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Current NASA Officers

The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone. Members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.

Past NASA Officers | Executive Committee | Appointed Officers | Regional Directors | Committee Chairs

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Executive Committee

Christopher Creviston

Christopher Creviston

Board Position: President
NASA Member Since: 1988
University / Organization: Arizona State University
What I Love About NASA: Whether we're actually at a conference or not, this is our community. The members of NASA are our colleagues, collaborators, heroes, students, competitors and friends — and I love being involved with this world of saxo-geeks!
Griffin Campbell

Griffin Campbell

Board Position: Immediate Past President
NASA Member Since: 1977
University / Organization: Louisiana State University
What I Love About NASA: NASA is where I've gone to meet my heroes, to present my research to my peers as a performer, to hear new repertoire, to find fresh and interesting pedagogical ideas, to meet my colleagues in the field. NASA is my social club, my church, my office water-cooler, the place where I go to discover, discuss, and understand what's happening in the saxophone world today.

I love NASA because, when I was a high-school student and wrote Fred Hemke about the organization, he wrote me back and invited me in. NASA is my home. You are all welcome. Professional, Enthusiast, Student, whatever school or style, you are welcome.
Jessica Voigt-Page

Jessica Voigt-Page

Board Position: President-Elect
NASA Member Since: 2010
University / Organization: Baylor University, UT Austin, Abundant Musician Project
What I Love About NASA: . . .
Nathan Bogert

Nathan Bogert

Board Position: Treasurer
NASA Member Since: 2009
University / Organization: . . .
What I Love About NASA: . . .
Stephen Page

Stephen Page

Board Position: Secretary
NASA Member Since: 2008
University / Organization: The University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music
What I Love About NASA: . . .
Bradford C. Leali

Bradford C. Leali

Board Position: Jazz Coordinator
NASA Member Since: 2012
University / Organization: University of North Texas
What I Love About NASA: Colleagues and saxophone enthusiasts enjoy the opportunity to share ideas in an environment that promotes continued growth and advancement. It's a wonderful forum in which the voice of saxophone can be showcased in both a pedagogical and performance setting.
Julia Nolan

Julia Nolan

Board Position: Director of Scholarly Publications
NASA Member Since: 1984
University / Organization: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
What I Love About NASA: What began as an idea with Eugene Rousseau and Paul Brodie, NASA has blossomed into an important international presence in global musical communities. I enjoy hearing music that is new, old, and in-between performed by professionals, students, and enthusiasts, renewing old friendships, and making new ones at the local, national, and international conferences. Good times, good friends, good music, and a great organization!
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Appointed Officers

Jennifer Blackwell

Jennifer Blackwell

Position: Saxophone Symposium Editor
NASA Member Since: 2009
University / Organization: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
What I Love About NASA: I love the community NASA has created for performers, scholars, teachers, and enthuiasists of the saxophone to come together and share their passion for this beautiful instrument!
Myles Boothroyd

Myles Boothroyd

Position: Saxophone Symposium Assistant Editor
NASA Member Since: 2009
University / Organization: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
What I Love About NASA: I am grateful for this incredible forum in which saxophonists everywhere can share new ideas, present diverse music, learn about their craft, and inspire one another. NASA is a vibrant light for the continued celebration and mastery of our instrument!
Michael Holmes

J. Michael Holmes

Position: Director of Marketing
NASA Member Since: 1996
University / Organization: Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts
What I Love About NASA: The incredible musicians that are part of this organization and the dedicated industry personnel who tirelessly work to help promote and support saxophonists.
Joshua Thomas

Joshua Thomas

Position: Membership Director
NASA Member Since: 1996
University / Organization: United States Coast Guard Band
What I Love About NASA: I love NASA because it provides the opportunity to see the amazing growth of the instrument in a variety of musical styles.
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Regional Directors

Rhett Bender

Rhett Bender

Position: Region 1 Director (WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, AK)
NASA Member Since: 1988
University / Organization: Oregon School of the Arts at Southern Oregon University
What I Love About NASA: The Regional and National Meetings where students can perform and share music with professional saxophonists.
Eric Lau

Eric Lau

Position: Region 2 Director (CA, NV, UT, AZ, CO, NM, HI)
NASA Member Since: 1998
University / Organization: The University of New Mexico
Matthew Patnode

Matthew Patnode

Position: Region 3 Director (ND, SD, NE, MN, IA)
NASA Member Since: 1986
University / Organization: North Dakota State University
What I Love About NASA: NASA has raised the level of performance, pedagogical research, and embracing all styles of saxophone playing. It provides a great forum for students and professionals alike though publications and conferences at regional and national levels.
Jeffrey Loeffert

Jeffrey Loeffert

Position: Region 4 Director (KS, OK, MO, AR, TX)
NASA Member Since: 1999
University / Organization: Oklahoma State University / h2 quartet
What I Love About NASA: NASA provides a platform to share musical and pedagogical ideas for saxophone enthusiasts at all levels.
Farrell Vernon

Farrell Vernon

Position: Region 5 Director (WI, IL, IN, OH, MI)
NASA Member Since: 1994
University / Organization: Purdue University Fort Wayne
What I Love About NASA: , NASA is a major organization that encourages the birth of new art music. Our conferences gives an attractive reason for new composers to continue to create repertoire for our instrument. This is paramount as the Saxophone is just in its adolescence. Secondly, NASA is a forum to see, play, and hear rare saxophones, the extremes. Thirdly, NASA's free exchange of pedagogical techniques, both in masterclass and clinic formats. All of these reasons and more keep me excited about the next conference. Together, we help form the continued history of the saxophone.
Jan Baker

Jan Berry Baker

Position: Region 6 Director (LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, PR)
NASA Member Since: 1993
University / Organization: Georgia State University, Selmer and Vandoren Performing Artist
What I Love About NASA: What's not to love? Great friends, great music, and great conferences.
Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts

Position: Region 7 Director (KY, TN, VA, NC, SC, MD, DE, DC)
NASA Member Since: 1985
University / Organization: Shenandoah Conservatory, Professor of Saxophone
What I Love About NASA: NASA gives us the ability to meet new colleagues, build friendships with more familiar ones, and learn about lots of wonderful new repertoire for our instrument.
Gail Levinsky

Gail Levinsky

Position: Region 8 Director (NY, PA, NJ, WV, CT, MA, RI, VT, ME, NH)
NASA Member Since: 1979
University / Organization: Susquehanna University
What I Love About NASA: I love the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from around the country and become acquainted with the latest repertoire.
Glen Gillis

Glen Gillis

Position: Region 9 Director (BC, AB, SK, MB, YT, NT, NU)
NASA Member Since: 1982
University / Organization: University of Saskatchewan, Professor of Music
What I Love About NASA: The opportunity to hear and collaborate with many musicians and the presentation of so much new music for the saxophone.
James Kalyn

James Kalyn

Position: Region 10 Director (QC, NL, NB, NS, PE, ON)
NASA Member Since: 1989
University / Organization: Mount Allison University, Associate Professor
What I Love About NASA: The shameless play on the NASA name. We can be completely professional about our art and still have fun.
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Committee Chairs

Chris Creviston

Chris Creviston

Board Position: 2018 Biennial Conference Composition Competition Chair
NASA Member Since: 2011
University / Organization: Arizona State University
What I Love About NASA: . . .
Paul Forsyth

Paul Forsyth

Position: 2018 Biennial Conference Competition Chair
NASA Member Since: 2001
University / Organization: Northwestern State University (Louisiana), Saxophone Professor
What I Love About NASA: NASA helps keep friends and colleagues regularly connected; AND, helps forge new relationships with amazing musicians throughout the saxophone community.
Connie Frigo

Connie Frigo

Position: Committee on the Status of Women Chair
NASA Member Since: 1992
University / Organization: University of Georgia
What I Love About NASA: I love possibilities and learning above all else, which is why being a part of NASA and serving in the various roles I've had over the years has been so interesting. In addition to loving the energy and welcoming spirit of our community, serving NASA has offered me the chance to really learn about and freely contribute to the scope of our collective imagination and vision as saxophonists and educators. It runs deep and is always evolving. The commitment across the membership — especially by students and younger members — to advance all aspects of our instrument and our profession is inspiring and sometimes jaw-dropping. My new role as Chair of the Committee on the Status of Women feels like the most important work thus far and it's a privilege to be a part of this initiative and work alongside other committee members to advance this mission. New possibilities always exist at NASA!
Leo Saguiguit

Leo Saguiguit

Position: 2018 Biennial Conference Program Chair
NASA Member Since: 1996
University / Organization: University of Missouri
What I Love About NASA: There is no other organization that provides events that inspire me to be a better teacher and performer. The conferences are a way to experience new music through performances and expand our knowledge of the saxophone through research presentations, clinics, and master classes. They are a way to reconnect with teachers, colleagues, and students and forge new friendships and collaborations. For me, every conference is like a reunion of friends who share the same passion for advancing our instrument and who enjoy the camaraderie of our profession. NASA is vital in continuing the amazing legacy of saxophone performance, pedagogy, and research in North America through its conferences, competitions, and publications.
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