center for Computer Music. 

Jacob is dual enrolled in the saxophone performance and musicology masters programs at West Virginia University. He previously studied at the CNR-Boulogne Billancourt and Bowling Green State University.


Jason Kush

Dr. Jason Kush: DMA - University of Miami (with D. Underwood and G. Keller). Associate Professor at Slippery Rock University and an Artist Lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Performance credits: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (over 130 services, EU tour), the Russian National Orchestra, and New World Symphony (EU tour), Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra (member). Freelance: Woody Herman, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks, South Florida Jazz Orchestra.  Kush has performed at Carnegie Hall on two occasions: in 1998 and 2008.

In 2014, the Jason Kush/Billy Test duo released Intersecting Lines (Naxos).

Kush’s scholarly work includes a dissertation on François Louis, as well as feature articles in The Saxophone Journal, Polyphonic.org, The Instrumentalist, and The International Musician.

Kush operates the Three Rivers New Music Consortium, an organization whose first commission was Out of this World (2014) by David Maslanka.

Kush endorses the Selmer (France) and Conn-Selmer (USA), as well as the products of François Louis. 


Samuel Lana

Samuel Lana is currently a first year Master's student at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music where he studied with James Bunte and Nathan Nabb.

Geoffrey Landman

Geoffrey Landman has performed across North America, Europe, Thailand, and in many of New York City's most well-known music venues including Carnegie Hall, Miller Theatre at Columbia University, Trinity Wall Street, DiMenna Center, and Roulette.

An avid performer of new music, Geoffrey has collaborated with the Talea Ensemble, Argento New Music Project, and Either/Or Ensemble among others. Geoffrey is a founding member and soprano chair of the New Thread Quartet, and is one half of the Landman/Stadler Saxophone Duo, an ensemble with Basel-based saxophonist Patrick Stadler.

Geoffrey holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BM), University of Cincinnati (MM), Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel (Post-grad), and is finishing his Doctorate at the New England Conservatory as the first DMA candidate for saxophone performance in the school's history. His principal teachers are Donald Sinta, Marcus Weiss, James Bunte, and Ken Radnofsky. Geoffrey Landman is a Selmer Paris and D'Addario Woodwind Performing Artist.


Eric Lau

Saxophonist Eric Lau serves as Professor of Saxophone and Chair of the University of New Mexico Department of Music. An active recitalist, Dr. Lau has given concerts throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. His commitment to new music has led to the commissioning of more than a dozen new works for saxophone by composers including David Maslanka, Roshanne Etezady, Gunther Schuller, Michael Colgrass, and Ida Gotkovsky.  As baritone saxophonist with the nationally acclaimed Iridium Quartet, Dr. Lau has had the pleasure of working with award-winning composers Michael Colgrass and Martin Bresnick as the ensemble-in-residence at the John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium. Recent premieres include works by Roy Magnuson, Peter Gilbert, and Karola Obermüller. Iridium released its first CD, Into Xylonia, featuring new American music for the saxophone through an Aaron Copland Fund for Music Recording Program Grant.

 

 

Clifford Leaman

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Clifford Leaman

Associate Dean, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Professor of Saxophone at the University of South Carolina, Clifford Leaman has performed and taught throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia at major schools of music and conservatories, including Northwestern, Eastman, Michigan, North Texas, Florida State, National Supérieur de Paris, Boulogne-Billancourt, Strasbourg, Aragón, Catalunya, Royal Academy of Music (Stockholm), Beijing Central, Shanghai, and Sichuan Conservatories. Leaman has recorded four compact discs with piano on the Equilibrium label, and two additional discs with percussionist Scott Herring as the RoseWind Duo.  In addition to his work with piano and marimba, Leaman has performed as a concerto soloist with numerous Wind Ensembles and Orchestras and has recorded concerti by Henry Brant, Leslie Bassett, and Ingolf Dahl. Leaman is an artist-clinician for D’Addario and the Conn-Selmer Company, Inc. and performs exclusively on Selmer saxophones and D’Addario Reserve reeds.


 

 

Jeff Lederer

Jeff Lederer is a saxophonist/woodwind performer/composer who has been included in the Downbeat Critics’ and Readers’ poll each year since 2014.  He leads ensembles including the “Shakers n’ Bakers”, “Sunwatcher”, the “Honey Ear Trio” as well as his most recent project “Brooklyn Blowhards” which received critical acclaim worldwide including a full profile in the NY Times.  Lederer also plays in the groups of Matt Wilson, Bobby Sanabria, Allison Miller, Jimmy Bosch and many others.  Lederer was recently named as a “Musician to Watch in 2017” by JazzWise magazine in London.  In the fall of 2017 Lederer will be artist-in-residence at the Guimaraes Jazz Festival in Portugal and also play the Chicago and Monterey Jazz Festivals with Matt Wilson’s “Honey and Salt” project based on the poetry of Carl Sandburg.  Lederer is currently serving as Coordinator of Jazz Studies and Professor of Jazz Saxophone at Long Island University in New York.  


Ryan LeMoine

Dr. Ryan LeMoine is a Phoenix, Arizona-based performer and educator. He has performed in many different venues across the United States and Europe, from clubs on Frenchman street in New Orleans to premiering contemporary works on concert stages in Amsterdam. As a researcher LeMoine has led and presented an ultrasound study of saxophonist’s tongue motion during pitch bends. An Adjunct Faculty member at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Estrella Mountain Community College, LeMoine also maintains a private lesson studio and is Instructor of Saxophone at Rosie’s House Music Academy. BM at LSU (Dr. Griffin Campbell); MM at UNCSA (Taimur Sullivan); additional studies with Ties Mellema, Arno Bornkamp, and Niels Bijl;  DMA at ASU with Dr. Tim McAllister and Dr. Christopher Creviston. His honors include prize winner at the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition (2015), as well as at the inaugural NASA Saxophone Quartet competition (2008).

Ryan LeMoine

Dr. Ryan LeMoine is a Phoenix, Arizona-based saxophonist and educator. He has performed in many different venues across the United States and Europe, from clubs on Frenchman street in New Orleans to premiering contemporary works on concert stages in Amsterdam. As a researcher LeMoine has led and presented an ultrasound study of saxophonist’s tongue motion during pitch bends. An Adjunct Faculty member at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Estrella Mountain Community College, LeMoine also maintains a private lesson studio and is Instructor of Saxophone at Rosie’s House Music Academy. BM at LSU (Dr. Griffin Campbell); MM at UNCSA (Taimur Sullivan); additional studies with Ties Mellema, Arno Bornkamp, and Niels Bijl;  DMA at ASU with Dr. Tim McAllister and Dr. Christopher Creviston. His honors include prize winner at the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition (2015), as well as at the inaugural NASA Saxophone Quartet competition (2008). 


Jeffrey Leung

The Michigan State University Saxophone Ensemble is comprised of undergraduate to graduate/doctoral students at Michigan State University from diverse of backgrounds in education, performance, jazz, theory, and composition. The ensemble has performed an expansive body of work ranging from orchestral transcriptions, to cutting edge repertoire, and even explore improvisational concepts through Soundpainting. 

The ensemble is: Charles Chadwell V, Ben Conte, Zoe Dittmann, Adam Epler, Keaton Garrett, Grace Gelpi, Jake Hewitt, Ian Mahonney, Will Marchetti, David Miechiels, Noah Miller, Caleb Shannon and Tyler Young with special guests Tyson Haynes and Brennan Lagan. The Michigan State Saxophone Ensemble is directed by Jeffrey Leung and Connor James Mikula, and Professor Joseph Lulloff.

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Jeffrey Leung

Hailed as a “powerhouse in classical saxophone” (University of Toronto), JEFFREY LEUNG is an active performer, improviser, and aspiring educator. In addition to collaborations with musicians, improvisers, and dancers, Jeffrey serves as the baritone chair of the Kynetik Saxophone Quartet and the Vice President and Director of Communications of Novus New Music, Inc. Recent premieres and commissioning projects include new works by Roydon Tse, Baldwin Giang, Matthew Browne, Alexis Bacon, Joe Krycia, and Gregory Wanamaker.

Jeffrey has been a recipient of numerous honours, awards, and scholarships – most notably from the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra and Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Northwestern University, and University of Toronto, and is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Michigan State University under the guidance of Professor Joseph Lulloff as a Teaching Assistant. Jeffrey’s mentors include Dr. Timothy McAllister and Dr. Wallace Halladay. 


Gail Levinsky

Dr. Gail B. Levinsky is Associate Professor of Music at Susquehanna University where her responsibilities include teaching applied studies in saxophone, chamber music, woodwind methods, and instrumental pedagogy. She has performed on the national and international stages, including at the North American Saxophone Alliance, World Saxophone Congress, National Association of College Wind & Percussion Instructors, British Saxophone Congress, and Music by Women Festival. In addition to her performance schedule Levinsky regularly presents clinics at state music education symposiums, including the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic. She has several publications and CD recordings, most recently an arrangement of Tomas Victoria’s “O Vos Omnes” for saxophone ensemble.

Dr. Levinsky has presently serves as District 8 director for the North American Saxophone Alliance. During the summer months, Dr. Levinsky serves as Program Director for the Snow Pond Music Festival, and on the faculty of New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine

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Gail Levinsky

As one of America's leading concert saxophonists, John Sampen is particularly recognized as a distinguished artist in contemporary literature. He has commissioned over one hundred new works, including compositions by Adler, Babbitt, Bolcom, Cage, Rzewski, Rands and Shrude and has premiered saxophone versions of music by Lutosławski, Stockhausen and Tower. Dr. Sampen is a Distinguished Artist Professor at Bowling Green State University and is Past President of the North American Saxophone Alliance.

 

A native of Western Massachusetts, Dr. Gail B. Levinsky is Associate Professor of Music at Susquehanna University. Active in commissioning new works for the saxophone, she has premiered compositions by Matthew Quayle, Andrea Clearfield, Douglas McConnell, Jason Bahr, James Aikman, and Frank Ferko to name a few.  She has served as Treasurer and Secretary for the NASA, and presently as Region 8 director. Levinsky serves as Program Director for the Snow Pond Music Festival.          

Nicolas Lira

Nicolas Lira is working toward his D.M.A. in saxophone performance. He is also pursuing a M.M. in music theory at UMKC.. His current projects include research on saxophone repertoire by composers in the Spectral genre, and Trio Spiritus, a collaboration with Zak Pischnotte and Fanny Po Sim Wong.  Beyond his studies, Nicolas maintains a studio of private students in the Kansas City metro area.

Solo and chamber music performances have taken Nicolas across the Eastern and Midwest United States, including meetings of the North American Saxophone Alliance, and a summer at Brevard Music Center. His passion to promote the music of living composers has led to work with the newEar ensemble in Kansas City, and COLAPSS in Greensboro, NC. As an orchestral saxophonist, Nicolas has played in the Kansas City Symphony. Nicolas holds degrees from Michigan State University, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


Rebecca Little

Rebecca Little is Adjunct Professor of Woodwinds at East Central University. Pursuing dual degrees at the University of Oklahoma, she is a candidate for a DMA in Performance and a MM in Theory. She received her BM in Performance from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and holds a MM in Performance from Youngstown State University. Rebecca is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, Alpha Chi Honor Society, and College Music Society. Recent accomplishments include placing first alternate in the East Division of MTNA competition with the Delirium Quartet (2012), performing with the Sherman, TX Symphony (2008, 2011), receiving honorable mention in both chamber and solo divisions at the state level of the MTNA’s Young Artist Wind Competition (Oklahoma, 2015), advancing to the semi-final round of the NASA National Competition (2016), and placing first alternate to the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition (2016).


Emily Loboda

Emily Loboda is an accomplished solo saxophonist, chamber musician, and educator.  Her passion for performing and teaching is evident in her numerous musical projects and positive student feedback.  Her desire to create inspired and meaningful music can be seen not only in her solo performances, but also in chamber performances with her percussion/saxophone duo, Interrobang, saxophone duo, Silver Lining and saxophone quartet, Minerva.

Emily is the saxophone instructor at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee and Mitchell Community College in Statesville, North Carolina; and Lecturer at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She is also pursuing her Doctorate in Musical Arts in performance, with minor areas in jazz and music education studies at UNCG. She holds degrees from Central Michigan University and Tennessee Technological University.  Her teachers include Phil Barham, John Nichol, Steve Stusek, and Chad Eby.

Jeffrey Loeffert

Jeffrey Loeffert serves as Associate Professor of Saxophone at Oklahoma State University. Loeffert graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Music double major in Saxophone Performance and Jazz Studies. A Frank Huntington Beebe Scholar, Loeffert studied in Paris at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Cergy-Pontoise where he received the Médaille d'Or à l'Unanimité - Saxophone, and the Médaille d'Or à l'Unanimité - Musique de Chambre. Loeffert also studied at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt where he received the diploma Cycle d'Orientation Professionnel. Loeffert completed graduate studies at Michigan State University (MSU) as the recipient of a University Distinguished Fellowship. He received a Master of Music degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance as well as a Master of Music degree in Music Theory Pedagogy. At MSU, he was awarded the Paul Harder Award for music theory and composition.  


Jeffrey Loeffert

Jeffrey Loeffert serves as Associate Professor of Saxophone at Oklahoma State University. Loeffert graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Music double major in Saxophone Performance and Jazz Studies. A Frank Huntington Beebe Scholar, Loeffert studied in Paris at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Cergy-Pontoise where he received the Médaille d'Or à l'Unanimité - Saxophone, and the Médaille d'Or à l'Unanimité - Musique de Chambre. Loeffert also studied at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt where he received the diploma Cycle d'Orientation Professionnel. Loeffert completed graduate studies at Michigan State University (MSU) as the recipient of a University Distinguished Fellowship. He received a Master of Music degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance as well as a Master of Music degree in Music Theory Pedagogy. At MSU, he was awarded the Paul Harder Award for music theory and composition.  


Jeffrey Loeffert

Shawn O’Kelley started his teaching career in Greenbrier, Arkansas, in 2001. Since 2004, he has been teaching in Owasso, Oklahoma. At Owasso, he teaches sixth grade flute and saxophone classes, eighth grade band, High School Symphonic Band 1, the Owasso Saxophone Ensemble and assists with the Pride of Owasso marching band. In 2007, O’Kelley was the recipient of the Phi Beta Mu Young Bandmaster Award for Oklahoma and conducted the Owasso Eighth Grade Symphonic Band at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association annual convention. In 2016, the members of the Oklahoma State University and Owasso Saxophone Ensembles performed together at the North American Saxophone Alliance biennial convention at Texas Tech University. O’Kelley also enjoys teaching an active schedule of private saxophone lessons, and his students frequently earn positions in all-region and all-state bands. O’Kelley is a 2001 graduate of the University of Arkansas and a native of Farmington, Arkansas.


Kimberly Loeffert

Kimberly Goddard Loeffert serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Oklahoma State University. Loeffert completed a Ph.D. in music theory at Florida State University, and she earned a D.M.A. and M.M. in saxophone performance, as well as an M.M. in music theory pedagogy from Michigan State University. She holds a B.M. in saxophone performance and jazz studies from Northwestern University. Her primary saxophone teachers include Joe Lulloff, Frederick Hemke, and Joseph Wytko. An active chamber musician, Loeffert has won numerous chamber music prizes as a member of the h2 quartet, including First Place at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and First Place at the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, among others. She can be heard on five commercially available discs and a nationally syndicated PBS television episode of Backstage Pass. Loeffert is a Vandoren and Yamaha Performing Artist.


Matthew Lombard

As 
South Africa’s leading concert saxophonist, Matthew is passionate
about developing music education in South Africa through the
training of teachers and students throughout the country. Matthew
is co-founder of the South African National Saxophone
Symposium, which is an annual event that aims to enrich
saxophone education, and share knowledge to participants from
across the country. Matthew has performed as soloist with numerous South African orchestras
, and the UCLA Philharmonia in the US. As an active
chamber musician, Matthew performs regularly with the
Integration Trio, the Moya Saxophone Quartet, Chika Inoue (US)
. In the US,
Matthew serves as the Gluck Music Outreach Coordinator, as well
as the UCLA Graduate Woodwind Teaching Assistant
. Matthew has released a CD in collaboration
with Niel van der Watt, which includes all the composer’s works
for saxophone and various chamber ensembles. Matthew is a
Henri Selmer Paris Artist, and plays exclusively on Selmer Paris
saxophones, mouthpieces, and reeds.

Matthew Lombard

Matthew Lombard is currently pursuing a doctorate in Los Angeles at
UCLA under Doug Masek. As 
South Africa’s leading concert saxophonist, Matthew is passionate
about developing music education in South Africa through the
training of teachers and students. Matthew 
co-founded the South African National Saxophone
Symposium, an annual event that aims to enrich
saxophone education and share knowledge to its participants
. He has performed as soloist with the
University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra, the Rand Symphony
Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa, the Kwa-Zulu
Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Johannesburg Festival
Orchestra, and the UCLA Philharmonia (US). As a
chamber musician, Matthew performs with the
Integration Trio, the Moya Saxophone Quartet, 
Annalien Ball (pianist), and Chika Inoue (US). In the US,
Matthew serves as the Gluck Music Outreach Coordinator and
the UCLA Graduate Woodwind Teaching Assistant
. Matthew recently released a CD in collaboration
with Niel van der Watt, that includes the composer’s works
for saxophone and various chamber ensembles. Matthew is a
Henri Selmer Paris Artist.
 


Jordan Lulloff

~Nois is a saxophone quartet devoted to the performance of new music. Formed by graduate students at Northwestern University in 2016, ~Nois has quickly emerged as one of the premier young ensembles dedicated to contemporary performance. ~Nois was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and was previously awarded First Prize at the 2016 Chicago Woodwind Ensemble Competition.

During the 2016-2017 season, ~Nois performed as a guest artist at Michigan State University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Missouri - Kansas City. On her most recent recital in Chicago, Claire Chase, founder of the International Contemporary Ensemble, invited ~Nois to collaborate with her in a performance of Thirteen Changes by Pauline Oliveros.

~Nois has seven World Premieres slated for the 2017-2018 season and will be featured on the prestigious Frequency Series at Constellation, Chicago. For more upcoming performances, please visit noissaxophone.com.


Joseph Lulloff

A recipient of the Concert Artist Guild and Pro Musicis Awards in solo performance, and the Michigan State University Beal Distinguished Faculty Award and Withrow Excellence in Teaching Awards, Yamaha and Vandoren Performing Artist Joseph Lulloff enjoys a prolific career as a saxophone artist and teacher. Currently Professor of Saxophone at Michigan State University, Mr. Lulloff has been featured as guest soloist with the Cleveland, Minnesota, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras, and Brevard Music Center Orchestras amongst others. Mr. Lulloff has concertized extensively throughout North America, Europe, South America and Asia, performing at notable venues such as Weill Recital Hall, Jordan Hall, the Smithsonian Institute, Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, the Ojai Festival, the Moscow Autumn Festival, the KKL (Kultur- und Kongresszentrum - Luzern, Switzerland), and many other notable music halls and festivals.  He has also served as principle saxophonist with Detroit, Grand Rapids, St. Louis, Minnesota, Cleveland and Chicago Symphony Orchestras.


Matthew Mahaffey

Matthew Mahaffey joined the Iowa Saxophonists’ Workshop at the University of Iowa in 2013. He has performed on three continents including Europe and Asia, premiering works by Ida Gotkovsky, Robert Lemay, and Jean Matitia.

 Matthew received his Masters in Music from Stephen F. Austin State University as a student of Dr. Nathan Nabb where he was named Woodwind Recitalist of the Year  (2013) and featured at the annual music department’s “Extravaganza”. A member of the Echo Rogue Trio/Quartet, he participated in the world premiere of Robert Lemay’s “Concetto Spaziale” at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland (2012). Echo Rogue performed works by Camille Kerger and Mikel Kuehn at the WSC in Strasbourg, France (2015).

Matthew received his Bachelor’s at Southern Arkansas University as a student of Dr. Jeffrey Vickers where he participated in numerous competitions, conferences, and masterclasses. He is currently completing his DMA as a student of Dr. Kenneth Tse.


william malone

 

 

 William Malone, Chair of the PPCC Music Department where he teaches woodwinds, theory, and jazz studies. Professor Malone has had outstanding teaching career at PPCC, where is been awarded Outstanding Faculty, Teacher of the Year, Teacher Honor Role and Academic Advisor of the year. He is an instructor at UCCS where he teaches the same subjects. Mr. Malone is a woodwind specialist who has focused on 20/21st Century woodwind performance techniques throughout his career.   He has recorded chamber music on the Nuema and Opus One Labels.  William is currently a candidate for the DMA at The Ohio State. He earned a MM from the NEW England Conservatory of Music and a BM at Wichita State University. William has studied saxophone and clarinet with Fumiyoshi Maezawa, Jim Hill, John Sampen and Joe Allard.  In addition to classical study, William has had jazz composition and performance studies with Joe Viola, Jimmy Guiffrey and George Russell. 


Nathan Mandel

Saxophonist Nathan Mandel is dedicated to presenting programs that explore listening further, with programs that include blending contemporary music with pop culture, new tonal realities with traditional overtones, multi-disciplinary performance with dance, art, poetry, and music, and exploring true computer and live audio design duo music.

Nathan is currently the Operations Manager for the University of Illinois School of Music, and also serves as Associate-Faculty at McKendree University teaching music online courses.

Nathan holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois, and degrees from Bowling Green State University and the University of North Texas. His principle teachers include Debra Richtmeyer, John Sampen, and Eric Nestler.

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Ricardo Martinez

Originally from California, Ricardo Martinez studied under acclaimed saxophonists Eugene Rousseau at the University of Minnesota, and Jean-Yves Fourmeau in France where he obtained the Medaille d'Or in saxophone and chamber music with honors at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Cergy-Pontoise.

Classically, Martinez has taken an interest in programing unique works for saxophone by Latin American composers. He is soprano saxophonist with the Soma Saxophone Quartet. As an educator, Martinez has been invited to teach and perform at San José State University, University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, and Stanford University in Palo Alto.

Currently, Martinez is pursuing a Doctor of Music with a minor in Music Education at Indiana University where he is assistant to Otis Murphy and holds the position of Associate Instructor of Saxophone.


Justin Massey

Canadian saxophonist Justin Massey is a contemporary artist currently based out of Morgantown, West Virginia. Passionate for new music, Justin strives to present modern music in all his performances, often performing on the entire battery of saxophones. To this end, Justin constantly seeks out new repertoire and enjoys working with composers to recreate their visions into live performances. Recent commissions include Scrap Metals by Jason Charney and 9 Rhymes by Jacob Sachs-Mishalanie.

Justin is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree at West Virginia University. He has studied at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Alberta. His primary teachers have included Dr. Michael Ibrahim, Marie-Bernadette Charrier, Dr. John Sampen, Dr. Allison Balcetis, and Dr. William Street.

Justin has received grants from the Edmonton Arts Council, and is a multi-year recipient of the Winspear Fund Scholarship and the Anne Burrows Music Foundation Scholarship.

Justin-massey.com


Stacy Maugans

Dr. Stacy Maugans teaches saxophone and music theory at Valparaiso University and at the Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival. An active recitalist, adjudicator and lecturer on the history of saxophone in Russia, Dr. Maugans has performed internationally in Russia, Tanzania, Malta, Germany, France, Slovenia, China, and Thailand. Her performances have included commissions and premieres of works by Jillian Whitaker, David DeBoor Canfield, Benjamin Krause, James Barry, Shih-Hui Chen, Karen Olsen, Michael Boo, and Deborah Monroe. She is the recipient of the Valparaiso University Excellence in Teaching Award and has served the North American Saxophone Alliance through past terms as Treasurer and Editor of The Saxophone Symposium. Her primary saxophone teachers were Dr. Eugene Rousseau at Indiana University and Dr. Joseph Wytko at Arizona State University. Her hobbies include running and volunteering with her Belgian Tervuren as a Pet Partner Team.

Jessica Maxfield

Los Angeles-based concert saxophonist Jessica Maxfield enjoys an active career as an accomplished performer, educator, clinician, and adjudicator. Currently instructing classical saxophone at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, she has also concertized and presented clinics throughout the United States, Austria, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Norway, Ukraine, and Japan. Notable appearances include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Philharmonic and the Joffrey Ballet. Dr. Jessica Maxfield holds degrees with distinction from Bowling Green State University and Northwestern University, where she recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts and served as a Lecturer of Saxophone under the guidance of the legendary Dr. Frederick Hemke. She is a Conn-Selmer artist-clinician and hosted the North American Saxophone Alliance's Region 5 Conference at Northern Illinois University in January 2015. 

Nick May

Saxophonist Nicholas May has been recognized as an outstanding musician from a young age. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska he has won or been a finalist in numerous competitions including the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition, NMTA Young Artist Competition, Singapore Woodwind Festival, UNL's Undergraduate Concerto Competition, MTNA Young Artist and Chamber Music Competitions, and Arapahoe Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. He has appeared as a guest artist and soloist with the UNL Wind Ensemble and Omaha Symphony Orchestra.

Currently a masters student at the University of Kansas he is a Graduate Teaching Assistant and student of Vince Gnojek. Nicholas earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, studying with Dr. Paul Haar.  He has also studied privately with saxophonists Harvey Pittel and Matt Otto, and Rebecca Fischer, violinist in the Chiara String Quartet.

Nicholas is a Silverstein Works Pro Team Artist. 


Adam McCord

Dr. Adam McCord is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Louisville School of MusicHe has also served on the faculties of Miami University, Ohio Northern University, Wittenberg University, and Wake Forest University.  Dr. McCord holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (BM, BME) and Indiana University (Performer's Certificate, MM, DM).  His primary teachers include Otis Murphy, Steven Stusek, Craig Whittaker and Virginia Novine-Whittaker. 

Dr. McCord was a featured performer at the 2015 WASBE International Conference in San Jose and the 2010 KMEA Convention, and has performed at several World Saxophone Congresses and NASA Biennials.  He has played with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and the Lexington Philharmonic, among several others. Dr. McCord is a Yamaha Performing Artist and can be heard on the Arizona University Recording and Navona Records labels.


Brett McDonald

Multiple award-winning saxophonist and composer Brett McDonald has performed on saxophones, flutes and clarinets on 7 broadway national tours Dreamgirls 2012-2013; A Christmas Story, The Musical 2014, 2015; My Fair Lady, China 2016; 42nd Street 2016-2017; How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 2016, 2017) and a National tour of Australia with the Glenn Miller Orchestra (2017) and a tour of Australia with the Glenn Miller Orchestra (2017). His saxophone playing has been recognized by Downbeat magazine (Student Music Awards 2011), the North American Saxophone Alliance (Jazz Saxophone Competition: semifinalist 2012, alternate finalist 2010) and The National Music Center (2014). His composition, The Beat In Progress, has been recognized by the Jazz Educator’s Network (2011) and ASCAP (2011). He has worked with jazz students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the Shanghai Conservatory, bringing his years of study and experience to a new generation of jazz soloists.

Barry McGinnis

Dr. Barry McGinnis is currently Professor of Woodwinds and Music History at Newberry College where he teaches woodwinds, music history, and directs the woodwind ensembles. He received the Bachelor of Science degree in Saxophone Performance from Towson University, the Master of Music-Woodwind Specialist degree from East Carolina University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Georgia. His former teachers include Dr. Joseph Briscuso, Dr. Brad Foley, and Dr. Kenneth Fischer. He has appeared with the East Carolina Symphony Orchestra, the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra, and the Augusta Symphony Orchestra. Dr. McGinnis has performed extensively in both classical and jazz settings. Performances include regional and national meetings of the North American Saxophone Alliance and international meetings of the World Saxophone Congress. Dr. McGinnis is currently a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, and MTNA.


Kristen McKeon

Currently residing in NYC, saxophonist, Kristen McKeon, serves as D’Addario Woodwinds' Brand Manager. In this role, and in partnership with many of the world's finest saxophonists, Kristen led the successful development of Reserve Saxophone Reeds and the Select Jazz Mouthpiece line. She is also co-founder of the D’Addario Woodwinds Method Program--a tactile program that unites educators with the music industry.  

Recent recording projects feature Kristen on composer, Craig Sheppard’s, full-length album, On Foot: Brooklyn, and Michael Markowski’s self-titled debut album along with the Brooklyn Wind Symphony. Current collaborations have ranged from full multi-media performances commemorating Henry David Thoreau’s bicentennial to intimate salon performances intended to provide voice and cathartic relief to Catholic Church abuse victims.   

A seasoned speaker, Kristen travels globally to deliver insight on professional development and career building in the field of music, music products manufacturing, project management, and effective methods for collaboration with the larger music industry.

Bruno Medina Pegoraro

Bruno Medina Pegoraro is the winner of the International Prize “Premio Massimo Molinero” (Italy - 2005) and holds a Master´s of Music Degree and Bachelor of Arts with jazz concentration from the University of Louisville (USA) and a Performance Graduate Diploma from the Universidade de Brasília (Brazil).

He is a former teacher from Universidade de Brasília and Escola de Música de Brasília and played in festivals such as Vienna Jazz fest (Austria), Brazilian Festival in Istanbul (Turkey), La Plata Jazz Festival (Argentina), Petra Jazz Festival Ilhabela (Brazil), the Jazz Week (Louisville - USA).

In Volume 124 of Jamey Aebersold play-along series, Bruno performed the demonstration saxophone solos and his name appears as a reference among the Brazilian saxophonists.

            Bruno was coordinator of the II Saxophonists Meeting of Brasília (2014) and musical director of the Brasília Sax Fest 2015. He conceived and directed The International Saxophone Competition Victor Assis Brasil.


Galo Morales

Galo Morales, Nicholas Childs, and Jared Yackiw all currently reside in Tallahassee, Florida.  Morales holds a bachelor's degree from Florida State University(FSU) and has studied with Patrick Meighan and Katherine Weintraub. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Woodwind Performance degree from Florida State University.

Nicholas Childs recieved his bachelor's degree from Northern Arizon State University and his masters' degree from State University of New York(SUNY) at Fredonia, where he studied with Jonathan Bergeron and Wildy Zumwalt, respectively. He has presented multiple solo and chamber recitals at various conferences, including the Navy Symposium and NASA. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate at FSU.

Jared Yackiw holds a B.M. in composition and an M.M. in theory/composition from SUNY Fredonia. Yackiw has studied saxophone with Dannel Espinoza and Wildy Zumwalt and has studied composition with professors Andrew Martin Smith, Rob Deemer, Karl Boelter, and Jeremy Sagala.

 


Otis Murphy

Otis Murphy is Professor of Saxophone in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He joined the faculty at age 28, becoming one of the youngest faculty members in its history, and is in great demand as an international artist, having performed in more than 20 countries worldwide across four continents. Dr. Murphy has garnered a number of performance awards including prizes in the Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition and Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition, and he has appeared in prestigious concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Casals Hall, and Palau de la Musica.  Dr. Murphy has appeared at festivals and schools including the Conservatoire de Paris, Amsterdam Conservatory, Cologne Academy of Music, Hamamatsu International Wind Instrument Academy, Midwest Clinic, Musashino Academy of Music, London Royal College of Music, and the Sydney Conservatorium. Dr. Murphy’s students have received numerous accolades in competitions and hold positions in premier military bands and colleges. 


Patrick Murphy

As a soloist and chamber musician, Patrick Murphy has performed throughout the US, 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 manages of the Theater at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ, assisting in the presentation of over 250 shows of incredible diversity every year. A proponent of support for the local arts and artists, he has taken on a further role, joining the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission. His teachers include Timothy McAllister, Eric Lau, and Donald Sinta. He previously taught saxophone, and theory at SUNY College at Potsdam and he holds degrees from Potsdam, the University of Michigan, and Arizona State University.

Eric Nestler

            Eric Nestler has been on the faculty of the University of North Texas College of Music since 1992. He is currently Professor of Music.

Mr. Nestler presented his New York debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in May 2003. Internationally, Nestler has performed solo recitals in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, South Africa and has traveled to Europe where he performed several solo recitals including performances at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary, the Prague Conservatory, the Janacek Academy in Brno, the Czech Republic, and Castlefranco, Veneto, Italy. He has also performed extensively in Asia including Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tianjin, China. In November 2004, Nestler was a featured artist at the Asian Saxophone Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.


Eric Nestler

Eric Nestler has been on the faculty of the University of North Texas College of Music since 1992. He is currently Professor of Music.

Mr. Nestler presented his New York debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in May 2003. Internationally, Nestler has performed solo recitals in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, South Africa and has traveled to Europe where he performed several solo recitals including performances at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary, the Prague Conservatory, the Janacek Academy in Brno, the Czech Republic, and Castlefranco, Veneto, Italy. He has also performed extensively in Asia including Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tianjin, China. In November 2004, Nestler was a featured artist at the Asian Saxophone Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

           

John Nichol

John Nichol is Professor of Saxophone at Central Michigan University and has performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Montreaux, Switzerland (1997), the North Sea Jazz Festival (1997) and the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival (2000, 2001, 2002). Professor Nichol has also performed by invitation at eight World Saxophone Congresses: Chicago, Illinois (1979), Nuremberg, Germany (1982), Kawasaki, Japan (1988), Valencia, Spain (1997) and Montreal, Canada (2000), Minneapolis, Minnesota (2003), St. Andrews, Scotland (2012), and Strasbourg, France (2015). Professor Nichol has performed with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, the Harry James Orchestra, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. Professor Nichol can be heard on Flights of Fancy (Centaur Recording, 2003), Caught in the Act (White Pine Music, 2007), Woodwind Echoes (White Pine Recording, 2008), and Conspiracy Theory (White Pine Music, 2010).   John Nichol is a Yamaha Performing Artist, a Vandoren Artist, and is a Past President of the North American Saxophone Alliance.

 

John Nichol

John Nichol is Professor of Saxophone at Central Michigan University and has performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Montreaux, Switzerland (1997), the North Sea Jazz Festival (1997) and the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival (2000, 2001, 2002). Professor Nichol has also performed by invitation at eight World Saxophone Congresses: Chicago, Illinois (1979), Nuremberg, Germany (1982), Kawasaki, Japan (1988), Valencia, Spain (1997) and Montreal, Canada (2000), Minneapolis, Minnesota (2003), St. Andrews, Scotland (2012), and Strasbourg, France (2015). Professor Nichol has performed with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, the Harry James Orchestra, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. Professor Nichol can be heard on Flights of Fancy (Centaur Recording, 2003), Caught in the Act (White Pine Music, 2007), Woodwind Echoes (White Pine Recording, 2008), and Conspiracy Theory (White Pine Music, 2010).   John Nichol is a Yamaha Performing Artist, a Vandoren Artist, and is a Past President of the North American Saxophone Alliance.

 

Jonathan Nichol

 

Jonathan Nichol

JONATHAN NICHOL is an active performing saxophonist who champions new music and has presented concerts throughout the United States, Bosnia, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, and Thailand. He has premiered pieces by renowned composers including Marc Mellits, Charles Ruggiero, Forrest Pierce, Paquito D’Rivera, Daniel Wohl, Marvin Lamb, Jeffrey Loeffert, Igor Karaça, Tina Tallon, and Drew Baker.

 

Jonathan is a founding member of the h2 quartet, recipients of the prestigious Gold Medal at the 2007 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and First Prize Award recipients at the inaugural North American Saxophone Alliance Chamber Music Competition (2008).

 

Jonathan Nichol is Associate Professor of Saxophone at the University of Oklahoma. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (2010) and a Master of Music degree (2007) from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree (2005) from Central Michigan University. Jonathan’s primary teachers include John Nichol, Joseph Lulloff, Robbie Smith, Diego Rivera, and Rodney Whitaker. He is proud to be a Yamaha Performing Artist and a Vandoren Performing Artist.  


Paul Nolen

 

Paul Nolen

Paul Nolen serves as Associate Professor of Saxophone at Illinois State University. Paul has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and jazz artist throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the UK. Paul appeared as concerto soloist at the 2012 World Saxophone Congress in Scotland, and soloed with the San Francisco Wind Ensemble at the 2015 WASBE Conference. He has also recorded David Maslanka’s Concerto for Saxophone and Wind Ensemble with the Illinois State University Wind Symphony, available on the Albany Record Label.

Paul performs throughout the U.S. with the Iridium Saxophone Quartet, and regionally with the Peoria Symphony and the Heartland Festival Orchestras. He has twice led an International Saxophone Course at the Aberystwyth MusicFest in Wales, UK.

He received his Doctorate of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Michigan State University, and his undergraduate degree in saxophone performance from the UMKC Conservatory of Music.


Don Norton

Don Norton is a Minnesota-based saxophonist and educator. He currently serves as an instructor at Gustavus Adolphus College, where he teaches saxophone, jazz, and world music, Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he teaches saxophone and clarinet, and Spoon River College, where he teaches online music appreciation courses. He has previously taught at Laramie County Community College, the University of Northern Colorado, the Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts, and St. Charles North High School (IL), as well as the summer jazz camps of Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, and the Birch Creek Music Performance Center. Don holds degrees from the University of Northern Colorado, the New England Conservatory of Music, and Northern Illinois University. His teachers have included Jerry Bergonzi, Andrew Dahlke, Todd DelGiudice, Steve Duke, George Garzone, John McNeil, Rakalam Bob Moses, John Murphy, John Vana, and John Wojciechowski.


Kevin Norton

Dr. Kevin Norton earned his DMA in saxophone at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music under Dr. James Bunte. He is currently a private instructor in Cincinnati, primarily at the Cincinnati Academy of Performing Arts and the School for Creative and Performing Arts. He previously studied at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky under Dr. Nathan Nabb and Prof. Eugene Norden, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master of Music in saxophone performance. He has performed at numerous events held by the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) including the national conferences held in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. Furthermore, he performed at the United States Navy Band’s International Saxophone Symposium in 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In addition, Kevin has actively premiered several new works for saxophone. He was most recently part of a consortium for composer Matthew Browne's alto saxophone concerto Alcoholic Dissertations.

Kevin Norton

Dr. Kevin Norton earned his DMA in saxophone at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music under Dr. James Bunte. He is currently a private instructor in Cincinnati, primarily at the Cincinnati Academy of Performing Arts and the School for Creative and Performing Arts. He previously studied at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky under Dr. Nathan Nabb and Prof. Eugene Norden, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master of Music in saxophone performance. He has performed at numerous events held by the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) including the national conferences held in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. Furthermore, he performed at the United States Navy Band’s International Saxophone Symposium in 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In addition, Kevin has actively premiered several new works for saxophone. He was most recently part of a consortium for composer Matthew Browne's alto saxophone concerto Alcoholic Dissertations

Doug O'Connor

Doug O'Connor has served as Associate Lecturer of Saxophone at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, as saxophonist with the United States Naval Academy Band, and is currently employed with the United States Army Band, "Pershing's Own." He holds a BM from the University of Maryland in addition to MM and DMA degrees from the Eastman School of Music.

Praised for his "seamless technique" and "sumptuous lyricism" (The Philadelphia Inquirer), saxophonist Doug O'Connor has performed across Asia, Europe, and the U.S. He was the Second Prize winner of the 2nd International Jean-Marie Londeix Saxophone Competition, the the winner of Astral Artists' 2003 National Auditions, and was a finalist for the Concert Artists Guild competition in 2009.

Dr. O'Connor is a co-founder of the Global Premiere Consortium Commissioning Project, an online platform for instigating the composition, dissemination, and performance of new music worldwide.


Doug O'Connor

Praised for his “seamless technique” and “sumptuous lyricism” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), saxophonist Doug O’Connor has performed across Asia, Europe, and the U.S., including appearances as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Asheville Symphony, Symphony in C, Musica Nova, the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, as well as various college percussion ensembles. He holds a BM from the University of Maryland in addition to MM and DMA degrees from the Eastman School of Music. He has served as Associate Professor of Saxophone at University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire and at the Eastman School of Music, as saxophonist with the United States Naval Academy Band, and is currently employed as ceremonial saxophonist with the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.” He is a co-founder of the Global Premiere Consortium Commissioning Project, an online platform for instigating the composition, dissemination, and performance of new music worldwide.

Lindsey O'Connor

Lindsey O’Connor is the Saxophone Paraprofessional for Clark County School District, Woodwinds Coach for the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras, Adjunct Instructor of Music at the College of Southern Nevada, and Founding Executive Artistic Director of the Las Vegas Saxophone Day. She frequently serves as an adjudicator and clinician for the Nevada Music Educators Association, Nevada Music Teachers Association, and Southern Nevada Band Association. O’Connor is an active solo artist, soprano saxophonist of the Red Rock Saxophone Quartet, and has also performed in musical productions on the Las Vegas Strip including Evita, Guys and Dolls, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Prior to her appointments in Las Vegas, O'Connor was pursuing a D.M.A. Saxophone Performance at the University of Nebraska. She received a M.M. Saxophone Performance from the University of Nebraska and a B.M. Saxophone Performance from Michigan State University. O'Connor is a Vandoren Regional Artist and performs exclusively on Vandoren products. www.lynziioconnor.com


Matt Olson

Conn-Selmer Endorsing Artist Matt Olson is Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at Furman University. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. He has performed with Randy Brecker, Kurt Elling, Benny Carter, Wayne Bergeron, Jason Marsalis, Byron Stripling, John Fedchock, Ryan Keberle, Doc Severinsen, Manhattan Transfer, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole. Lou Rawls, Ben Folds, the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, among others. He is a founding member and co-leader of the Unhinged Sextet, who have two recordings on OA2 Records – Clarity (2015) and Don’t Blink (2017). Matt is also active as a clinician and adjudicator, including presenting clinics at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the Jazz Education Network Conference. His work has been published by Downbeat magazine, The Saxophone Symposium, and Walrus Music.


Matt Olson

Conn-Selmer Endorsing Artist Matt Olson is Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at Furman University. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. He has performed with Randy Brecker, Kurt Elling, Benny Carter, Wayne Bergeron, Jason Marsalis, Byron Stripling, John Fedchock, Ryan Keberle, Doc Severinsen, Manhattan Transfer, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Bernadette Peters, Lou Rawls, Ben Folds, the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, among others. He is a founding member and co-leader of the Unhinged Sextet, who have two recordings on OA2 Records – Clarity (2015) and Don’t Blink (2017). Matt is also active as a clinician and adjudicator, including presenting clinics at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the Jazz Education Network Conference. His work has been published by Downbeat magazine, The Saxophone Symposium, and Walrus Music.


Kirk O'Riordan

Kirk O'Riordan’s music has been referred to as “unapologetically beautiful” and is often praised for its uniquely “visual” qualities that depict a wide range of striking moods. An active composer, saxophonist, and conductor, In 2009 Dr. O'Riordan joined the faculty of Lafayette College where he serves as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands, teaching courses in music theory, and composition. Kirk's music has been widely broadcast on radio, and recordings of his works appear on the Ravello, Centaur, ERM-Media and EnF labels featuring performances by Lawrence Stomberg, Marianne Gythfeldt, Holly Roadfeldt, Frederick L. Hemke, The Kiev Philharmonic, and Farrell Vernon. Kirk has studied composition with Rodney Rogers, Randall Shinn, James De Mars, Glenn Hackbarth, Jay Alan Yim, Burton Beerman, Marilyn Shrude, and Donald M. Wilson. He has studied saxophone with Frederick L. Hemke, John Sampen, Eugene Rousseau, and Iwan Roth. 


Miles Osland

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Miles Osland

Miles Osland  has distinguished himself as an educator, recording and performing artist, author, arranger and composer. Currently the Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Saxophone at the University of Kentucky, he has appeared throughout North, South America, Europe and Asia as a guest conductor and performing artist for Selmer (France) saxophones, D’Addario Woodwinds and Jody Jazz Mouthpieces. His compositions and arrangements have been recognized and supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.  He is also a recipient of the Kentucky Governor’s Award In The Arts for excellence in education.

Sea Breeze Jazz Records has submitted ten of his recordings for Grammy nominations.  Mark Custom Recordings has submitted eight.  His scholarly work (which includes over 75 publications on saxophone technique and jazz improvisation) can be found in a variety of publications including Downbeat, Jazz Times, Saxophone Journal and many others.


Douglas Owens

Dr. Douglas Owens, Associate Professor of Music, teaches applied double reeds and saxophone at the University of Tennessee-Martin. He holds the BME from Furman University, the MM in Performance from the University of South Carolina and the DMA in Performance from the University of Georgia. Dr. Owens has held previous teaching positions at Presbyterian College, Union University and at Fort Lewis College.

As a woodwind specialist, Dr. Owens has performed extensively on all five members of the woodwind family. Dr. Owens is an active orchestral musician, performing regularly on oboe, bassoon and saxophone with the Paducah (KY) and Jackson (TN) Symphony Orchestras. He is also an active chamber musician, performing with the Sax O'Clock Quartet (baritone saxophone) and alongside UTM faculty members Elizabeth Aleksander and Charles Lewis with the LCD Wind Trio.


Stephen Page

Saxophonist Stephen Page has garnered international prominence as one of the leading saxophonists of today’s younger generation

Well known for his interpretations of the great original works for saxophone, Stephen has gained acclaim for his innovative arrangements and performances of the violin repertoire and flute repertoire. He has also furthered the saxophone repertoire through the commissioning of works from composers such as John Mackey, David Maslanka, Dan Welcher, David Rakowski, Ida Gotkovsky, David Canfield, Greg Wanamaker, and Mark Mellits, among others.

Dr. Page has been an active recording artist producing ten recordings as a soloist and chamber musician, which can be heard on the Enharmonic, Teal Creek, Crystal Music, and AUR Labels. Three forthcoming CD releases in 2018 will highlight the music of Florent Schmitt, Gregory Wanamker, and John Mackey.

Dr. Page serves as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music.


Matthew Patnode

Matthew Patnode is professor of saxophone and jazz studies at North Dakota State University in Fargo. He regularly performs in many genres, both as a classical soloist, chamber musician, and jazz musician.  Additionally, he has performed as orchestral saxophonist with the Phoenix Symphony, Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, and has also been featured as a soloist on Minnesota Public Radio.  He holds degrees and certificates from Arizona State University, the Bordeaux Conservatory, and SUNY Potsdam.  His primary teachers include James Stoltie, Jean-Marie Londeix, and Joseph Wytko.  He has presented clinics at state music educator conferences throughout the midwest and serves as the region 3 director for the North American Saxophone Alliance. He has appeared in concert with such artists as Buddy DeFranco, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, Phil Woods, among others.  He currently performs with Trio Carrefour, and the Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome. Matthew Patnode is a Conn-Selmer artist and clinician, and performs on Selmer Paris saxophones.


Tracy Patterson

Dr. Tracy Patterson is Assistant Professor of Saxophone/Jazz at Winthrop University where he directs the WU Swingin’ Eagles Jazz Ensemble, teaches applied saxophone, and coaches chamber ensembles. Patterson received the Bachelor of Arts in Music from Northeastern State University, the Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Central Oklahoma, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance from Texas Tech University. He has performed with noted artists Natalie Cole, The Temptations, Robin Eubanks, Bob Mintzer, Wayne Bergeron, Steve Lippia, Linda Eder, Lorna Luft, Brett Eldridge, and Darius Rucker. An active orchestral musician, he has appeared multiple times with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. Patterson is a Performing Artist for Yamaha and D’Addario and exclusively performs on Yamaha Saxophones and D’Addario reeds. He resides in Tega Cay, South Carolina, with his wife, Joy, and their daughter, Evelyn.

 

Tracy Patterson

The Winthrop University Saxophone Studio contains 18 undergraduate and graduate students majoring in music performance and education. Under the instruction of Dr. Tracy Patterson, Assistant Professor of Saxophone, and Mr. Neal Postma, Adjunct Professor of Saxophone, students perform in various ensembles and study an array of musical styles and genres. Saxophone quartets from WU won the South Carolina Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition in 2015 and 2016. Additionally, they have presented programs at the South Carolina Music Educators Conference and have performed on master-classes with Dr. Connie Frigo, Dr. Nathan Nabb, Dr. Dave Camwell, and Professor David Dees. The WU Saxophone Ensemble is a newly formed group of ten saxophonists playing a wide range of music. They are coached by Dr. Patterson and Mr. Postma.


Shawna Pennock

Saxophonist Shawna Pennock has been described as “rich and powerful, yet lightly effervescent” by the Classical Voice of North Carolina. A native of Davenport, IA, Pennock is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree with Dr. Connie Frigo. She has won 1st and 3rd place prizes in the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competitions in 2014 and 2012, respectively. Pennock also won the North Carolina MTNA Young Artist competition in 2014 and the Southern Division of MTNA Chamber Music competition in 2015.  Pennock is the tenor saxophonist of the Dasch Quartet whose debut CD, Necessary Edges released in January 2016. Pennock is a graduate of The University of Iowa (BM), and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (MM, PAC). Her previous teachers include Dr. Kenneth Tse and Mr. Taimur Sullivan. 


John Perrine

 

Scotty Phillips

Described as a “splendid performer … [with] wonderful life and spirit,” and “at once sensitive, nuanced, brash and daring; all depending on the demands of the music,” saxophonist Scotty Phillips has been acclaimed and heard in performance across the United States, Canada, France, and Poland. He has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Center for New Music, Wychwood Barns, Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series, ETHOS New Music Series, Roche Visiting Artist Series, First Tuesday Performance Series, Opening Nights, SaxOpen, Ratusz Staromiejski w Szczecinie, Nowosolski Dom Kultury, and Wałeckie Centrum Kultury. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Florida State University Wind Orchestra, a guest artist at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, Oklahoma State University, University of South Florida and with the Tallahassee Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, National Music Festival Orchestra, and Taneycomo Festival Orchestra.

Phil Pierick

A staunch advocate for new music, Phil Pierick has commissioned more than 25 new works and presented over 50 premieres in Europe, Asia, and North America. Recent recording projects include an album of previously unreleased chamber music for saxophone by Percy Grainger (Naxos) and Invisible Seams (Teal Creek), an album of new works composed for his saxophone duo, Ogni Suono. 

Phil has received prizes at the Jean-Marie Londeix and ISSAC International Saxophone Competitions, multiple MTNA National Competitions, and was named Vandoren Emerging Artist of 2011. 

Phil teaches saxophone at The College of Wooster. He holds a DMA and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, where he served as teaching assistant to Chien-Kwan Lin. Previous study with Lars Mlekusch as a Fulbright Scholar in Austria, Jean-Michel Goury as a Frank Huntington Beebe Scholar, and Debra Richtmeyer (BM, MM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Phil is a Vandoren Artist.

Bret Pimentel

Dr. Bret Pimentel is an associate professor of Music at Delta State University (Mississippi), where he teaches saxophone, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. He is an active performer on all the major modern woodwind instruments, as well as a number of "world," historical, and electronic woodwinds. He performs in a variety of musical settings: solo recital, chamber, orchestral, jazz, blues, rock, and more. In 2014 he won the Mississippi Humanities Council Humanities Teacher Award. He has degrees from the University of Georgia (DMA woodwinds), Indiana University (MM woodwinds) and Brigham Young University (BM saxophone). He blogs on woodwind-related topics at http://bretpimentel.com and is the author of the new book Woodwind Basics: Fundamental concepts for playing and teaching flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone.

Gabriel Piqué

Gabriel Piqué, 25, is a native of Augusta, Georgia. He holds degrees in saxophone performance from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Georgia and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Illinois. In, 2015, Gabriel was named Presser Scholar, and two years later was awarded Eastman's prestigious Performers Certificate, as well as being named a Graduate College Fellow at the University of Illinois. Gabriel has been a featured soloist with groups including the Augusta Symphony Orchestra and the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble. He is the 1st Prize winner of the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Solo Competition and a gold medal winner of The Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and The Plowman Chamber Music Competition. Gabriel is an active international performer, having had performances in Las Vegas, Moscow, Strasbourg, Beijing,Shanghai and Thailand within the last five years.  

Gabriel Piqué

The Anabru Saxophone Quartet was formed at the Unvieristy of Illinois in Fall of 2017. The members come from unique and decorated backgrounds, allowing the quartet to be informed by a wide variety of expeierneces and saxophone pedigrees. Currently, the group is comprised of Doctor of Musical Arts candidates Evan Clark (soprano), Wilson Poffenberger (tenor), Gabriel Piqué (baritone) and Master of Music student Michael Chapa (alto). The Anabru Quartet is coached by Debra Richtmeyer. 

Justin Polyblank

Barkada Quartet is the first saxophone quartet to capture the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition’s coveted Grand Prize. Formed in 2011 at the Indiana University Bloomington Jacobs School of Music (JSoM), Barkada Quartet’s individual members share a friendship and musical camaraderie of incredible strength. Barkada Quartet has achieved international recognition, having performed over 50 engagements in Italy, Japan, and 12 states in the contiguous U.S. Their 2017 performance schedule continues to highlight works from their first major collaborative project, informally titled Root Movement, and in keeping with their dedication to cultivating new music, Barkada Quartet participated in the first major commission from a consortium of American saxophone quartets; premiering internationally renowned composer Marc Mellits’ Ex Machina in 2017. Through virtuosic performances, thoughtful artist-composer collaborations, and meaningful educational outreach, Barkada Quartet hopes to remind audiences that chamber music is known historically as “the music of friends.” 


Justin Polyblank

The Barkada-Kenari Saxophone Octet is the collaborative project of two award-winning saxophone quartets—both of which were founded in Bloomington, Indiana. Between them, the Barkada and Kenari saxophone quartets have participated in nearly a dozen of the most prestigious domestic and international chamber music competitions, recently receiving top prizes in the J.C. Arriaga, Coleman, Fischoff, and innagural M-Prize competitions. Comprised of current and former students of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, the members of each quartet played pivotal roles in one another’s development during their time as students of Dr. Otis Murphy. 

This mutually supportive relationship has carried through as both groups continue to grow as budding young professional chamber ensembles. Each has gone on to give performances and master classes both at home and abroad, and collaborative relationships have been the cornerstone of Barkada and Kenari’s efforts to share the collegial qualities of chamber music with others. 


Henrique Portovedo

International D’Addario Woodwinds and Selmer Paris artist, Silverstein Pro Artist, Henrique Portovedo has found its’ place in contemporary music by working with composers such as R. Barret, P. Ferreira Lopes, P. Ablinger,  P. Niblock, M. Edwards, among others. Portovedo has more than 40 works for saxophone dedicated to him. Was soloist with several orchestras and ensembles including L’Orchestre d’Harmonie de la Garde Republican, Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra, Orquestra de Sopros da Universidade de Aveiro, Sond'Art Electric Ensemble etc. Co-founder of QuadQuartet and Artistic Director of Aveiro SaxFest, he recorded for several labels including Naxos, Universal. Presently he is artist in residency at ZKM, Karlsruhe and, as well, visiting researcher at  UC Santa Barbara supported by Fulbright Foundation. Henrique is member of the European Saxophone Comité, Tenor Sax Collective, President of the Portuguese Saxophone Association and was the artistic director of the European Saxophone Congress 2017. 


Henrique Portovedo

International D’Addario Woodwinds and Selmer Paris artist, Silverstein Pro Artist, Henrique Portovedo has found its’ place in contemporary music by working with composers such as R. Barret, P. Ferreira Lopes, P. Ablinger,  P. Niblock, M. Edwards, among others. Portovedo has more than 40 works for saxophone dedicated to him. Was soloist with several orchestras and ensembles including L’Orchestre d’Harmonie de la Garde Republican, Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra, Orquestra de Sopros da Universidade de Aveiro, Sond'Art Electric Ensemble etc. Co-founder of QuadQuartet and Artistic Director of Aveiro SaxFest, he recorded for several labels including Naxos, Universal. Presently he is artist in residency at ZKM, Karlsruhe and, as well, visiting researcher at  UC Santa Barbara supported by Fulbright Foundation. Henrique is member of the European Saxophone Comité, Tenor Sax Collective, President of the Portuguese Saxophone Association and was the artistic director of the European Saxophone Congress 2017.


neal postma

Saxophone performer and pedagogue Neal Postma is currently on the faculty of Winthrop University and Claflin University. He is also in the final year of his DMA at the University of South Carolina where he has served as a saxophone GA to Dr. Clifford Leaman and a lecturer of music appreciation. Additionally he holds degrees from the Cincinnati Conservatory (MM) and the University of Colorado (BM). He is a P. Mauriat endorsing artist and a member of the D'Addario Woodwinds Method Program. 

Joseph Proud

Joseph M Proud, IV is currently pursuing a DMA in Saxophone Performance from the University of Alabama, where he studies with Dr. Jonathan Noffsinger. He previously obtained degrees from Columbus State University studying with Dr. Amy Griffiths and Dr. Joseph Girard, and Central Connecticut State University, where he studied with Dr. Carl Knox.  He has also studied with Greg Case and Joshua Thomas, both of the United States Coast Guard.  He has performed for Vincent David, Steve Stusek, Connie Frigo, and Paul Galbraith in masterclasses with a variety of repertoire. As a soloist, he has performed at the 2015 and 2017 NASA Region 6 conferences, as well as with the CCSU Sinfonietta, performing Glazunov’s Concerto in Eb for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra. He recently also placed first in the University of Alabama Concerto Competition, and will perform Jaques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera with UA’s Huxford Symphony Orchestra in March 2018. 


Brandon Quarles

Brandon Quarles is a saxophonist dedicated to the creation and performance of new music. He is currently based in Chicago where he works closely with composers to realize new and progressive works. Brandon is a member of ~Nois, a saxophone quartet committed to performing contemporary music. ~Nois was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Compeition and was also awarded First Prize at the 2016 Chicago Woodwind Ensemble Competition. Currently in his first year of doctoral study at Northwestern University, Brandon serves the school as the Doctoral Assistant for the saxophone studio and as the Instructor of Non-Major Saxophone Lessons. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Georgia and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. Brandon’s principal teachers are Clint Schmitt, Connie Frigo, and Taimur Sullivan.


Heidi Radtke

Indianapolis-based saxophonist Heidi Radtke is in her fourth year as the Instructor of Saxophone at Butler University and is the private saxophone teacher for Carmel-Clay schools. An avid chamber musician, Heidi performs with fellow saxophonist Henning Schröder as part of the Hiding Duo and frequently collaborates with Classical Music Indy. She has been a recent soloist with the Butler University Wind Ensemble and has performed with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Prior to moving to Indianapolis, Heidi served as an Associate Instructor of Saxophone for the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she is currently a doctoral candidate. She completed bachelor degrees in political science and saxophone performance along with master degrees in library science and music performance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her primary teachers include Debra Richtmeyer and Otis Murphy. Heidi Radtke is a Vandoren Artist.


Alexander Richards

Alexander Richards is an active pedagogue and performing artist, having appeared in concert across Canada and the United States. Alexander has been a featured soloist with both the University of Victoria Wind Symphony (2011) and the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble (2013). In addition, Alexander has been selected as a finalist in competitions across Canada and the United States, in both solo and chamber music capacities. As the recipient of the prestigious Berneking Memorial Fellowship, and the Patsy C. and Fred W. Patterson College of Music Fellowship, Alexander has had the opportunity to study with many luminaries, including Dr. Eugene Rousseau, Dr. Eric Nestler and Wendell Clanton. Alexander holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria, a Master of Music from the University of Minnesota, and is currently in pursuit of his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of North Texas.


Debra Richtmeyer

Debra Richtmeyer, has been Professor of saxophone at the University of Illinois since 1991 and has performed recitals and clinics in North America, Europe, China and Thailand. She has commissioned and premiered numerous compositions and was the first woman to perform a featured concerto with orchestra and give a master class at a World Saxophone Congress. She has recorded multiple CDs and performed concertos with ensembles such as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Slovak Radio Orchestra, The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Washington D.C. United States Navy Band. She has adjudicated national and international competitions and received prestigious awards including the University of Illinois "Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching".   Her students have won numerous national and international prizes and her degrees are from Northwestern University where she studied with Dr. Frederick Hemke. Professor Richtmeyer is a Selmer Artist and Honorary Life Member and Past-President of NASA.

 

Sarah Roberts

Dr. Sarah Roberts is Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at The University of Texas at Tyler. In February 2017, Dr. Roberts was the featured soloist with the Mineola Middle School Band for their TMEA Honor Band Performance where she premiered, The Pursuit by Micah Bell, a work specifically commissioned for the event. In 2012, she was the guest artist with the Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s jazz band for their annual jazz festival; and in 2014 she was the Artist-in-Residence with the Southeast Iowa Symphony. Dr. Roberts completed her doctorate of musical arts degree in saxophon performance from the University of NOrth Texas in August 2015. She also holds dual master of music degrees in saxophone performance and jazz studies from the University of North Texas and dual undergraduate degrees in saxophone performance and jazz studies from the University of Michigan.

Amy Robinson

Amy Robinson is active as a saxophone performer, educator, and conductor. She holds Master of Music degrees in Saxophone Performance and Conducting from Illinois State University and a Bachelor in Music Education from Slippery Rock University.

As a soloist Amy has performed throughout the United States and at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France. She was the winner of the SRU Saxophone Concerto Competition and has performed several solo recitals. As a member of both SRU’s and ISU’s premiere Wind Ensembles, Amy has recorded many CDs, most notably the NAXOS recording with the ISU Wind Symphony. Amy also performed and recorded with the SRU Jazz Band for four years. 

Amy is a member of professional organizations, including NASA, TMEA, NAfME, and CBDNA. Her primary saxophone professors include Paul Nolen and Jason Kush.

Amy currently teaches high school band at Krum ISD in Krum, Texas.


Erin Rogers

PopebamaErin Rogers (saxophones), and Dennis Sullivan (percussion), NYC-based composer-performers, apply text, electronics, and high-energy instrumental writing to multi-instrument setups. Specializing in works conceived by Rogers, Sullivan, and composers such as Paul Pinto, Matthew Shlomowitz and Eric Wubbels, Jenna Lyle, Daniel Silliman, and Andrew Greenwald, the duo has performed on the Permutations, Home Audio, Avant Garasement and Sound Traffic Concert Series, with featured appearances at the Edmonton Fringe Festival (Canada), Diabolical Records (Salt Lake City), and the Inaugural VU Symposium (Park City, UT), most recently performing for an ecstatic crowd at the 2017 New Music Gathering (Bowling Green, OH). Popebama will be featured at the inaugural SPLICE Festival at the University of Western Michigan.

Timothy Rosenberg

Timothy Rosenberg is the Instructor of Saxophone at Bethune-Cookman University and Course Director at Full Sail University. He has previously served on the faculty of Ithaca College and taught lessons at Michigan State University. Heis currently the soprano saxophonist with the Hippocrene Saxophone Quartet in Orlando, FL. He has performed with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, the Binghamton Symphony Orchestra and has been a member of the Cayuga Saxophone Quartet, the Hyperbaton Ensemble, and the H2 Quartet. Timothy is also an accomplished recording engineer and producer with several record credits. Timothy earned his DMA and Master's Degree from Michigan State University. His Bachelor’s degree is from Ithaca College. 

Elizabeth Rosinbum

Elizabeth maintains a multi-faceted career as an educator, speaker, and clinician. She is the head private instructor in one of the top band programs in Texas with a studio of over 50 students. She has spoken at several music conferences and at universities throughout Texas, Michigan, and Illinois. The first ever saxophonist in the D’Addario Woodwinds Method Program, Elizabeth gives hundreds of educational masterclasses to students in middle school, high school, and college, and counsels other clinicians. She thrives on mentoring individuals and helping others expand their interests and skillsets.

After her undergraduate studies in Music and Psychology and earning her Master’s Degree in Saxophone Performance, she made it her life’s work to educate young musicians and empower others to perform their best in work and on stage. Her lectures inspire artists to build confidence, create a clear vision for their future, and develop skills to build a thriving business. 


Perry Roth

 

Leo Saguiguit

Leo Saguiguit enjoys an active schedule teaching and performing, with engagements as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and abroad, including Cuba, France, United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines. He collaborates with numerous ensembles and currently performs with the saxophone/percussion duo DRAX, the Athens (Greece) Saxophone Quartet, Missouri Saxophone Quartet, and the Odyssey Chamber Music Series of Columbia. He has been soloist with various orchestras and wind ensembles and has appeared in over a dozen CD recordings. As an orchestral saxophonist, Saguiguit has performed regularly with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Milwaukee Symphony, Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Missouri Symphony. Saguiguit is currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of Missouri. He earned his music degrees from Emory University and Northwestern University, where he was a student of Stutz Wimmer and Frederick Hemke respectively.

 

Claire Salli

Claire Salli is a first year Master's student studying saxophone performance at Bowling Green State University with Dr John Sampen and currently serves as one of his graduate assistants. She received her undergraduate degree in music education from Stephen F Austin State University where she studied with Dr Nathan Nabb. Claire has already had a successful start to her career as an educator and performer. She has maintained a private lesson studio and has taught masterclasses across Texas, Michigan, and Ohio. She has preformed in several concerts for Bowling Green State University's New Music Festival and has also appeared as a guest soloist with the SFA Orchestra of the Pines. She has participated in masterclasses for artists such as Dr Frederick Hemke, Dr Christopher Creviston, the H2 Quartet, and the Oasis Quartet and has atteneded the Frederick Hemke Saxophone Institute and Great Plains Saxophone Workshop.  


John Sampen

As one of America's leading concert saxophonists, John Sampen is particularly recognized as a distinguished artist in contemporary literature. He has commissioned over one hundred new works and has soloed with ensembles from all over the world. Sampen has recorded with Belgian and Swiss National Radio and is represented on the Orion, CRI, Albany and Capstone record labels. A clinician for the Conn-Selmer Company, he has presented masterclasses at important universities and conservatories throughout Europe, Asia and North America.  In addition to contemporary literature, Sampen performs traditional saxophone repertoire in recital with pianist/composer Marilyn Shrude.   Dr. Sampen is currently a Distinguished Artist Professor at Bowling Green State University and is Past President of the North American Saxophone Alliance.


Scott Sandberg

Dr. Scott Sandberg serves as Assistant Professor of Saxophone/Clarinet—Coordinator of Woodwinds at the University of North Dakota and maintains an active schedule as a performer, clinician, and adjudicator. Internationally, he has toured China three times, including performing as a featured soloist with the East China Normal University Orchestra, and premiered two pieces at the World Saxophone Congress in ScotlandHe has also performed in Canada, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Norway as well as across the United States at universities, festivals, and numerous conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance. A North Dakota nativeDr. Sandberg received his Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of North Dakota. He received his Master of Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in saxophone performance from The University of Iowa as a student of Dr. Kenneth Tse.  Dr. Sandberg is a Selmer Paris Endorsing Artist. 

Richard Schwartz

An award winning and Grammy considered saxophonist, Dr. Richard A. Schwartz has commissioned and/or premiered nearly thirty new works for saxophone, performed for regional, national and international events in North and South America and Europe and is the grand prize winner of the 1997 International Henri Mancini Institute Concerto Competition and recipient of the 2010 Southeastern Louisiana University President's Award for Excellence in Artistic Activity.  Awarded three United States patents, two of which for his recognized intonation training tool The Tuning C.D., Schwartz has performed featured solos with such pop musical legends as Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin and has shared the stage with jazz artists backing up Dave Grusin, Roy Hargrove, Bob Mintzer, Tom Scott, and others.  Immediate past president of the New Mexico Jazz Educators, Dr. Schwartz is associate professor of saxophone and jazz studies at Eastern New Mexico University and has served on the faculties of Boston University, Brandies University and Southeastern Louisiana University (2011-2013 Faculty Senate President).

Richard Schwartz

An award winning and Grammy-considered saxophonist, Dr. Richard A. Schwartz has commissioned and/or premiered nearly thirty new works for saxophone, performed for regional, national and international events in North and South America and Europe and is the grand prize winner of the 1997 International Henri Mancini Institute Concerto Competition and recipient of the 2010 Southeastern Louisiana University President's Award for Excellence in Artistic Activity.  Awarded three United States patents, two of which for his recognized intonation training tool The Tuning C.D., Schwartz has performed featured solos with such pop musical legends as Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin and has shared the stage with jazz artists backing up Dave Grusin, Roy Hargrove, Bob Mintzer, Tom Scott, and others.  Immediate past president of the New Mexico Jazz Educators, Dr. Schwartz is associate professor of saxophone and jazz studies at Eastern New Mexico University and has served on the faculties of Boston University, Brandies University and Southeastern Louisiana University (2011-2013 Faculty Senate President).

Alex Sellers

Alex Sellers is a saxophonist and educator based in the Metro Detroit area. Alex holds a Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from Oakland University in Rochester, MI, studying with Dr. Jeffrey Heisler. He also received a Master of Music degree in Music Technology and Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from Georgia Southern University.

Alex has spent a large portion of his professional life commissioning and premiering new music for the saxophone. Alex strives to contribute to the saxophone repertoire by commissioning new works regularly, and aims to focus on works including electronics. Notable commissioned works Broken by Anthony Donofrio, Velour by Michael James Olson, Shipbreaking for alto saxophone and interactive electronics by Benjamin Taylor, Dreams in the Dusk concerto by David Beidenbender, and most recently Alcoholic Dissertations concerto by Matthew Browne. Alex is featured on Decade Zero, a CD of works by Christopher Biggs.


Robert Selvaggio

Bobby Selvaggio is one of the leading alto saxophone voices on today's jazz scene.  In the words of pianist Kenny Werner, “Bobby is among the best of players out there,” and legendary saxophonist Joe Lovano praises Bobby by calling him “one of the few young saxophonists on the scene today that captures you with his strong presence, focus, and sound.”

After living in New York City and gigging around town at places like the Vanguard, Smalls, and Birdland for four years, Bobby decided to move back to Cleveland with his family. Northeast Ohio has become his home base of operations where Bobby has toured extensively throughout the US and Canada with various working ensembles and musicians. He has dedicated himself to keeping jazz alive in Cleveland and his passion for jazz education has led him to serve as Director of Jazz Studies at Kent State University. 


Robert Selvaggio

Bobby Selvaggio is one of the leading alto saxophone voices on today's jazz scene.  In the words of pianist Kenny Werner, “Bobby is among the best of players out there,” and legendary saxophonist Joe Lovano praises Bobby by calling him “one of the few young saxophonists on the scene today that captures you with his strong presence, focus, and sound.”

After living in New York City and gigging around town at places like the Vanguard, Smalls, and Birdland for four years, Bobby decided to move back to Cleveland with his family. Northeast Ohio has become his home base of operations where Bobby has toured extensively throughout the US and Canada with various working ensembles and musicians. He has dedicated himself to keeping jazz alive in Cleveland and his passion for jazz education has led him to serve as Director of Jazz Studies at Kent State University. 


Caleb Shannon

 

Caleb Shannon is a second year Doctor of Music-Saxophone Performance and Literature student at Michigan State University, where he serves as a graduate teaching assistant for Professor Joseph Lulloff. He has placed in numerous competitions, including the third place in the 2016 Music Teacher’s National Association Woodwind Young Artist Competition and Winner of the 2016 Naftzger Young Artist Competition in the woodwinds division.  As a member of Knoblock Project saxophone quartet, he was a national finalist in the 2015 Music Teacher’s National Association Chamber Music competition and the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet competition.    Originally from Bowling Green, Missouri, Caleb received a Bachelors of Music-Performance degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Masters of Music-Performance and Pedagogy from Oklahoma State University. His teachers include Professor Leo Saguiguit, Dr. Jeffrey Loeffert, and Professor Joseph Lulloff.


Zachary Shemon

Zach Shemon is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, alto saxophonist in the PRISM Quartet, and is on the Interlochen Arts Camp faculty. His former students hold teaching positions throughout the US and have been finalists in national and international competitions. He has released dozens of recordings and performed worldwide with the PRISM Quartet, including performances in Saint Petersburg, Russia and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Shemon was awarded 1st prize at the inaugural ISSAC Competition and has appeared as a concerto soloist with bands and orchestras throughout the world. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Indiana University, where he studied with Donald Sinta and Otis Murphy, respectively. Shemon performs on Selmer (Paris) saxophones and D’Addario Reserve reeds, aids in product research and design for D’Addario Woodwinds, and is an active clinician throughout the US.


Idit Shner

Associate Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at the University of Oregon, Idit was recently awarded two prestigious teaching awards: The 2015 Thomas F. Herman Award for Excellent in Pedagogy in areas of saxophone technique and chamber music coaching; and the 2016 University of Oregon Faculty Excellence Award. Her students consistently win Concerto Competitions as well as Downbeat magazine awards. She is a sought-after clinician, who taught numerous master classes throughout the USA and Israel.

As a jazz saxophonist, Shner performed at the Diet Coke Woman in Jazz Festival (NY), Bellayre Festival (NY), and New-Trier Jazz Festival (IL); toured with pianist Jangun Bae in Korea and Japan; and continues to perform with her jazz quartet in the Pacific Northwest. Her latest CD of original jazz music,"9 Short Stories", appears on OA2.

Visit www.iditshner.com to read about Shner's activities as a classical saxophonist.


Olivia Shortt

The Toronto Creative Music Lab (TCML) is a project designed to nurture the development of risk-takers and change-makers. While we acknowledge the legacies that inform the artistic and professional spaces we currently occupy, we are committed to pushing toward a yet unimagined future in artistry and expression that connects our social responsibilities, our institutions, our communities, our audiences, our arts, and each other.

TCML is a peer-mentored, 8-day workshop for early-career musicians and composers, and is designed to foster professional development, artistic growth, collaborative learning, and community building through workshops, rehearsals, social events, panel discussions, and performance.


Michael Shults

Michael Shults has been praised for his "strong, imaginative" improvisations (Downbeat Magazine) and "fresh and intelligent musical ideas" (The Pitch). Active on the Kansas City jazz scene for nearly a decade, Shults has twice appeared as a sideman on the Jazzweek National Radio Airplay Charts. Michael was a finalist in the 2012 NASA Jazz Artist Competition, and winner of the Graduate College Soloist category in the 2012 Downbeat Student Music Awards.

As a concert saxophonist, Shults has been praised for his "jaw-dropping", "authoritative" technique (Bill Brownlee of the Kansas City Star). He is a founding faculty member of the Kansas City Saxophone Workshop with Zach Shemon of the PRISM Quartet, and has served on the faculty of the Eugene Rousseau Saxophone Workshop. He is currently alto saxophonist with the Coalescent Quartet.

Michael is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Yamaha and D'Addario performing artist.


Michael Shults

As a concert saxophonist, Michael Shults has been praised for his “jaw-dropping” and “authoritative” perfromances (Bill Brownlee of the Kansas City Star) and has performed by invitation at the College Band Director's National Association conference, the North American Saxophone Alliance biennial conference and the University of Iowa Festival for New Music. He is a founding faculty member of the Kansas City Saxophone Workshop along with Zach Shemon, alto saxophonist of the PRISM Quartet. Dr. Shults has also served on the faculty of the Eugene Rousseau Saxophone Workshop at Shell Lake Arts Center. He is currently the alto saxophone chair in the Coalescent Quartet. 

 

Michael is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is a Yamaha and D’Addario performing artist and performs on their instruments and reeds exclusively. 


Vanessa Sielert

Vanessa Sielert is Director and Associate Professor at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho. She received a Bachelor of Music in music education and saxophone performance from the University of Idaho, a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Baylor University and a Doctor of Musical Arts in saxophone performance from the University of Illinois. She hasstudied saxophone with Robert Miller, Michael Jacobson and Debra Richtmeyer.

Vanessa has performed with a wide range of performing groups incuding the Palouse Jazz Project, the Emerald City Jazz Orchestra, the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, the Spokane Symphony, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has performed as a soloist and quartet member at numerous conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance and at meetings of the World Saxophone Congress.

As an advocate of new music, she has commissioned many compositions for saxophone, including two to be premiered at this conference. 


Thomas Smialek

Thomas Smialek is Professor of Music & Integrative Arts at The Pennsylvania State University, Hazleton, where he teaches General Education courses for non-musicians. His research interests include the early history of the saxophone and the use of technology in music instruction. He has presented and performed at meetings of the North American Saxophone Alliance, The College Music Society, the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, the American Musicological Society, and the Twelfth World Saxophone Congress. Publications have appeared in The Saxophone Symposium, Saxophone Journal, Journal of Research in Music Education, and Journal of Technology in Music Learning. Smialek produced NASA’s compact disc The Saxophone Craze. He and L. A. Logrande developed the educational software Active Listening Tools for publisher CengageLearning’s music appreciation textbook Listening to Music by Craig Wright. He has been a member of The Saxophone Symposium’s editorial board since 1994 and was editor from 1997-2004.


Chad Smith

Broadway, Concert, Recording Saxophonist Chad Smith has performed with numerous prestigious orchestras, including Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Metropolitan Opera, and the Boston Pops.  His movie credits include Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I Saw the Light, The Informant!, Ted 2, Extremely Close and Incredibly Loud and Monsters University.  Chad has been featured on television in Legally Blonde on MTV, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Wiz, and Hairspray on NBC, Grease Live on FOX, the Tony Awards on CBS and the Academy Awards on ABC.  An award winning musician in various competitions, Chad has performed at music festivals all over the world, most recently the 15th World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok, where he premiered SAX-O-PHILM: Sounds and Sights of the 20's.   He currently is adjunct professor of saxophone at Montclair State University and director of the Masters' in Woodwind specialization program.   Mr. Smith is a Selmer and D'Addario performing artist.

Evan Smith

Dr. Evan Smith is a performer and educator based in Seattle, WA. He is the co-founder of the Seattle Saxophone Institute, an innovative cross-genre summer intensive study program. He leads an active private studio and is a frequent clinician throughout the Pacific Northwest. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Washington where he wrote extensively on the saxophone works of Yusef Lateef. A passionate advocate of new music, he regularly collaborates with modern composers, performing in contemporary classical, jazz, and popular musical contexts. Smith previously studied at James Madison University and the University of Northern Iowa.

 

Thomas Snydacker

 

Peter Sommer

Since establishing himself among the Denver area’s elite jazz musicians, Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic saxophone playing and creative spirit to a wide variety of musical projects ranging from mainstream bebop to avant garde and beyond at venues across the nation and around the world. Peter has performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and has been a featured jazz soloist at North American Saxophone Alliance Regional and Biennial Conferences.  He has also performed at IAJE International Conferences in Anaheim and Toronto, Canada, and has performed at World Saxophone Congresses in Valencia, Spain, Bangkok, Thailand and St. Andrews, Scotland. He has also released four albums as a leader, most recently Narrando Historias (2015) on Dazzle Recordings. Peter Sommer is Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and Saxophone at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. At CSU, Mr. Sommer directs Jazz Ensemble I and coordinates the Jazz Studies area.


Peter Sommer

Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic saxophone playing and creative spirit to a wide variety of musical projects ranging from mainstream bebop to avant garde and beyond at venues across the nation and around the world. Peter has performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and has been a featured jazz soloist at North American Saxophone Alliance Regional and Biennial Conferences.  He has also performed at IAJE International Conferences in Anaheim and Toronto, Canada, and has performed at World Saxophone Congresses in Valencia, Spain, Bangkok, Thailand and St. Andrews, Scotland. He has also released four albums as a leader, most recently Narrando Historias (2015) on Dazzle Recordings. Peter Sommer is Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and Saxophone at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. At CSU, Mr. Sommer directs Jazz Ensemble I and coordinates the Jazz Studies area. 

Benjamin Sorrell

Dr. Benjamin Sorrell is Lecturer in Saxophone and Chamber Music at California State University, Northridge, and is on faculty at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, and HYPERIUMconservatory in Palos Verdes. He has performed and lectured at the Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival in South Korea, the Monday Evening Concert Series at the Colburn School, The Stone, University of Colorado at Boulder’s Pendulum New Music Series, Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music, and the Impuls Ensemble Academy in Graz, Austria. He holds degrees from the University of Southern California and New England Conservatory, and has studied with some of the world’s preeminent saxophonists including Claude Delangle, Jean-Denis Michat, and Marcus Weiss. Currently residing in Los Angeles, he performs regularly as both a classical and studio musician, exploring repertoire ranging from the baroque to contemporary, and has commissioned or premiered more than 20 new works for the saxophone


Om Srivastava

Om Srivastava is Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has performed tours throughout the United States and China with notable performances including features at the Chautauqua Institute, New Harmony Festival, and Sichuan Conservatory. As a chamber musician, Om was named finalist in the Coleman Chamber Competition (2013) and semi-finalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance Competition (2016). In 2013 he released "Through Adam's Fall" with Promethean Quartet and in 2017 released the Indian-fusion solo debut "Antara". In 2015, Om was awarded an IndianRaga Fellowship and this past summer was named a 2017 Fellow at the New Music Sessions in Cortona, Italy. Recent performances include performing alongside Tony Award winner Matthew Morrison and the Lexington Pops, Grammy nominee Fareed Haque at the Lincoln Center, and the RagaTone Ensemble at Joe's Pub in New York City. Om completed his DMA at the University of Cincinnati.

Om Srivastava

Om Srivastava is Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has performed tours throughout the United States and China with notable performances including features at the Chautauqua Institute, New Harmony Festival, and Sichuan Conservatory. As a chamber musician, Om was named finalist in the Coleman Chamber Competition (2013) and semi-finalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance Competition (2016). In 2013 he released "Through Adam's Fall" with Promethean Quartet and in 2017 released the Indian-fusion solo debut "Antara". In 2015, Om was awarded an IndianRaga Fellowship and this past summer was named a 2017 Fellow at the New Music Sessions in Cortona, Italy. Recent performances include performing alongside Tony Award winner Matthew Morrison and the Lexington Pops, Grammy nominee Fareed Haque at the Lincoln Center, and the RagaTone Ensemble at Joe's Pub in New York City. Om completed his DMA at the University of Cincinnati.


Andrew Steinberg

Andrew R. Steinberg is a Boston based saxophonist, performing throughout the US and Europe. A highly sought-after orchestral saxophonist, he has been invited to perform at music festivals across the globe, including Verbier, Round Top, Spoleto, and Schleswig-Holstein. 


On top of performance activities, Andrew frequently lectures on the history of the saxophone and the life of Adolphe Sax. Recent engagements have included Boston University, New England Conservatory, Brookline Adult & Community Education, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


As a current doctoral student at New England Conservatory and a graduate from Manhattan School of Music, Andrew's teachers include Kenneth Radnofsky and Paul Cohen, as well as private studies with Harry Kinross White.


Andrew currently serves as faculty at Dana Hall School of Music and Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. He is a member of the musical collective Le Train Bleu, and Music Director of the Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra.

 

Scotty Stepp

During 2001-2003 Professor Stepp was granted a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Paris, France under the direction of acclaimed saxophonist Jean-Yves Fourmeau. His other saxophone instructors include Dr. John Sampen and Dr. Paul Bro. Scotty has performed at the United States Embassy in Paris, France, the German-American Fulbright Program’s 50th anniversary conference in Berlin, Germany and numerous other performances in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, and China. Other experiences include first prize winner at the 1998 National Saxophone Competition of the North American Saxophone Alliance in Evanston, IL, semi-finalist at the 1998 2nd International Adolphe Sax Competition in Dinant, Belgium, finalist in the 1999 Crane Festival of NEWMUSIC competition in Potsdam, NY, and prize winner as a member of the Millennium Saxophone Quartet at the Fischoff 2000 National Chamber Music Competition.

Scotty Stepp

During 2001-2003 Professor Stepp was granted a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Paris, France under the direction of acclaimed saxophonist Jean-Yves Fourmeau. His other saxophone instructors include Dr. John Sampen and Dr. Paul Bro. Scotty has performed at the United States Embassy in Paris, France, the German-American Fulbright Program’s 50th anniversary conference in Berlin, Germany and numerous other performances in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, and China. He was the first prize winner at the 1998 National Saxophone Competition of the North American Saxophone Alliance in Evanston, IL, semi-finalist at the 1998 2nd International Adolphe Sax Competition in Dinant, Belgium, finalist in the 1999 Crane Festival of NEWMUSIC competition in Potsdam, NY, and prize winner as a member of the Millennium Saxophone Quartet at the Fischoff 2000 National Chamber Music Competition.

Zach Stern

Zach Stern enjoys a career as a performer and educator, and has appeared in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. A founding member of the Donald Sinta Quartet, Zach has received top prizes at many competitions including the M-Prize, Concert Artists Guild, Coleman, and Fischoff competitions. He has also been featured as a soloist with the Reno Philharmonic, the French Republican Guard Band, the Dallas Winds, and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Band.

Currently residing in Rochester, NY, where he maintains a private studio and teaches at the Eastman Community Music School, Zach is working toward a DMA in Saxophone Performance from the Eastman School of Music. Both of his previous degrees are from the University of Michigan and his primary teachers include Chien-Kwan Lin, Donald Sinta, and Scott Plugge.


William H. Street

William Street, has performed in Belgium, Canada, Federation of Russia, France, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine and the USA. He tours with pianists Roger Admiral, Ian Chen and Viktoria Reishwich-Dapp and the Quatuor International de Saxophones emphasizing the importance of both solo and chamber music making.  2016-17 chamber music performances were performed in Alberta (Edmonton, Red Deer, Camrose, Calgary, Lethbridge), as well as in the US mid-west in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Champaign, Illinois,Taiwan, Thailand and China. Other recent solo performances and lectures took place in San Jose, California as in well as in Bordeaux and Strasbourg, France.  For four years, from 2009-2013, Bill served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta and from 2013-2015 he was Associate Dean of Humanities and Arts at San Jose State University. In 2015, he was appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Alberta.

Steven Stusek

Steven Stusek is a Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where he has been a faculty member since 1999. Originally from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he received his Bachelor’s degree in saxophone performance from Indiana University. Before beginning a Master’s degree in saxophone and chamber music at Arizona State University, he spent a year in Paris studying at the Paris Conservatory and the Conservatoire de le Région de Paris, where he was awarded the Prix d'Or à l'Unanimité in Saxophone Performance. His current projects include a duo with Swiss Saxophonists Laurent Estoppey and Collapss (The Collectice for Happy Sounds). He is a performing artist for Yamaha and Vandoren. 


Steven Stusek

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Masahito Sugihara

Masahito Sugihara is associate professor of saxophone at Sam Houston State University where he is hosting International Woodwind Duo Symposium on April 13-14, 2018. Please see http://www.awea-duo.com/iwds.html for details. He earned the DM and MM degrees from Northwestern University as a student of Dr. Frederick L. Hemke. Mas has appeared as recitalist and clinician in Asia, Europe, South America, and North America. He is a member of Awea Duo and Amethyst Saxophone Quartet, and has performed in the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Dal Niente, Grant Park Orchestra, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Network for New Music, New York City Ballet, and Reading Symphony. As an avid arranger, Mas has transcribed a wide range of compositions for flute/sax duo, reed quartet, saxophone duo, saxophone quartet, and larger saxophone ensembles.

Mas is a D'Addario and Conn-Selmer/Selmer Paris Artist.


Taimur Sullivan

Taimur Sullivan is Associate Professor of Saxophone at Northwestern University, and a member of the acclaimed PRISM Quartet. His performances have taken him from the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Knitting Factory, to engagements in Russia, China, England, Germany, and throughout Latin America. He has garnered critical praise as "outstanding...his melodies phrased as if this were an old and cherished classic, his virtuosity supreme" (New York Times), and as a player of "dazzling proficiency" (American Record Guide). Mr. Sullivan has dedicated much of his career to commissioning new repertoire for the saxophone, and has given the world premieres of over 250 solo and chamber works. As a member of the PRISM Quartet for 24 years, Mr. Sullivan has performed concertos with orchestras nationwide, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and has conducted residencies at leading conservatories throughout the United States including Curtis Institute and Princeton, Rice and Brandeis Universities.


Taimur Sullivan

­­Taimur Sullivan is Associate Professor of Saxophone at Northwestern University, and a member of the acclaimed PRISM Quartet. His performances have taken him from the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Knitting Factory, to engagements in Russia, China, England, Germany, and throughout Latin America. He has garnered critical praise as "outstanding...his melodies phrased as if this were an old and cherished classic, his virtuosity supreme" (New York Times), and as a player of "dazzling proficiency" (American Record Guide).  Mr. Sullivan has dedicated much of his career to commissioning new repertoire for the saxophone, and has given the world premieres of over 250 solo and chamber works. As a member of the PRISM Quartet for 24 years, Mr. Sullivan has performed concertos with orchestras nationwide, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and has conducted residencies at leading conservatories throughout the United States including Curtis Institute and Princeton, Rice and Brandeis Universities.

 



Taimur Sullivan

 

Matthew Swallow

Dr. Matthew James Swallow is an Adjunct Professor of Woodwinds at Alderson Broaddus University teaching applied lessons and coaching chamber ensembles. As a professional saxophonist, Dr. Swallow is also highly proficient on clarinet, flute, and the electronic wind instrument. He has earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Saxophone
Performance (Magna Cum Laude) from Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania and Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Miami University, Ohio. Dr. Swallow recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at West Virginia University studying with Michael Ibrahim. His previous teachers include: Jeremy Long, Terry Steele, Chris
Hemmingway, and Varden Armstrong. For more information, please visit his website: www.mattswallow.com.

Keith Talley

Dr. Keith Talley is currently the Chair of the Department of Music at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO and Professor of Saxophone. He joined the faculty in July 2016. Previously, he served as the Ed and Winnie Ola Berrong Endowed Chair of the Department of Music at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and was on the faculty for 10 years. Dr. Talley received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance from Michigan State University. He holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Missouri Southern State University. He has recently appeared with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed and presented at regional and international saxophone and percussion conferences as a soloist, lecturer, and as a member of a chamber ensemble.

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor is an American saxophonist, conductor, and teacher who  uses music as a tool to make sense of the world and connect with others. His provocative concerts often include collaborations with other musicians, artists, and dancers, drawing upon the arts to tell a story. He actively promotes music written by living composers and is responsible for many commissions and over 50 world premieres in the United States and Europe within the past 10 years. 

As the music program coordinator and asst. professor of saxophone at Morehead State University, he teaches courses in saxophone, chamber music, and pedagogy. Prior to his appointment at MSU, Matthew worked with at-risk kids in downtown Miami. His doctorate is from the Frost School of Music; he also completed studies in education, performance and chamber music at the University of Maryland, the University of Central Arkansas and the Conservatoire de Bordeaux.

For more, please visit www.mathew-taylor.co. 


Rhonda Taylor

         Rhonda Taylor is dedicated to the creation of meaningful sonic art. She has commissioned, premiered, and/or recorded music by such composers as Chris Arrell, Rick Burkhardt, Ben Leeds Carson, Michael Colgrass, Nathan Davis, Ben Grosser, Bernard Rands, Justin Rubin, and Avi Tchamni. Currently she is working closely with Steven Takasugi on a new work for solo saxophonist and electronics. In recent years, Taylor has expanded her artistic activity to include free improvisation. Her work is concerned with varying states of activity and intelligibility, of evoking a specific experience for the listener through vocal and saxophone techniques as well as live electronics. Her recordings are available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby. Dr. Taylor has been on faculty at New Mexico State University since 2003, where she is the College Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Music Theory. Rhonda Taylor is a Conn-Selmer artist and plays on Selmer Paris saxophones exclusively.


Shawn Teichmer

Ross Erickson is the Principal Percussion with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Instructor of Percussion at the University of Evansville. He recently completed a tour performing the organ and percussion works of William Albright

 

Shawn Teichmer is the Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Music Education at the University of Evansville. He has been a featured saxophonist with the West Michigan Concert Winds, Grand Rapids Symphonic Band, Bowling Green State University and Central Michigan University's Orchestra. He has also performed in a variety of ensembles across the U.S., Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and in numerous conferences. Shawn is also a member of the Pliaggi Duo with his wife and pianist Jaime Teichmer.

   

Cecily Terhune

Saxophonist Cecily Terhune has been described as having “the heart of a musician – an engaging performer and a natural teacher.” Terhune is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in music performance from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati after previously completing both a Bachelor’s degree and an Artist Diploma in performance from Ball State University.

Terhune is the recipient of the Presser Music Scholarship, the Brian Minor Memorial Saxophone Scholarship, and the Tom Shah Memorial Jazz Scholarship. Her primary saxophone instructors include: James Bunte, Rick VanMatre, Nathan Nabb, George Wolfe, Nathan Bogert, and Laura Haines. Terhune currently performs with many fine ensembles including the Rhine Saxophone Quartet and the Violet Duo.

Recent notable performances include a European tour as the BSU Jazz Lab Ensemble's lead alto saxophonist, a solo recital at Mukogawa Women's University in Osaka, Japan, and two solo performances at the Chautauqua Institution in New York.


Jacob Thiede

Jacob (Jake) Thiede is a composer, saxophonist, and current PhD student at the University of North Texas. 

Premieres and performances of Jake’s music have taken place in Italy and the United States, including Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont. Recent honors and festivals include the Bowling Green State University Graduate Music Conference (2017), the National Student Electronic Music Conference (2016 & 2017), the Electric LaTex Conference (2016 & 2017), New Music on the Point (2015), and the HighSCORE Festival (2014). He received his BME at Murray State University and MM in music composition at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As a saxophonist, he has studied with Scott Erickson and Steven Stusek. 


Jake studies composition with Kirsten Broberg and Andrew May as well as saxophone with Eric Nestler at the University of North Texas. 


Bobbi Thompson

Saxophonist Bobbi Thompson has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in North America and Israel, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of saxophone at Western University in London, Ontario. She is a passionate proponent of contemporary music who performs frequently with guitarist Ariel Kasler. Together, the Thompson-Kasler Duo is working to expand the repertoire for saxophone and electric guitar through commissioning and performance projects. She has also performed with a wide range of organizations including Orchestra London (Canada), Irving Symphony Orchestra, Plano Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Wind Orchestra, Dallas Jazz Orchestra, Grand Theatre (Canada), Drayton Entertainment, and the world-famous University of North Texas Lab Bands. Dr. Thompson serves on the Editorial Board of the North American Saxophone Alliance’s journal The Saxophone Symposium. She previously taught saxophone and chamber music at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Her research focuses on the saxophone music of American composer Marilyn Shrude. 

Jack Thorpe

The Parea Saxophone Quartet was formed in August of 2017 and consists of students from the Stephen F. Austin State University saxophone studio where they study with Dr. Nathan Nabb. The ensemble consists of Scott Augustine (soprano), Jack Thorpe (alto), Laurette Roddin (tenor), and Matthew Castner (baritone). Members of the quartet have performed international concert tours in Finland and Japan, have won the Texas MTNA Chamber Music Performance Competition, and have been semifinalists in the Coltman Chamber Music Competition and the NASA Saxophone Quartet Competition. Members of the Parea Quartet have performed in masterclasses for teachers such as Frederick L. Hemke, Jean-Marie Londeix, Debra Richtmeyer, Claude Delangle, Joseph Lulloff, Timothy McAllister, and Jean-Michel Goury.


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Michael Tolan

Michael Anne Tolan, native of Avon, Indiana, is currently a DMA-Candidate in Saxophone Performance under the direction of Dr. Michael Ibrahim at West Virginia University. In addition to her studies at WVU, Michael Anne is a saxophone instructor at Avon Community School Cooperation in Avon, IN. Michael Anne received her Master of Music from Indiana State University under the tutelage of Dr. Paul Bro and her Bachelors of Music from DePauw University with Scotty Stepp. While in attendance at DePauw, she studied a semester abroad at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. It was there she had the opportunity to study with both Willem van Merwijk and Arno Bornkamp. After Michael Anne completes her DMA from WVU, she hopes to work with professional and young musicians with various disabilities and injuries to develop techniques that can enhance their performance abilities.



Michael Rene Torres

Saxophonist, composer, educator, and curator, Michael Rene Torres, currently serves as Lecturer of Saxophone at The Ohio State University. He is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble; a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the promotion, performance, and perception of new music in Central Ohio. Additionally, Michael is an Advisory Board member of the Johnstone Fund for New Music which advances the performance of new music for the benefit of the Central Ohio community. Michael has commissioned and premiered several works for the concert saxophone and is an active chamber musician as a member of the flute/saxophone duet, Tower Duo. A winner of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and the Greater Columbus Arts Council Composition Fellowship, Torres’ compositional interests are in chamber music that explores the juxtaposition of consonance and dissonance and is often inspired by psychology. Michael is a Conn-Selmer Endorsing Artist.

Michael Rene Torres

Saxophonist, composer, educator, and curator, Michael Rene Torres, currently serves as Lecturer of Saxophone at The Ohio State University. He is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble; a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the promotion, performance, and perception of new music in Central Ohio. Additionally, Michael is an Advisory Board member of the Johnstone Fund for New Music which advances the performance of new music for the benefit of the Central Ohio community. Michael has commissioned and premiered several works for the concert saxophone and is an active chamber musician as a member of the flute/saxophone duet, Tower Duo. A winner of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and the Greater Columbus Arts Council Composition Fellowship, Torres’ compositional interests are in chamber music that explores the juxtaposition of consonance and dissonance and is often inspired by psychology. Michael is a Conn-Selmer Endorsing Artist.

Michael Rene Torres

 

Matthew Tracy

Saxophonist Matthew Tracy serves as Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Music Theory at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He has performed as guest artist and clinician across the United States and has won awards in the Fischoff, Plowman, Coleman, MTNA and North American Saxophone Alliance chamber music competitions.
As a student at Michigan State University, Tracy was awarded the College of Music’s highest honor, being selected as a winner of the Honors Concerto Competition.
An advocate for new music, Tracy has premiered new pieces for saxophone by composers such as Reynold Simpson, Phillip Sink, Justin Rito, and Andy Francis. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Central Michigan University, and Masters and Doctoral degrees from Michigan State University, studying with John Nichol and Joseph Lulloff.

Kenneth Tse

Widely recognized as one of the leading classical saxophonists in the world, Kenneth Tse is certainly one of the instrument’s outstanding proponents on any saxophone aficionado’s short list. He burst on the scene in 1996 as the winner of the prestigious New York Artists International Award, which resulted in an acclaimed debut recital at Carnegie Hall and being hailed “a young virtuoso” by the New York Times. Since then he has been a frequent soloist in five continents.  Tse has been an active recording artist since his first CD for Crystal Records at age 23.  Tse is currently Professor of Saxophone at the University of Iowa, Past-President of the North American Saxophone Alliance, and serving his third term in the International Saxophone Committee as President.  More information and media clips are available at www.kenneth-tse.com.


Kenneth Tse

Iowa Saxophonists’ Workshop is directed by Dr. Kenneth Tse and involves select students from the University of Iowa saxophone studio playing sopranino through tubax saxophones.  The ensemble performs music of a variety of styles and difficulties and at times accompanies guest soloists. A public concert is given at the end of each school year. 

Besides local performances, the ensemble has also been featured at various regional and national conferences such as the Iowa Bandmasters Conference, North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference and the Midwest Clinic. The members are also veterans in solo and chamber music and have garnered national recognition through competitions and performances.  

In summer of 2016, the ensemble embarked on its first Asian concert tour to Hong Kong and Chengdu, China.


James Umble

Saxophonist James Umble is a recognized soloist, teacher, and chamber musician. He is Professor at Youngstown (Ohio) State University. 

He has appeared extensively in a trio  "The Cleveland Duo and James Umble" with Carolyn and Stephen Warner of The Cleveland Orchestra. He has appeared in The Cleveland Orchestra under Pierre Boulez, David Zinman, Franz Welser Most, and others.   

In 2017 Umble was Guest Artist Faculty member at the  American Saxophone Institute at The University of Iowa. He was Guest Artist at the 2014 ClariSAx Fest  (Medellin, Colombia).

Umble's book "Jean-Marie Londeix, Master of The Modern Saxophone" is a standard text worldwide. Umble's DMA is from The University of Michigan (with Donald Sinta), a Masters from Bowling Green  (John Sampen) and First Prize from The Conservatory of Bordeaux (Jean-Marie Londeix).

The Cleveland Plain Dealer noted "James Umble must be one of the most elegant exponents of his instrument...he was virtuosic in every way".


Brian Utley

Brian Utley is Senior Lecturer in Saxophone at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music, where he also coordinates the Chamber Music Program.  He received the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in saxophone performance, with a minor in music theory, from Louisiana State University.  He also holds the M.M. from L.S.U. and the B.M. from Murray State University, and his primary saxophone teachers include Griffin Campbell and Scott Erickson.  

Utley has been a featured soloist with the Vanderbilt Wind Symphony and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, and is a regular classical saxophonist with the Nashville Symphony.  As an advocate of new music, he has premiered works by noted composers including David Froom, Leonard Mark Lewis, Stephen Lias, Lidiuno Pitombeira, and William Price. 

His first solo recording Characters is available on the Mark Records label.  Utley is an endorsing artist for Légère Reeds, and performs on Légère Signature Series Reeds exclusively.

Jordan VanHemert

Committed to versatility in performance, Jordan VanHemert is a saxophonist and woodwind doubler who regularly performs in a variety of styles, including classical, jazz, and soul. Equally at home in a variety of settings, he has performed at Edgefest, the Detroit Jazz Festival, Elmhurst Jazz Festival, and Notre Dame Jazz Festival. As a composer and arranger, Mr. VanHemert has written for a variety of chamber ensembles and both small and large jazz ensembles, including a recent commission of a set of arrangements and original compositions for the Bradley University Jazz Ensemble.  
Jordan currently teaches at Lincoln College. He is also a DMA Candidate ABD in Jazz Saxophone Performance at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He holds an MM degree in Improvisation from the University of Michigan and a BME from Central Michigan University. VanHemert's primary instructors include John Nichol, Rob Smith, Andrew Bishop, Chip McNeill, Ronald Bridgewater, and Debra Richtmeyer. 

Farrell Vernon

Dr. James Farrell Vernon is Associate Professor of Saxophone & Jazz Studies at IPFW, and a 20 year veteran as a university professor. Dr. Vernon taught Saxophone & Jazz Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University, James Madison University, and the University of Northern Colorado. Vernon holds degrees from Indiana University, University of Denver, and University of Northern Colorado.
He has performed at numerous NASA conferences, and World Congresses in Minneapolis, Bangkok, St. Andrews, and Strasbourg. His classical CDs include three sopranino releases: Convergence, High Notes, and The Forgotten Saxophone, as well as The Music of William Schmidt with the Sempre Saxophone Quartet on alto. His 2013 sopranino saxophone release, Convergence, was chosen as "CD of the Month" in the Austrailan Clarinet and Saxophone Magazine. All three of Vernon's sopranino CDs received excellent reviews in the Saxophone Journal. Vernon has 50+ pieces listed with Dorn Publications.  

Emily Verschoor-Kirss

Emily Verschoor-Kirss is a Nashville-based saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist who has developed into a highly motivated, contemporary-minded performer. She displays an intense drive towards furthering the role of the saxophone in every genre of music.

She holds a Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from Louisiana State University and a BA in Music Education and Hispanic Studies from Connecticut College.​

As she continues pursuit in developing all aspects of saxophone performance, she maintains a deep-seated passion for personal artistic development and growth. Her research interests include contemporary improvisation, popular music, and art music for the saxophone. She hopes to build a foundation upon which the saxophone becomes a regularly used instrument in the popular and commercial music industries.

She maintains a busy schedule as a teacher and guest clinician for the Metro Nashville Public Schools and Williamson County School District alongside her blossoming career as a performer in the Nashville area.


Jeffrey Vickers

Dr. Jeffrey Vickers is Associate Professor at Northern Michigan University. He has commissioned and premiered numerous works for saxophones, many of which seek to expand the repertory of the tenor saxophone. He maintains interest in the promotion of contemporary music, and has collaborated with composers Lemay, Lauba, Itoh, Gotkovsky, Alla, and Michans. Dr. Vickers completed his Doctoral and Master's degrees at Indiana University, and his Bachelor's from the University of Mississippi. 

Dr. Vickers was a jurist for the 4th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition. He has performed in over two dozen states, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, and France. In 2014, he was a guest instructor at Spanish conservatories in Oviedo, Palma, and Alicante. He was also a featured artist at the NASA Region 9 Conference in Calgary, 2015. Dr. Vickers is the founder of Resolute Music Publications, which specializes in modern music . He is an artist/clinician for Selmer Paris Saxophones.


Jessica Voigt-Page

A multi-dimensional talent, and multi-passionate artist, Jessica Voigt-Page balances a varied career as a classical saxophonist, educator, professor, business owner, summer camp director, chamber musician, blogger, speaker, career coach, advocate and entrepreneur. After graduating from The University of Iowa in 2013, Jessica relocated to Austin, Texas where she quickly gained recognition in the local scene as a talented performer, established Saxophone Academy Austin, joined the faculty at Baylor University, and is the Administrative Assistant for the Longhorn Music Camp at The University of Texas, Butler School of Music. Jessica also founded the Abundant Musician Project in 2015 to guide young musicians through the process of engineering their careers in the arts, and has presented lectures on Music Entrepreneurship at numerous Universities in this area. She is also a D’Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist, Beaumont music artist and contributor to Cut Common Magazine.


Garin Webb

Garin Webb is an active professional musician and educator in the Cincinnati area. Dr. Webb enjoys an active musical life as both a jazz and classical saxophonist. He has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras. In June of 2012, Garin released his debut jazz album, entitled "Crackpot Theory." As a guest artist and clinician he has traveled to Guayaquil, Ecuador and Sarajevo, Bosnia – Herzegovina. Garin is a member of manhy Cincinnati groups including the Blue Wisp Big Band. He has shared the stage with such artists as Ray Charles, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennet, The Temptations, among many others. Dr. Webb received the DMA (2016) and MM (1997) degrees in Saxophone Performance from the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, and the BM in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, 1994. 


Brent Weber

Saxophonist Dr. Brent Weber has enjoyed a diverse musical journey as performer and educator. After earning degrees in saxophone performance from Southern Oregon University (BA) and University of Georgia (MM & DMA) Dr. Weber joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in the capitol of China's Sichuan province, Chengdu. After two incredible years teaching and freelancing in Southwest China, Dr. Weber returned to the U.S. to pursue his Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Georgia. From 2009-2012 he had the opportunity to study with teachers Kenneth Fischer, Eugene Rousseau, Joseph Wytko, and Connie Frigo. These experiences have uniquely shaped Dr. Weber into the artist and pedagogue he is today.

Dr. Weber is Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Saxophone in the Department of Music at Frostburg State University where he maintains the saxophone and bassoon studios and coordinates the jazz studies program.


Gerard Weber

Gerard Weber has performed in Canada, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. A few highlights of Gerard’s achievements include first place winner of the woodwind category at the 2012 National Music Festival Competition of Canada, winner of the 2013 Shurniak Concerto Competition, and winner of the 47th University of Florida Concerto Competition. Gerard has performed as a soloist with the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, the University of Saskatchewan Wind Orchestra, and the University of Florida Orchestra, Wind Symphony, and University Chorus. Gerard received his Bachelor of Music Honors degree from the University of Saskatchewan, under the tutelage of Dr. Glen Gillis and earned the Master of Music degree from the University of Florida, under the tutelage of Dr. Jonathan Helton. Currently based in Saskatoon, SK, Gerard maintains a busy private saxophone studio and teaches as a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan.


Katherine Weintraub

Katherine Weintraub is the current Visiting Assistant Professor of Saxophone here at FSU. She made her solo debut at the age of 15 performing Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera with the Florida Orchestra. Dr. Weintraub champions the standard repertoire of the saxophone in addition to contemporary music and creative transcriptions of borrowed works.

Dr. Weintraub holds her B.M. and M.M. from the University of Michigan, and her D.M.A. from the Eastman School of Music. She has received first prize at the International William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition in 2013, and the International Saxophone Symposium and Competition in 2014. Dr. Weintraub has performed as a featured soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Flint Symphony Orchestra, and the Florida State University Wind Orchestra.  Her primary teachers include Lisa Sloan, Donald Sinta, and Chien-Kwan Lin.  Dr. Weintraub is a Selmer-Conn Artist and performs exclusively on Selmer Paris saxophones. 


Tessa Welterlen

Originally hailing from Boone, Iowa, Tessa Rae now lives in Salem, Oregon. She graduated in May of 2014 from the University of New Mexico with her Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance, under the tutelage of Dr. Eric Lau. Experienced in jazz, contemporary, and classical music, Tessa has performed in several North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, as well as abroad in Brazil, France, and Germany.

Tessa is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance and Music Education with Dr. Kenneth Tse. She has also had the opportunity to study with teachers including Glenn Kostur, Dr. Eugene Rousseau, and Dr. Thomas Liley.

Currently, Tessa Rae is the saxophone instructor at Chemeketa Community College and Corban University in Salem, Oregon. She also teaches a private saxophone studio, and is an educator in jazz, beginning band, and music production and technology.


Andy Y. Wen

Dr. Andy Wen is an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. He is a founding member of the Arkansas Saxophone Quartet and plays Principle Saxophone in the Little Rock Wind Symphony. He has performed in twenty-five states and eleven countries including concertos with bands and orchestras, solo recitals, and chamber concerts.

He presented the first saxophone recital in the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. He has performed at conferences of NASA; World Saxophone Congress; Southeast Composers League; Hawaii International Conference of Arts and Humanities; American School Band Directors Association; Etats Generaux Mondiaux du Saxophone; Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium; and was the 1990 MTNA National Collegiate Artist Competition winner.

Andy is a Conn-Selmer Clinician, has premiered five concertos and over forty solo and chamber compositions, was a two-term Treasurer of NASA, received degrees studying with Jean-Marie Londeix, Eugene Rousseau, Kenneth Fischer, and Allyn Reilly.

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Arthur White

Arthur White is an EASTMAN saxophone artist, in addition to his work as composer, arranger, jazz pedagogue, and touring performer based in the Kansas City, MO area. Dr. White's debut CD, when you find it (2017), is on the Artists Recording Collective (ARC) label, with his band, MERGE. His original compositions and arrangements for large jazz ensembles is published through UNC Jazz Press, Second Floor Music, and ejazzlines.com. Dr. White maintains a very active performing, clinic, and residency schedule while arranging music for Mike Mainieri, Christian McBride, Meshell Ndegeocello, Kevin Mahogany, Randy Brecker, Robin Eubanks, and others, in addition to his work with MERGE.

Drew Whiting

Saxophonist Drew Whiting leads a multifaceted career as an educator, performer, and scholar. He is an accomplished chamber musician, having been awarded first place at the 2012 MTNA National Chamber Music Competition as a member of the Cerulean Saxophone Quartet. Drew recently performed at the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, Ball State University Festival of New Music, Third Practice Festival, and the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, and presented the first ever Performer-Curated Concert at the 2017 SEAMUS Conference.

In addition to performing, Drew is a dedicated and vibrant educator. Currently, Dr. Whiting is a member of the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Silver Lake College.

Drew received his Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees from the Michigan State University and earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Drew is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a Vandoren Regional Artist.


Ben Whittier

Ben Whittier plays saxophone with the Ursa Saxophone Duo. Mr. Whittier is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music degree in music performance at the University of Alberta, studying with Dr. William Street. He is the teaching assistant for the University’s concert band and plays in various groups in Edmonton. Prior starting at the University of Alberta, Ben earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of the Pacific and a Master of Music Degree from the University of Northern Colorado where he studied with David Henderson and Andrew Dahlke.

Highlights from Mr. Whittier’s performing career include performing as a winner of the University of Northern Colorado’s 2016-2017 Southard Chamber Music Competition and premiering a new work at the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial conference in Lubbock, Texas. Ben enjoys teaching the next generation of saxophonists and working with composers, performing and promoting new works for the saxophone.


Colin Wood

Colin Wood is a second-year DMA student in Saxophone Performance at The Ohio State University. From Charleston, West Virginia, he graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies and received his Master’s from Ohio State. He has studied with Shawn Wallace, James Hill, Dr. Michael Rene Torres, Paul Scea, and Dr. Michael Ibrahim. His research interests include teaching improvisation to classical musicians and melding classical and jazz sensibilities. He currently performs in his original group the Woodwork Trio and new music saxophone duo Alea Duo as well as with other Columbus ensembles including the Black Swamp Saxophone Quartet, In Full Swing, and Vaughn Weister's Famous Jazz Orchestra.


David Wozniak

A native of Buffalo, NY, David Wozniak is an experienced soloist, teacher, chamber musician, conductor, and repair technician.  A champion of new music, David has worked with many composers, including Gregg Rossetti, Jonathan David, Martha Sullivan, Sy Brandon, and Alan Theisen.  His premiere recording, American Fusion, was released on Emeritus Records and features pianist Krista Wallace-Boaz and percussionist David Whitman.  David graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi (DMA, MM) and SUNY Fredonia (BME), where he studied with Lawrence Gwozdz and Wildy Zumwalt, respectively.  Besides his work as a saxophonist, David has performance and teaching experience on all of the woodwinds.  Additionally, he studied wind conducting under Thomas Fraschillo.  David is a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the International Double Reed Society, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.  He teaches at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY), in addition to his private studio.  Please visit www.wozniakmusic.com.


Alastair Wright

The UMKC Saxophone Ensemble is comprised of students of Zach Shemon, from all degree levels at the University of Missouri Kansas City, from college freshmen through doctoral candidates. The ensemble, directed by Ali Wright, is entirely student-led, and its members have been active in creating new arrangements for saxophone ensemble. In addition to performing regularly at UMKC and in the wider Kansas City community, the ensemble has presented at regional and national NASA conferences, and at the 2015 Missouri Music Educators Association Conference.


Andy Wright

Dr. Andy Wright received his doctorate degree in saxophone performance and a Masters of music degree in jazz studies from the University of North Texas along with a Bachelors in music education from the University of Central Arkansas. Currently, he maintains a studio of over 60 students in the DFW area. These students often earn positions in the All-State and All-Region bands. Additionally, his students have been semi-finalists for competitions at the North American Saxophone Alliance biennial conference.

Dr. Wright has appeared with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, the Plano Symphony Orchestra, Odysseus Chamber Orchestra, the Les Elgart Orchestra. He can be heard on multiple recordings from the North Texas Wind Symphony including: Canvases, Composer’s Collection: George Gershwin, Reconstructions and Conclave. Dr. Wright has performed with Ray Charles, Chris Vadala, Steve Houghton, Marc Nuccio and Andy Martin.

Andy Wright is a Yamaha Performing Artist and plays Yamaha instruments exclusively.


Young wook Yang

Young wook Yang studied saxophone performance at  Seoul National University(studied with Daewoo Kim). After graduation, he moved to Paris, France to pursue further studies and earned diplomas(Fin de Cycle 3, Cycle Professionnel) from Charenton/St.-Maurice Civic Conservatory and Val-de-Marne State Conservatory(studied with Jean-Jacques MOITY). He completed artist diploma(Cycle Concertiste, Niveau professionnel) studies at Charenton/St.-Maurice Civic Conservatory(studied with Jean-Jacques MOITY).

As one of prominent saxophonists in Republic of Korea, he performed with SNU Symphonic Band, Universal Saxophone Ensemble and Jeju National University Symphony. He was invited by Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China to perform Alexander Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto in Eb Major. He also performed(4&4 Saxophone Quartet) by University of Cincinati, University of Illinois at Champagne in Illinois, Miami University(Ohio) and had a Master Class at University of Cincinati.

He taught at College of Music Seoul National University. He, currently, teaches at College of Music Jeju National University .


Robert Young

Robert Young joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in the fall of 2016. Prior to his appointment at UNCSA, he held teaching positions at the Crane School of Music and Wichita State University. 

 

Dr. Young holds graduate degrees from the University of Michigan where he studied with Donald Sinta.  At the University of Michigan, Dr. Young alsostudied jazz saxophone with Dr. Andrew Bishop. His undergraduate study was earned from the University of South Carolina where he studied with Dr. Clifford Leaman.

Young has collaborated and performed with many celebrated artists and ensembles such as the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Chris Potter, Ravi Coltrane, Uri Caine, The Crossing, and PRISM Quartet.

Robert Young is endorsed as a Conn-Selmer artist, and plays Selmer (Paris) saxophones and mouthpieces exclusively. He is also endorsed as a D'Addario Woodwind artist and plays exclusively on D'Addario Reserve saxophone reeds.


Matthew Younglove

Award-winning concert saxophonist and pedagogue Matthew Younglove has performed concerts and recitals across the United States, France, and the UK. He currently serves on the faculty of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI as Lecturer of Applied Saxophone and Athletic Bands. Additionally, he has served on the faculties of the University of South Carolina and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. 

As an expert interpreter of contemporary music, Younglove has commissioned and/or premiered works by many of today's leading composers. As a soloist he has performed with the Bowling Green State University Wind Symphony, the Wayne State University Wind Symphony, the Minot Symphony Orchestra, the Florence Symphony Orchestra (SC), the Motor City Symphony Orchestra, and recently performed his international debut with the International Symphony Orchestra.

Matthew Younglove is a Conn-Selmer Artist Clinician, playing Selmer (Paris) saxophones exclusively, and a Vandoren Regional Artist. He can be heard on the AMP label. 

 


yeomin yun

Yeomin Yun and Young Wook Yang, who recently created a Korsax Duo, will premiere new piece for two alto saxophones and piano by Seung Hoo Lee. Korsax Duo has already been featured in several performances throughout South Korea.


yeomin yun

Dr. Yeomin Yun is the first Korean saxophonist to receive the DMA in saxophone performance from the United States. For his doctoral degree, he studied saxophone with Dr. James Bunte and Prof. Rick VanMatre at the University of Cincinnati. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Korea National University of Artsand a Graduate Certificate in Performance at the University of Southern California. 

He was selected as saxophonist for “Powder Her Face” together with USC Opera and LA Philharmonic under directing by Thomas Adès. Some of his highlights in performance include EBS Space Concert, KBS Open Concert, WASBE Conference, NASA Conference, and World Saxophone Congress. 

Dr. Yun served as Instructor of Music at Korea National University of Arts and Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the GyeongJu University. He is currently Full-time Lecturer of Music at the Korea Science Academy of KAIST and is an endorsing artist for Légère reeds.


Paul Zaborac

Paul Zaborac is a saxophonist, composer, and educator well versed in both classical and jazz performance. He has performed throughout the U.S. and internationally in Costa Rica, China, Hong Kong, and Australia. In addition to solo and chamber music activities, Paul has performed with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra, and the National Repertory Orchestra. He recorded an experimental jazz album of original compositions titled Actualize in 2012 and has had the opportunity to share the stage with jazz artists such as Rufus Reid, John Von Ohlen, Greg Gisbert, Ernie Watts, and others. Paul holds degrees from Simpson College (BME), the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (MM), and the University of Colorado Boulder (DMA), where he was a teaching assistant and the saxophone instructor for the continuing education department. He is presently a visiting professor of saxophone at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music. 

Paul Zaborac

Paul Zaborac is a saxophonist, composer, and educator well versed in both classical and jazz performance. He has performed throughout the U.S. and internationally in Costa Rica, China, Hong Kong, and Australia. In addition to solo and chamber music activities, Paul has performed with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra, and the National Repertory Orchestra. He recorded an experimental jazz album titled Actualize in 2012 and has had the opportunity to share the stage with jazz artists such as Rufus Reid, John Von Ohlen, Greg Gisbert, Ernie Watts, and others. Paul holds degrees from Simpson College (BME), the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (MM), and the University of Colorado Boulder (DMA), where he was a teaching assistant and the saxophone instructor for the continuing education department. He is presently a visiting professor of saxophone at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music.
 

Kristen Zelenak

Kristen Zelenak is an active soloist, chamber musician, and teacher from New Baltimore, Michigan. She has won multiple awards including the Central Michigan University’s 2012 Concerto Competition. 

 

Ms. Zelenak was the soprano saxophonist of the Auteur Saxophone Quartet, which took first prize in the Coltman Chamber Music Competition in March of 2015. This quartet was also a Quarter Finalist in the 2015 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Kristen is currently the soprano and baritone saxophonist in the saxophone trio, Lotus. This newly formed ensemble is based out of Tempe, AZ.

 

Ms. Zelenak is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts in saxophone performance at Arizona State University. After completing her Masters of Music degree at Michigan State University, she was an Assistant Band Director for two years in Huntsville, TX. She received her Bachelors in Music Education at Central Michigan University. Her teachers include Christopher Creviston, Joseph Lulloff, and John Nichol. 


Nicholas Zoulek

"Mr. Zoulek's performance, on saxophones of every range, is stunningly virtuosic, no matter the genre” (Wall Street Journal). An award-winning concert saxophonist and multimedia artist, Nick has been heard in France, Canada, the UK, Africa, Serbia, and across the USA. His playing is lauded as  "...nonpareil, extracting notes and timbres seemingly impossible." (Huffington Post) with the capacity to “[take] you to other worlds” (Milwaukee Magazine).

Collaborating in the interdisciplinary setting, Nick has served as music director for Wild Space Dance Company, and has worked with the Madison Ballet, HYPERlocal, and more. A cinematographer, Zoulek’s films have garnered international awards, including Best Experimental Film from the London Modcon IFF and Largo FF.

Nick has served on faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (sabbatical replacement), and is currently pursuing his DMA in Contemporary Music Performance at Bowling Green State University. Nick can be heard on his solo album, Rushing Past Willow (Innova Records). 


Biographies — Ensembles

Andrew Allen

 

Lori Ardovino

 The Lebaron Duo has performed extensively across the United States at colleges and universities and on artist series as well as national and international festivals such as the International Association of Women in Music, the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors, College Music Society, and the International Clarinetfest.  Their repertoires spans a wide range of styles and they are advocates for new music.  A CD of the LeBaron Trio was released Spring of 2015.  The Lebaron Duo consists of members of the music faculty at the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL., Melanie Williams, soprano, Lori Ardovino, clarinet/saxophone


Vadim Arsky

This ensemble was created specially for this NASA 2018 Bienal.

Vadim Arsky is the saxophone professor of Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil. He has his bachelor degree in saxophone from Universidade de Brasilia, a M.M. also in saxophone from University of Louisville and is now pursuing his PhD degree in Music Education at University of Florida.

Bruno Medina Pegoraro is a very active saxophonist in Brazil, has a master's degree in Jazz performance by University of Louisville and is now living in NY, NY and traveling all over the US playing, recording and giving lectures.

Mike Tracy is the Jazz program director at University of Louisville and a "real embassador of Jazz". He has been traveling all over the world playing. lecturing and giving clinics on jazz performace and education.

Fernando Arruda is a brazilian saxophonist, composer and record technitian with a bachelor degree from the New School of music and master's degree from the New York University.


Jan Baker

Bent Frequency Duo Project:

Percussionist Stuart Gerber and saxophonist Jan Berry Baker are The BF Duo Project and Artistic Directors of Bent Frequency.  Stuart and Jan have commissioned over 20 new works for their duo since the 2013 and have given countless performances across the United States, Mexico, and Europe.  They have been guest ensemble in residence at Sam Houston State University in Texas, Tage aktueller musik festival in Nuremberg, Germany, Charlotte New Music Festival, The University of Georgia, and New Music on the Point.  They have recently released their debut CD, Diamorpha, on the Centaur Label featuring a number of these new works.


Kyle Baldwin

Formed in 2012 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the award-winning Kenari Quartet has taken pride in delivering engaging performances through creative programming and compelling stage presence.  The versatility of the saxophone is integral to the quartet, which presents music from a wide range of genres that is well informed by all periods of classical music as well as jazz, soul, and other genres.  The group has earned top prizes at theseveral of the top chamber music competitions in North America, and released an Album entitled "French Saxophone Quartets" under the Naxos Music Label in 2016.  The Kenari Quartet is represented by Jean Schreiber with Classics Alive Artists, and enjoys a busy performance schedule. 

James Barger

Founding members of the acclaimed Mirasol Quartet, James Barger and Ben Still, formed the Mirasol Duo in order to further explore the possibilities of the small saxophone chamber ensemble. As a part of Mirasol Quartet, they have been prizewinners and finalists in numerous national competitions, including the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the American Prize Chamber Music Competition, the ENKOR Chamber Music Competition, the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Winds Competition, and the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Quartet Competition. They have performed at several colleges and conferences and have contributed to the growing saxophone duet repertoire by commissioning new duo works by composers Joseph Prestamo and Guillermo Lago. For more information, please visit mirasolquartet.com.

Cory Barnfield

DynaSax is a diverse ensemble made up of musicians of various backgrounds.  The ensemble is brought together by the love of the saxophone and a passion for music.  Their performances have brought DynaSax to concert halls, coffee shops, colleges, performing art venues, weddings, public school outreach programs, and classical revolution.

The group strives to bring a different perspective of the saxophone quartet to the general public in and out of the academic setting.  


Megan Bauman

International Counterpoint (IC) was formed in August 2016 and is comprised of graduate students from Georgia State University. The name 'International Counterpoint' signifies the bringing together of the three nationalities represented by the trio members: Canada (Bauman), Serbia (Damnjanović), and the United States (Murphy). IC is dedicated to furthering chamber repertoire for flute, clarinet, and saxophone through commissioning new works and performing already existing pieces for this unique instrumentation.

Achievements include being awarded third prize at GSU's annual Honor's recital competition (March 2017) and receiving a resident ensemble fellowship to attend the prestigious Cortona Sessions for New Music (Italy) for July 2017.

Despite their relatively short time together, IC has already premiered several commissions at notable venues include the 39th International Saxophone Symposium. International Counterpoint has received praise for their work from composer David Gillingham stating that "I am absolutely wild about this performance!" of his American Counterpoint.


chris beaty

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Faculty Woodwind Trio members are Dr. Julee Kim Walker, Assistant Professor of Flute, Dr. Mary Alice Druhan, Professor of Clarinet, and Dr. Chris Beaty, Associate Professor of Saxophone.  They have been performing together since 2013 and have actively commissioned several new compositions.  In 2014, they were selected to perform at the NASA Biennial National Conference at the University of Illinois.  Since then, they have performed several concerts and held masterclasses at universities throughout Texas & Illinois.   

Jonathan Bergeron

Dr. Jonathan Bergeron is the Associate Professor of Saxophone at Northern Arizona where he teaches applied saxophone lessons, coaches saxophone quartets, and directs the NAU Saxophone Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed concerts throughout the United States and abroad including Austria, Germany, Ireland, and Poland. He has also won numerous awards from national and international competitions such as the Carmel International Chamber Music Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist and Chamber Music competitions, and the Coleman Chamber Music Competition. At a recent concert in Poland, Bergeron received the following praise, “Bergeron’s unhindered alto saxophone playing captivated the audience with his beautiful, noble tone. Bergeron executed complicated and elaborate passages brilliantly with flawless octave leaps and high altissimo. His tone and vibrato provided the audience with a palate painted with many colors” (Twoja Muza Magazyn Muzyczny).

Jennifer Bill

Based in Boston, the Pharos Quartet is a stirring musical collaborative formed by four New England saxophonists. Their unique combination of ideas, styles, and expressions brings the sound of the saxophone quartet to a new apex. With a vivid repertoire, balanced between notable pioneers as well as visionaries of tomorrow, Pharos maintains a steady appetite for today's most demanding saxophone quartet literature.  Their concerts are stimulating, entertaining, and unpredictable. Its members bring together their own international performance experience and fuse it into a distinct chamber music event.

Pharos, the great lighthouse of antiquity and often considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World was built by the Ptolemaics in c.280 BC in the port city of Alexandria on the coast of Egypt.  This great beacon of light that stood for around 1,000 years inspires the quartet to be a guiding light in chamber music performance of the 21st century.

Please visit www.pharosquartet.com


Andrew Bishop

 

Jennifer Blackwell

Not applicable 

Nathan Bogert

The Ball State Saxophone Ensemble is made up of both graduate and undergraduate saxophone majors. This newly formed ensemble seeks to program interesting and exciting repertoire for the purpose of performing in a wide array of settings. As a chamber group, the BSU Saxophone Ensemble hopes to engage all communities through performance and educational initiatives that bring visibility to both the saxophone and the Ball State School of Music. 

Brina Bourliea

Quartetto Obrigado was formed in 2013 as an enthusiastic group of Louisiana based saxophonists that enjoy coming together to perform new music for saxophone quartet. They have performed at NASA conferences in Illinois, Texas, Georgia, and at the 17th World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg. In France, they premiered Ben Stonaker's Quartet No. 4 “Borderline Personalities". In October, they premiered Sunburst Carousel by Philip Schuessler at the Louisiana Music Teachers Association conference.The group is comprised of Dr. Griffin Campbell Distinguished Professor of Saxophone at Louisiana State University, Taylor Barbay Assad, professor at Nicholls State University, Jennifer C. Foret, Gifted and Talented Music Teacher in Slidell, LA, and Brina Bourliea Faciane, professor of saxophone at Southeastern Louisiana University. 

J. Adam Briggs

Bassoonist Genevieve Beaulieu and saxophonist J. Adam Briggs formed Duo Corcra in 2014. They have performed at colleges and festivals throughout the midwest including Hope College, Michigan State University, the Taneycomo Music Festival,  the U.S. Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, and several North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences. Duo Corcra has commissioned several new works for the medium from composers Yoshihiro Fukagawa, Larkin Sanders, and Alexis Bacon. They currently reside in Holland, MI.

James Bunte

 

Steve Carmichael

The Colshire Winds was formed in 2017 to perform new and transcribed music for Saxophone and Flute. Combining traditional elements with contemporary constructs the Colshire Winds has found great success performing in recitals and at conferences throughout the United States.

Dr. Steve Carmichael is a versatile saxophonist and composer residing in Mclean, Virginia. Serving for 20 years as a saxophone and flute instrumentalist with the US Navy Music Program, he has performed for audiences in over 40 countries,

Dr. Karen Judkins - is a freelance musician and teacher in the Washington, DC area. She attended Oberlin Conservatory for undergraduate studies and received both MM and DMA degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Judkins has performed in the New York Bach Aria Festival and recently presented the Washington area premiere of Yuko Uebayashi's au dela du Temps for two flutes and piano.


Christopher Charbonneau

Duo Charbonneau was formed in late 2012 with one of their first performances being the concurrent world premier of Ida Gotkovsky’s Incandescence pour Saxophone Ténor et Piano. Subsequent performances of this work in France and Germany solidified the duo’s collaboration as they have continued to perform together ever since. The duo takes pride in working closely with young and established composers on new works for saxophone and piano. This has lead to new works by composers such as Kevin Timothy Austin, Gil Dori, Michael Markowski, and Roger Przytulski. Most recently, the duo gave the European premier of Kevin Timothy Austin’s 13 Dreams of the Lotus for Alto Saxophone and Piano at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress and Festival in Strasbourg, France and the North American premier of All at Sevens and Eights for Tenor Saxophone and Piano at the 2016 NASA Biennial Conference in Lubbock, Texas.


Damian Cheek

The Elysian Quartet is comprised of members who have all competed and placed in chamber music competitions, as well as solo competition. Some of the chamber music competitions include the Music Teacher’s National Association Chamber Music Competition (2nd place winner 2016, and 3rd place winner 2017), the Coltman National Music Competition (2nd place winner 2017), the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition (Semifinalist 2017), as well as university-sponsored competitions like the Central Michigan University SAI Small Ensemble Competition (1st place winner 2015 and 2017, 2nd place winner 2016). The OU Graduate Quartet plans to compete in a multitude of competitions this year, including the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, the Music Teacher’s National Association Chamber Music Competition, and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Brandon Choi

  

Harrison Clarke

Founded in 2015, Fuego Quartet is an award-winning chamber group devoted to the performance of both standard and contemporary works written for the saxophone. Most recently, they were awarded the Gold Medal at the 44th Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, 1st Place in Brass, Winds, and Percussion at the 8th Plowman Chamber Music Competition, and 2nd Place at the 2017 National MTNA Chamber Music Competition. Comprised of graduates from the Eastman School of Music, Fuego has been featured in a variety of settings from standard concert hall venues to community engagement concerts. They have been featured artists at the Strong National Museum of Play, The George Eastman Museum, Dorris Carlson Reading Garden, Phillis Wheatley Library, Susan B. Anthony Museum, Washington Square Concert Series, OSSIA Presents, [Col][lab], and WXXI Classical 91.5.


John Cummins

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Nicole Day

N/A

Samuel Detweiler

The Detweiler Duo a group based out of Tempe Arizona that is actively engaged in commissioning new works for saxophone and piano. The Duo seeks to build up saxophone and piano repertoire by commissioning contemporary composers to write challenging and diversely stylistic musical works. The Detweiler Duo has performed recitals at the NASA Southwest Conference and at Arizona State University. Samuel Detweiler, saxophones, Amy Detweiler, piano.


Gregory Dewhirst

TBA - I am in contact with the Ariel String Quartet.  They are currently the artist in residence for the Cincinnati Conservatory College of Music. A graduate string quartet will be working on the music as part of their performance project - the NASA conference to be included.

Emma Di Marco

N/A

Seychelle Dunn-Corbin

The Area 9 Quartet is a Boston-based ensemble dedicated to exploring the rich, diverse and ever growing chamber music repertoire for saxophone. Recent performances have included works by Bach, Debussy, Glazunov and Vaughan Williams, as well as compositions by Sidney Bechet, Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury and Herbie Hancock. Area 9 is also proud to have commissioned and debuted new works by contemporary composers, including Jun Feng’s “Somehow, Tango”, performed at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA in 2015, and Michael Kosch’s “Castle in the Air”, which Area 9 premiered at the Metropolitan Playhouse in NYC in December of 2016. 

Dannel Espinoza

Winner of the 2015 Astral Artist National Auditions, Project Fusion strives to entertain and inspire audiences as well as promote camaraderie among artists through unique collaborations. Formed in 2010 by graduates of the Eastman School of Music, Project Fusion has been praised for staging engaging and communicative concerts, achieved in part through the distinctive feat of performing musical programs exclusively from memory. The ensemble is also known for its diverse musical programming that includes new music, standard repertoire for the saxophone quartet, as well as arrangements and transcriptions. The quartet has captured top prizes in the world’s most prestigious chamber music competitions including the Gold Medal at the 40th Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and First Prize at the 2013 Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition, and the Grand Prize and Hugo Vianello Audience Choice Award at the 6th Plowman International Chamber Music Competition.


Laurent Estoppey

Estoppey has developed the saxophone playing, mostly for contemporary music and improvisation, becoming a reference in both fields in Europe and the USA. Arturo Corrales has constantly explored electronics through his composition work, proposing – with enormous success – alternative ways to mix instrumental sound with computer.

After more than ten years of following each other activities, and waiting for an idea and an occasion to pop-up.

Launch #1 is neither ordinary saxophone, neither typical electronic sound : a dynamic duo playing both on scene, pushing the limits of music into dream-like spaces and strange architectures.

This presentation is the premier of this project, followed by concerts in the US and in Europe.


Eleri Ann Evans

duo Hevans was formed in 2005 and comprises the extraordinary combination of bass clarinet and tenor saxophone. The ensemble is constantly developing adventurous programming that makes use of diverse musical styles and exciting instrumental techniques. As duo Hevans, Bok and Evans regularly work on developing innovative single reed music with composers from around the world. The ensemble provides them with an opportunity to progress the playing techniques and repertoire of their instruments including all facets of microtonality. 


Noa Even

Formed by American saxophonists Noa Even and Phil Pierick in 2009, Ogni Suono is committed to expanding and promoting repertoire for saxophone duo by commissioning and performing new works. Ogni Suono has appeared on concert series such as Permutations (New York City), Journeys in Sound (Boston), Outpost (University of California-Riverside), Switchboard Presents (San Francisco), SONICT (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Frequency (Chicago), Take 4 (University of Windsor), and ADJ-ective (Toledo). The duo’s international performances include the inaugural Singapore Saxophone Symposium, Romanian-American Musical Days Festival in Sibiu (Romania), Berlin University of the Arts, Felicja Blumental Music Center in Tel Aviv, Night of the Museums Festival in Budapest, Songkhla Rajabhat University (Thailand), and World Saxophone Congresses in Scotland and France. Emphasizing the importance of education, Noa and Phil regularly supplement performances with clinics, master classes, community outreach programs, and presentations. Please visit ognisuono.com for more information and follow Ogni Suono on Facebook.

 

Noa Even

 

wenbo feng

Wenbo Feng is a contemporary classical saxophone player who studied DMA program at present from Dr. Eric Nestler in University of North Texas. He is also a teaching fellow in the college of music, University of North Texas. Wenbo had excellent performing skills and had a lot of performing experiences around China and United States. He not only performs, but also composes. In January 2015, Wenbo went to US Navy Bnad Saxophone Symposium and gave two performances, which are all his own composition. In 2018, at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference. He would give a recital and feature all Asian composer's muisc.

Tyler Flowers

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Paul Forsyth


With co-founders Leah and Paul Forsyth, the Three Reeds Duo is a unique ensemble consisting of solely an oboe and saxophone.  This duo, formed in 2005, has begun building a repertoire ranging from baroque and classical transcriptions to contemporary concert literature. Three Reeds has performed in a variety of venues throughout the United States and the U.K., ranging from NASA Conferences and World Saxophone Congresses to traditional wedding ceremonies.  

In 2015, Three Reeds was the winner of the Alford Professorship at Northwestern State University, where they are both professors on their respective instruments. This professorship allowed them to record their debut CD, signals cross.  Released in the summer of 2016, this is the first CD ever recorded of oboe/saxophone duos. The Three Reeds Duo has commissioned works for oboe/saxophone duo from such composers as Gregory Wanamaker, Marcus Maroney, Kyle Blaha, and Alyssa Morris.

Sean Fredenburg

Based in Portland, OR, the Post-Haste Reed Duo (Sean Fredenburg, saxophones; Javier Rodriguez, bassoon) has toured colleges and universities throughout the United States, performing and presenting master classes in woodwind performance, chamber music, and entrepreneurship. Additionally, they have appeared at numerous national and international conferences including the College Music Society, International Double Reed Society, North American Saxophone Alliance, the Society for Electro Acoustic Music in the United States and the Hawaii International Conference on Arts & the Humanities. Post-Haste has been featured artists at the Jubilus Festival in Gainesville, FL, White Lake Chamber Music Festival in White Lake, MI, Friends of Rain New Music Ensemble of Portland, OR, Future Music Oregon in Eugene, OR, and has served as Ensemble-In-Residence for Classical Revolution PDX’s inaugural Outreach Series Program.

Post-Haste Reed Duo’s debut studio album Beneath a Canopy of Angels…a River of Stars was released on the Aerocade Music label in 2016. 


Bob Fuson

TCBSQ is an "unusally resonant" saxophone quartet, following in the traditions of the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet and the Hollywood Quartet.

Todd Gaffke

Since its formation in 1976 as ensemble in residence at the University of Akron, Solaris has established a reputation as one of the foremost woodwind quintets in the United States. In addition to their regular concert series at the University of Akron, Solaris has toured Italy, Brazil, Sweden and the United States. Their concerts in the Northeast Ohio area have included Music from Stan Hywet, the Cleveland Art Museum, the Cleveland Composers Guild, the Rocky River Chamber Series, the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Severance Hall, and appearances on public television station WNEO/WEAO and NPR affiliate WCPN in Cleveland.

Solaris' performances and recordings have received unanimous critical acclaim. Audiences and critics raved about their recent tours to Florida and Virginia: "The ensemble playing was as impressive as the individual players' mastery of their instruments. Everyone played superbly." (Joe McClellan, music critic emeritus of The Washington Post).

Glen Gillis

The Gillis Cunningham Duo is an avant garde electro-acoustic ensemble comprised of Dr. Glen Gillis (saxophone, University of Saskatchewan) and Dr. James E. Cunningham (didgeridoo, conch trumpet, percussion, and electro-acoustic computer processing, Florida Atlantic University). They have been composing and performing their own brand of original music since 1999 at music conferences and festivals. Their most recent international performances include appearances at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress and SaxOpen in Strasbourg, France, the 2016 NASA Biennial and 2017 Region 9 Conferences, the 2016 STRATA New Music Festival in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and the 2017 British Forum for Ethnomusicology in Sheffield, England. The current direction of the duo involves the use of real-time captured digital convolution reverb and high-speed computer processing with the goal of integrating acoustic instruments, pre-recorded source material, and video in a live interactive performance environment.

Joseph Girard

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Alexander Graham

 

Dan Graser

The Donald Sinta Quartet (DSQ) have quickly achieved international renown for their championing of new music, virtuosic completely memorized presentation, and international success on the competition circuit. Formed at the University of Michigan in 2010, the group has received 1st prize at the Mprize Competition, 1st prize at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Alice Coleman Grand Prize of the Coleman Competition, and 1st Prize of the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition. Maintaining a busy schedule of dozens of chamber music series performances yearly, DSQ perform everything from the latest cutting edge music to their own original transcriptions from the string and wind repertoire. DSQ also run an annual national composition competition for students studying in American schools of music. DSQ are selmer artists and perform on Selmer Paris saxophones exclusively.


Dan Graser

The Donald Sinta Quartet (DSQ) have quickly achieved international renown for their championing of new music, virtuosic completely memorized presentation, and international success on the competition circuit. Formed at the University of Michigan in 2010, the group has received 1st prize at the Mprize Competition, 1st prize at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Alice Coleman Grand Prize of the Coleman Competition, and 1st Prize of the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition. Maintaining a busy schedule of dozens of chamber music series performances yearly, DSQ perform everything from the latest cutting edge music to their own original transcriptions from the string and wind repertoire. DSQ also run an annual national composition competition for students studying in American schools of music. DSQ are selmer artists and perform on Selmer Paris saxophones exclusively.

Randall Hall

n/a

Ben Harting

Stix + Lix is the first staff ensemble at the University of Missouri School of Music comprised of saxophonist Ben Harting and percussionist Abby Rehard. The duo first grew out of a desire to continue making music while both members worked administrative positions, and it has become a way to explore and expand the growing repertoire for saxophone and percussion. The duo enjoys a busy work-life schedule spending time deep in the cogs of the inner-workings of the School of Music, performing recitals, and teaching lessons and ensembles in their respective disciplines. In addition to their commitment to the promotion of more conventional saxophone and percussion contemporary repertoire, Stix + Lix has a strong appreciation for light-hearted pieces with unorthodox instrumentation such as squeak toys, hand-clapping, and toy piano.

Jeffrey Heisler

The Assembly Quartet is a professional chamber music ensemble whose mission is to promote music and education. Formed in 2003 at the University of South Carolina, the Quartet’s principal objective is to engage audiences and communities with chamber music and music of our time.  

Assembly has completed residencies in Mississippi, Michigan, North Dakota, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. The group has performed with the Minot Symphony Orchestra, the Motor City Symphony, and the Aiken Concert Band along with perforances at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences, the International Saxophone Symposium, and the World Saxophone Congress.

Committed to furthering the saxophone repertoire, Assembly has commissioned works by Marilyn Shrude, David Maslanka, Marc Mellits, Simon Fink, and Benjamin Taylor. The Assembly Quartet is a versatile ensemble, comfortable performing a wide variety of styles from orchestral pops to virtuosic avant-garde. Members include: Jeffrey Heisler, Ian Jeffress, Matthew Younglove, and Adam Estes. 


Lois Hicks-Wozniak

Innovative Saxophone and Bass Trombone ensemble, the “Wozniak Duo,” is comprised of husband and wife team, Lois Hicks-Wozniak, saxophone, and Matthew Wozniak, bass trombone.  Formed in 2007 and borne out of a desire to seek opportunities for their unique instruments, they have performed music from Bach to Daniel Schnyder and commissioned works by composers to include Kevin Ames, Rob Deemer and Gregory Wanamaker. Carter Pann's Duo for Alto Saxophone and Bass Trombone (2011), written expressly for them, was premiered at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, D.C., and at the Region 8 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference.  Most recently, they were featured guest artists at the 2014 International Trombone Festival and recently performed Rob Deemer's work, Senor Bombast and the Chili Swinks Kazoo at the 2016 NASA biennial and the 2017 Navy Band Symposium. They continue to champion new music for this original pairing. Their CD, Playback, with Nadine Shank, piano, was released in November 2015.


Patrick Jones

Chad Smith, alto saxophone soloist

University of Idaho Saxophone Studio:

Yue Lu & Mallory Miller, soprano

Alex Lardie & Alejandra Hernandez, alto

Drew Pfaff, Zack Julian & Logan Cass, tenor

Parker Piedmont & Orion White, baritone 

Messiah College Saxphone Studio:

Devlin Donaldson, soprano

Grace Temple, alto

Arista Barnoff, tenor

Hayley Bowser, baritone 


Jonathan Kierspe

The Segetem Quartet consists of four graduate students of John Sampen at Bowling Green State University. Since their formation in 2017, the quartet has been an active part in the Bowling Green community, including partnerships with the BGSU College of Art, and Praecepta, the University's new music organization. Segetem received an honorable mention in the 2017 Ohio MTA Chamber Winds Competition. Their 2018 schedule includes a performance and masterclass at the International Navy Band Symposium, as well as a recital later that fall.   


Harrison Kliewe

The Resurgam Quartet formed in 2015 at the Hartt School in Hartford, CT. Recently, the quartet advanced to the semifinal round of the Fischoff Competition for the second time. The quartet also won the 2016 Paranov Concerto Competition at the Hartt School performing William Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso. Resurgam has been two time State winners of the MTNA competition. Resurgam has enjoyed an active performing schedule in their first three years. Along with this season's program they also presented a recital of new works for the Hartford New Music Festival and performed in masterclasses with Martin Bresnick and Arno Bornkamp. The Quartet is also active in bringing chamber music into the school, and presented many masterclasses and concerts throughout Massachussetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and Indiana to advocate for classical saxophone and chamber music in the community. The Resurgam Quartet is dedicated to engaging audiences in exciting saxophone quartet repertoire.

Carrie Koffman

“The sounds complemented each other far better than I had expected, flowing seamlessly and effortlessly across many genres. So much so, intense concentration was sometimes needed to figure out which instrument was making which sound.”-Naomi Mitchell, The Nelson Mail, New Zealand

The contemporary chamber ensemble The Irrelevants are saxophonist Carrie Koffman and violist Tim Deighton. Their collaboration began in 2002 as the result of their curiosity about the sonic possibilities created by their instrumental combination. They believe they have discovered a unique vehicle with which to contribute to the development of innovative repertoire, and have performed throughout the United States, New Zealand and in Italy, including appearances at the World Saxophone Congress and the International Viola Congress. Their venues range from academic institutions and new music festivals to community chamber music series. They have commissioned and premiered 19 new works and have recorded a CD entitled Dialogues.


Carrie Koffman

“The sounds complemented each other far better than I had expected, flowing seamlessly and effortlessly across many genres. So much so, intense concentration was sometimes needed to figure out which instrument was making which sound.”-Naomi Mitchell, The Nelson Mail, New Zealand

The contemporary chamber ensemble The Irrelevants are saxophonist Carrie Koffman and violist Tim Deighton. Their collaboration began in 2002 as the result of their curiosity about the sonic possibilities created by their instrumental combination. They believe they have discovered a unique vehicle with which to contribute to the development of innovative repertoire, and have performed throughout the United States, New Zealand and in Italy, including appearances at the World Saxophone Congress and the International Viola Congress. Their venues range from academic institutions and new music festivals to community chamber music series. They have commissioned and premiered 19 new works and have recorded a CD entitled Dialogues.


Eric Lau

The Silver Reed Duo consists of flutist Jennifer Lau and saxophonist Eric Lau. With 15 years of performance experience, the duo is dedicated to promoting mixed chamber music including the flute and saxophone.  The Silver Reed Duo has performed at the Puerto Rico Conservatory, the Universidade Federal do Paraná in Brazil, the National Flute Association Convention,  the North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference, and the World Saxophone Congress. 

 

Clifford Leaman

Critics have hailed Clifford Leaman as “an artist of the first order…intuitive, exciting, and enthralling."  (Paul Wagner, The Saxophone Journal) Leaman reveals himself to be {an} artist of technical brilliance and emotional commitment." "The range of colors is impressive..." (Jack Sullivan, American Record Guide)  Professor of saxophone at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Leaman is in great demand as a soloist and clinician and has performed and taught throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, Spain, France, Slovenia, Sweden, Thailand, Taiwan, and China. He has performed as a concerto soloist with orchestras and wind ensembles across the globe, including the ShenZhen Symphony Orchestra, and the Dunshan Symphonic Wind Orchestra.  He has given master classes at schools of music and conservatories world-wide, including Northwestern, Eastman, Michigan, Aragón, Catalunya, Strasbourg, Stockholm Royal Academy of Music, Beijing Central, Paris and Boulogne-Billancourt, Shanghai and Sichuan.  Leaman performs on Selmer saxophones and D’Addario reeds. 

Ryan LeMoine

Both Ms. Hanno and Dr. LeMoine are educators of their respective instruments, and are avid performers in and around Phoenix, Arizona. They have performed throughout Europe as soloists, and collaborators. The Hanno-LeMoine Duo formed in 2016, through a mutual interest of exploring the soundscape possibilities for the clarinet and saxophone instrumentation. The duo aims to broaden the repertoire for their instrumentation, making more conventional and unconventional sounds present to the single reed community of the world.

Jeffrey Leung

The Michigan State University Saxophone Ensemble is comprised of undergraduate to graduate/doctoral students at Michigan State University from diverse of backgrounds in education, performance, jazz, theory, and composition. The ensemble has performed an expansive body of work ranging from orchestral transcriptions, to cutting edge repertoire, and even explore improvisational concepts through Soundpainting. 

The ensemble is: Charles Chadwell V, Ben Conte, Zoe Dittmann, Adam Epler, Keaton Garrett, Grace Gelpi, Jake Hewitt, Ian Mahonney, Will Marchetti, David Miechiels, Noah Miller, Caleb Shannon and Tyler Young with special guests Tyson Haynes and Brennan Lagan. The Michigan State Saxophone Ensemble is directed by Jeffrey Leung and Connor James Mikula, and Professor Joseph Lulloff.

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Jeffrey Loeffert

The Great Plains Saxophone Collective is comprised of saxophone students and faculty from Owasso High School, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, and Wichita State University. This ensemble has performed actively since 2014 at events such as the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference at Texas Tech University, the North American Saxophone Alliance Region IV Conferences at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma, the OSU Saxophone Summit, and the Great Plains Saxophone Workshop. The GPSC has premiered works by Dr. Igor Karača as well as multiple arrangements for large saxophone ensemble.  


Jeffrey Loeffert

The h2/4 duo is comprised of founding members of the h2 quartet, Jeffrey Loeffert and Jonathan Nichol. h2 is dedicated to commissioning and performing compelling new works for saxophone quartet, and operates as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The members of the h2/4 duo are Yamaha and Vandoren Performing Artists. 


Jeffrey Loeffert

Declared “an ensemble to watch for years to come” by the American Record Guide, the award-winning h2 quartet has been wowing audiences since 2002. The ensemble has released five critically-acclaimed recordings: Generations, Times & Spaces, Groove Machine, Hard Line, and Enrapture. Their CD titled Groove Machine was named to the 2012 American Record Guide Critics Choice List. The h2 quartet has been featured on NPR and PBS programs, including the nationally-syndicated Backstage Pass. The h2 quartet has won prizes at the Fischoff Competition (First Prize, Gold Medals) and the North American Saxophone Alliance Saxophone Quartet Competition (first prize), among others. The group was also a recipient of an Aaron Copland Fund Recording Grant in 2010 for their album Times & Spaces as well as a grant for the 2015 Performing Ensembles Program of The Aaron Copland Fund for Music. The h2 quartet is a Vandoren and Yamaha Performing Artist Ensemble.


Matthew Lombard

Chika Inoue and Matthew Lombard collaborate to bring together music from Japan and South Africa and integrate them into existing repertoire for two saxophones in various settings. Both artists have a passion for bringing music from their respective countries to audiences across the globe. With experience in genres that cross over the standard "classical" repertoire, the diversity that Inoue and Lombard bring through their experience brings a fresh approach to the concert saxophone stage. 

Inoue and Lombard are both Henri Selmer Paris endorsees, and are currently based in Los Angeles, California. 


Jordan Lulloff

~Nois is a saxophone quartet devoted to the performance of new music. Formed by graduate students at Northwestern University in 2016, ~Nois has quickly emerged as one of the premier young ensembles dedicated to contemporary performance. ~Nois was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and was previously awarded First Prize at the 2016 Chicago Woodwind Ensemble Competition.

During the 2016-2017 season, ~Nois performed as a guest artist at Michigan State University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Missouri - Kansas City. On her most recent recital in Chicago, Claire Chase, founder of the International Contemporary Ensemble, invited ~Nois to collaborate with her in a performance of Thirteen Changes by Pauline Oliveros.

~Nois has seven World Premieres slated for the 2017-2018 season and will be featured on the prestigious Frequency Series at Constellation, Chicago. For more upcoming performances, please visit noissaxophone.com.


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Ricardo Martinez

The Lanman Martinez duo first formed in the spring of 2017 to explore a reworked version of Lanman's original work for saxophone and harp for a performance at the Society of Composers National Conference at the University of Western Michigan in 2017. The duo continues exploring this unique formation and proposes another performance of this work for electric guitar and saxophone along with Dorothy Chang's In Quite Light for the 2018 NASA biannual conference.


Jessica Maxfield

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Kristen McKeon

New Thread Quartet (ca. 2011) was formed with the mission to provide high level ensemble playing to today’s compositional voices. In 6 seasons, the quartet has commissioned and premiered over 20 new works by composers Richard Carrick, Ben Hjertmann, Scott Wollschleger, and Kathryn Salfelder, with recent commissions from Max Grafe and Taylor Brook. Based in NYC, NTQ has performed at Carnegie Hall, Roulette, Bang on a Can, Monadnock Music, and has performed or recorded more than 30 important works for saxophone quartet including Elliott Sharp’s seminal work Approaching the Arches of Corti for 4 soprano saxophones, now available on New World Records.

Ever-supportive of young composers creating new works for saxophones, NTQ has conducted masterclasses, residencies, and performances for student saxophonists and composers at Peabody Conservatory, Bronx Community College, Aaron Copland School (Queens College), Montclair State University, NYU and NASA. 2018 will bring residencies at UVA and Susquehanna University. 


Patrick Murphy

Paradise Winds 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. The quintet has performed throughout the United States an Asia. 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 during the 2014-2015 season with MusicaNova Orchestra. Their first album, Journey, a project of entirely newly-composed works for the reed quintet, was released in 2017.


John Nichol

The Central Michigan University Saxophone Ensemble is directed by Professor John Nichol.  This ensemble focuses on presenting original works for this medium, and also features the many saxophone ensemble arrangements of Professor Nichol.  Recent performances include the NASA Region V Conference at Fort Wayne, Indiana and was the featured ensemble at the biennial CMU Saxophone Day. The current ensemble is comprised of 17 undergraduate saxophone music majors and 2 saxophone performance master degree students.

 

Jonathan Nichol

The University of Oklahoma Saxophone Ensemble was first formed in 2014 and is comprised undergraduate and graduate students studying at the University of Oklahoma. The group is committed to commissioning and performing new music for saxophone ensemble and has presented concerts in Lubbock, Texas; Norman, Oklahoma; and Stillwater, Oklahoma. 


Paul Nolen

The Illinois State University Saxophone Ensemble is a vibrant group of graduate and undergraduate students from the School of Music at Illinois State.  The group has been active on and off-campus since 2010, and has given world-premiere performances of works by Roy Magnuson and Joshua Keeling. Recent performances have included the 2016 NASA Biennial Conference at Texas Tech and the 2016 RedNote New Music Festival at ISU. The group is active in commisioning new music as well as transcriptions, and is under the artistic direction of Dr. Paul Nolen.

 

 


Doug O'Connor

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Lindsey O'Connor

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Miles Osland

SAXnDRUMS! is Miles Osland (alto saxophone), Professor of saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Kentucky and Paul Deatherage (drum set), Professor of drum set at the University of Kentucky.

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Tracy Patterson

The Winthrop University Saxophone Studio contains 18 undergraduate and graduate students majoring in music performance and education. Under the instruction of Dr. Tracy Patterson, Assistant Professor of Saxophone, and Mr. Neal Postma, Adjunct Professor of Saxophone, students perform in various ensembles and study an array of musical styles and genres. Saxophone quartets from WU won the South Carolina Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition in 2015 and 2016. Additionally, they have presented programs at the South Carolina Music Educators Conference and have performed on master-classes with Dr. Connie Frigo, Dr. Nathan Nabb, Dr. Dave Camwell, and Professor David Dees. The WU Saxophone Ensemble is a newly formed group of ten saxophonists playing a wide range of music. They are coached by Dr. Patterson and Mr. Postma.


Tracy Patterson

Duo Holsten  was formed in the summer of 2017. Saxophonists Will Campbell (Professor of Saxophone/Director of Jazz Studies at UNC Charlotte) and Tracy Patterson (Professor of Saxophone/Jazz at Winthrop University) have been performing together for over a decade in ensembles such as the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and the Carolina Saxophone Collective. Duo Holsten is committed to promoting jazz in the atypical setting of a saxophone duo, through compositions that embrace chamber music and improvisation without the presence of a rhythm section. The limitations of only two musicians also celebrates the sophistication of counterpoint and allows for greater spontaneity, rather than the experience of the traditional jazz chamber instrumentation.


John Perrine

The Neo-Tessares Saxophone Quartet (John Perrine - soprano saxophone, Breegan Arnett - alto saxophone, Allison Denham - tenor saxophone and Tom Lempner - baritone saxophone) was formed in Cleveland, Ohio and has performed for 10 years in the area. Two members are instructors of saxophone at Cleveland State University (John Perrine and Tom Lempner) and two are graduates of the program (Allison Denham received her MM in saxophone performance from Cleveland State and Bregan Arnett will receive her MM in saxophone performance in Spring 2018. The group is dedicated to bringing saxophone quartet to traditional and untraditional spaces playing traditional and not so traditional music to these spaces. The group was recently a featured ensemble at the Ohio Music Educator's Association conference performing a mix of standard repertiore and new works for saxophone quartet and electronics.

Scotty Phillips

Singularity is a contemporary saxophone quartet dedicated to building relationships through live performance.

Praised in their May 2015 Carnegie Hall debut as “at once sensitive, nuanced, brash, and daring; all depending on the demands of the music” (David Ludwig, Curtis Institute) and for bringing “a wonderful life and spirit to my work,” (Charles Wuorinen, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer), Singularity’s performances combine precision, thoughtful interpretations, and an honest presentation of the close friendship they share.

Since forming in 2013, Singularity has developed an unending curiosity for the creation, purpose, and performance of original and arranged compositions for saxophone quartet. Their warm and artistically vulnerable presence encourages audiences to join in their exploration, establishing an inclusive environment ideal for deep listening and uninhibited imagination.

Recent Singularity appearances include performances on the Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series, at the Ethos New Music Society at SUNY Fredonia, and as guest artists and clinicians at Mercyhurst College.


Justin Polyblank

Barkada Quartet is the first saxophone quartet to capture the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition’s coveted Grand Prize. Formed in 2011 at the Indiana University Bloomington Jacobs School of Music (JSoM), Barkada Quartet’s individual members share a friendship and musical camaraderie of incredible strength. Barkada Quartet has achieved international recognition, having performed over 50 engagements in Italy, Japan, and 12 states in the contiguous U.S. Their 2017 performance schedule continues to highlight works from their first major collaborative project, informally titled Root Movement, and in keeping with their dedication to cultivating new music, Barkada Quartet participated in the first major commission from a consortium of American saxophone quartets; premiering internationally renowned composer Marc Mellits’ Ex Machina in 2017. Through virtuosic performances, thoughtful artist-composer collaborations, and meaningful educational outreach, Barkada Quartet hopes to remind audiences that chamber music is known historically as “the music of friends.” 


Justin Polyblank

The Barkada-Kenari Saxophone Octet is the collaborative project of two award-winning saxophone quartets—both of which were founded in Bloomington, Indiana. Between them, the Barkada and Kenari saxophone quartets have participated in nearly a dozen of the most prestigious domestic and international chamber music competitions, recently receiving top prizes in the J.C. Arriaga, Coleman, Fischoff, and innagural M-Prize competitions. Comprised of current and former students of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, the members of each quartet played pivotal roles in one another’s development during their time as students of Dr. Otis Murphy. 

This mutually supportive relationship has carried through as both groups continue to grow as budding young professional chamber ensembles. Each has gone on to give performances and master classes both at home and abroad, and collaborative relationships have been the cornerstone of Barkada and Kenari’s efforts to share the collegial qualities of chamber music with others. 


Sarah Roberts

Formed in 2017, the Essimar Trio's members, an unlikely mix-match of instruments, are twin sisters, Rachel Roberts (flute) and Sarah Roberts (saxophone) and Sarah's husband, Micah Bell (trumpet). The group orginally spawned from conversations around the dinner table regarding performing one new composition for a recital. The response after their first performance in February 2017, was astounding, and thus spawned more compositions for another recital in July 2017. Micah's creative compositions utilize each member of the ensemble in specific ways to create as many colors and timbres from the ensemble as possible. 


Amy Robinson

Amy Robinson, saxophone, and Corey Robinson, percussion, have been performing together for about five years. They have performed throughout the world during this time. In 2015 they performed two of Corey's works for soprano saxophone and marimba at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France. At the NASA Conference 2016, they also performed two duets. Their next project is to record a CD of original works for saxophone and percussion. 


Erin Rogers

Popebama: Erin Rogers (saxophones), and Dennis Sullivan (percussion), NYC-based composer-performers, apply text, electronics, and high-energy instrumental writing to multi-instrument setups. Specializing in works conceived by Rogers, Sullivan, and composers such as Paul Pinto, Matthew Shlomowitz and Eric Wubbels, Jenna Lyle, Daniel Silliman, and Andrew Greenwald, the duo has performed on the Permutations, Home Audio, Avant Garasement and Sound Traffic Concert Series, with featured appearances at the Edmonton Fringe Festival (Canada), Diabolical Records (Salt Lake City), and the Inaugural VU Symposium (Park City, UT), most recently performing for an ecstatic crowd at the 2017 New Music Gathering (Bowling Green, OH). Popebama will be featured at the inaugural SPLICE Festival at the University of Western Michigan.

Perry Roth

The Duende Saxophone Quartet is the graduate quartet at The Hartt School and is coached by Carrie Koffman. Formed in 2017, this ensemble prides itself on bringing an eclectic approach to both new and standard works for this medium. The Duende Saxophone Quartet is Connor Baba, Bradley Karas, Perry Roth and Joseph Spence.

Leo Saguiguit

The Mizzou Saxophone Ensemble consists of members of the saxophone studio at the University of Missouri and includes graduate and undergraduate music majors and non-majors from various disciplines. Under the direction of Leo Saguiguit, Associate Professor of Saxophone, the group has performed at the NASA Conferences at the University of Illinois and the University of Oklahoma, as well as numerous performances on campus and outreach programs in the Columbia community.


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Michael Shults

Formed in 2016, the Coalescent Quartet explores the diverse repertoire of the saxophone quartet from traditional to contemporary works. Its members Sumner Truax, Michael Shults, Nick Zoulek, and Drew Whiting bring together years of combined chamber music experience to this newly formed ensemble to present sensitive and exciting performances. In addition to being active performers, the members of the Coalescent Quartet are dedicated educators. Its members have taught at Lawrence Conservatory, Silver Lake College, the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, and Owens Community College. With this commitment to education, the quartet has presented masterclasses at Kent State University and the Ohio State University, with performances scheduled across Wisconsin in the 2017-2018 season.

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Thomas Snydacker

Named after the Sierra Estrella Mountain Range near Tempe, AZ, the Estrella Consort is a saxophone quartet committed to the performance of exciting works, both old and new. The group was founded in 2010 while all members were studying with Dr. Timothy McAllister, and has performed both nationally and internationally. In 2011 the Estrella Consort was invited to tour Ecuador as part of a cultural exchange, performing and giving masterclasses in Cuenca, Loja, and Guayaquil. The group has also performed at the renowned Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, presented guest artist recitals and workshops at numerous institutions throughout the country and frequently performs at the Biennial North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences. The group is currently working on a recording project that will include Xenakis’ Xas as well as newer works for saxophone quartet. More information about the Estrella Consort can be found at www.estrellaconsort.com

Peter Sommer

The New Third Stream Quartet was formed in the interest of combining the rhythmic and improvisatory language of contemporary jazz with elements of modern chamber composition. The saxophonists in the quartet are all accomplished jazz and classical saxophonists, and performances focus on the creative energy of progressive jazz as well as the precision and communication found in traditional saxophone quartets. The flexibility of jazz improvisation is balanced with the rich harmonic and timbral colors of 21st century classical music. The quartet’s repertoire consists primarily of commissioned works and the ensemble is dedicated to encouraging composers to unite jazz and classical styles. The NTSQ gave its inaugural performance at the World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok, Thailand in 2009 and has performed at subsequent WSC’s in Scotland and France, at North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, in numerous recitals across the US, and most recently at the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival in South Korea. The NTSQ’s CD One for Four is available on Teal Creek Records.


Om Srivastava

 Om Srivastava and Jim Feist make up the Sax-Tabla Coalition; a Duo dedicated toward breaking new ground in the realm of classical fusian music. Formed in 2015, they regularly perform locally and around the state of Ohio presenting works of intense syncopation and rhythmic density. Jim Feist can be heard with Mohenjo Daro and his music has been played on many TV shows and films. Om Srivastava can be heard on Teal Creek Records. 

Scotty Stepp



William H. Street

Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp is an award-winning soloist and collaborative pianist. Her artistic finesse and ability to perform across genres and style has earned her recognition around the world, and she has performed as soloist, with orchestras, and in various chamber music formations in Canada, Austria, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Turkey, the US, and Uzbekistan. She honed her skills as a performer during her studies at the University of Music in Karlsruhe, Germany, the University of Music Frankfurt/Main, and the University of Alberta, Canada, from where she holds a Doctor of Music degree. Besides winning numerous national and international competitions, prices, and scholarships, Viktoria is the first and only performer who has won Canada’s premier graduate scholarship, the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp has recorded several CDs in Germany, Canada, and Poland and has extensive teaching and coaching experience.

Steven Stusek

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Steven Stusek

The Red Clay Saxophone Quartet was formed in 2003 when the fates conspired to bring four internationally-recognized saxophonists (Susan Fancher, Robert Faub, Steven Stusek, Mark Engebretson) together in Greensboro, NC. The Quartet champions new works by leading composers, with a special passion for working with young composers.  RCSQ’s 10th anniversary CD Red Clay Live! presents music by Russell Peck, Gavin Bryars, Ben Johnston, Mark Engebretson, and Martin Bresnick.

Taimur Sullivan

Northwestern Univeristy Saxophone Ensemble
Director: Taimur Sullivan
Leonardo Aguilar
Lauren Bagshaw
Hunter Bockes
Caleb Carpenter
Joe Connor
Janos Csontos
Daniel Kim
Jordan Lulloff
Aidan Manaligod
Alyssa Peterson
Brandon Quarles   
Cameron Roberts
Jake Yalowitz
Karen Zhang
Eric Zheng


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Matthew Taylor

Da Capo, or "From the Head," is an ad hoc ensemble of artist-faculty from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky. In addition to saxophonist Matthew Taylor, this season, the group consists of award-winning percussionist Matthew Geiger (DMA, University of Kentucky; MM, University of Michigan; BM, University of Kentucky); flutist Ellen Johnson Mosley (DMA, Florida State University; MM, University of Texas at Austin; BM, Wichita State University); and pianist William A. Murphy (MM, Marshall University; BM, Morehead State).

For more information about studying music at Morehead State, visit us online at www.moreheadstate.edu/mtd. 


Cecily Terhune

The Violet Duo was founded in 2015 by saxophonists Brian Bosley and Cecily Terhune as a format for commissioning new works and interpreting established pieces for two saxophones. The duet was formed in Muncie, Indiana where both earned degrees at Ball State University. Currently, Bosley is based in San Fransisco and Terhune is in Cincinnati, but they reunite often to perform their favorite chamber works and commission new pieces all over the country.

As proponents of New Music, the Duo’s most important recent performance was a world premiere of Three Miniatures for soprano sax duo by Carter Rice at the North American Saxophone Alliance’s 2016 conference at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. 


Bobbi Thompson

The Thompson-Kasler Duo’s work consists of performances for saxophone and guitar or piano. They have performed together in these two configurations over the past decade at venues including Artscape (Toronto), Clore Center for Music and Dance (Kfar Blum, Israel), Bowling Green State University (Ohio), McIntosh Gallery (London, ON), and The Music Center (Rosh Pina, Israel). Together, they are working to expand the repertoire for saxophone and electric guitar through commissioning and performance projects. 

Jake Tilton

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Michael Rene Torres

Tower Duo is a flute and saxophone ensemble that is dedicated creating engaging musical experiences with a particular interest in performing and premiering contemporary works by emerging composers to expand the repertoire of this unique instrumentation. Tower Duo, whose members are flutist, Erin Helgeson Torres and saxophonist, Michael Rene Torres, gave its inaugural performance during the 2010 season of the Brevard Music Center Festival and Institute in North Carolina where both Michael and Erin served as Assistant Deans of Student Life from 2010-2015. Erin is Professor of Flute at Ohio Northern University, Second Flute with the Evansville Philharmonic, and Principal Flute of the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra. Michael is Lecturer of Saxophone at The Ohio State University, Instructor of Saxophone and Composition at Muskingum University, and Artistic Director of the Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble. For more info, visit: www.towerduo.weebly.com

Michael Rene Torres

The Ohio State University Saxophone Choir, from Columbus, Ohio represent graduate and undergraduate students from across the country who study in the OSU Saxophone Studio with Dr. Michael Rene Torres. The ensemble has a special interest in the exploration of soundpainting and improvisation. The performers include: Mollie Hess, Melanie Linker, Alexander Lowe, Alex Priest, Megan Matheny, Jordan Reed, Kevin Ruppert, Scott Snyder, Johanna St. John, Lauren Walker, Michael Weintraub, Colin Wood, Logan Wright, Nathan Yoshino, Nick Young, Melissa Zepeda, and, Dr. Michael Rene Torres, Conductor

Kenneth Tse

Iowa Saxophonists’ Workshop is directed by Dr. Kenneth Tse and involves select students from the University of Iowa saxophone studio playing sopranino through tubax saxophones.  The ensemble performs music of a variety of styles and difficulties and at times accompanies guest soloists. A public concert is given at the end of each school year. 

Besides local performances, the ensemble has also been featured at various regional and national conferences such as the Iowa Bandmasters Conference, North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference and the Midwest Clinic. The members are also veterans in solo and chamber music and have garnered national recognition through competitions and performances.  

In summer of 2016, the ensemble embarked on its first Asian concert tour to Hong Kong and Chengdu, China.


Kenneth Tse

Widely recognized as one of the leading classical saxophonists in the world, Kenneth Tse is certainly one of the instrument’s outstanding proponents on any saxophone aficionado’s short list. He burst on the scene in 1996 as the winner of the prestigious New York Artists International Award, which resulted in an acclaimed debut recital at Carnegie Hall and being hailed “a young virtuoso” by the New York TimesSince then he has been a frequent soloist in five continents.  Tse has been an active recording artist since his first CD for Crystal Records at age 23.  Tse is currently Professor of Saxophone at the University of Iowa, Past-President of the North American Saxophone Alliance, and serving his third term in the International Saxophone Committee as President.  More information and media clips are available at www.kenneth-tse.com.

James Umble

Casey Gene Dierlam is an avid performer of contemporary music and is devoted to working with and promoting the music of innovative new composers, both through solo performances and collaborative endeavors. While working on her degrees in piano performance at the University of Illinois she won several prizes in international competitions including the Rose Petroff College Piano Competition, finalist at the St. Louis Artist Presentation Society Competition, alternate for the New Orleans International Piano Competition and Honorable Mention in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition.

Along her solo career, Casey is an active collaborative pianist. She serves on faculty at Knox College. She is coordinating pianist for North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, performs at regional and national MTNA competitions each year, and has performed with renowned musicians all over the country.

Casey is completing a DMA in Piano at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Timothy Ehlen.

Brent Weber

Duo Vif is a clarinet-saxophone duo based in Western Maryland. Both faculty members in the music department at Frostburg State University, Mark Gallagher and Brent Weber began playing together in Spring of 2013. Their varied repertoire consists of music from several stylistic periods including works by Georg Philip Telemann, Bernhard Henrik Crusell, Francis Poulenc to the more contemporary literature of Roshanne Etezady, Gregory Wanamaker, David DeBoor Canfield, William Albright, Nikola Resanovic, and Violet Archer. Duo Vif has performed across the United States including Oregon, Illinois, Texas and most recently a tour of Northern Michigan in Fall of 2017. Upcoming performances are planned in Belgium for the International Clarinet Association and Croatia for the World Saxophone Conference in July.


Arthur White

MERGE was founded, and is led, by saxophonist Arthur White, and is based in the Kansas City, MO area. The members are active performers and educators, and the band is committed to performing original jazz music. At NASA, they will perform movements from Dr. White's recently completed jazz suite, Pictures of the Heartland (2017). Their debut CD, when you find it, is on the Artists Recording Collective label. The band is comprised of guitarist William Flynn, pianist Alyssa Murray, bassist Dominique Sanders, and drummer John Kizilarmut. 

Ben Whittier

The Ursa Saxophone Duo was founded in 2016 by Courtney Long and Ben Whittier, graduate students at the University of Northern Colorado. Since its founding, the group has performed throughout Northern Colorado and at the Region II NASA Conference at New Mexico State University. The group is actively commissioning and premiering new works for saxophone duo from rising composers. The group enjoys performing together and sharing new music with diverse audiences. Apart from the duo, Long and Whittier enjoy careers playing and teaching music across the Rocky Mountain region.

Kristen Zelenak

Lotus is a trio that formed in the fall of 2017 by three active saxophone performers and educators. The trio desires to advance saxophone chamber music by expanding the current repertoire. One of the goals of the ensemble when commissioning original works is to have numerous combinations of the standard saxophone quartet between the three members of the trio. Currently, Lotus has commissioned new works from composers Matthew Kennedy, Spencer Arias, Ethan Cypress, and others. In addition, members of Lotus have created original arrangements of masterpieces ranging from the baroque era to pieces written in the twentieth-century.  Lotus enjoys sharing their music by performing for diverse audiences in conventional and unconventional venues. They hope to continue as a group and the advancement of the saxophone trio repertoire as they begin their professional careers. The members of Lotus are doctoral students of Dr. Christopher Creviston at Arizona State University.