It was with sadness that I learned of Guy Lacour’s recent passing. Monsieur Lacour was well known to saxophonists around the world, not only as the tenor saxophonist in the famed Marcel Mule saxophone quartet, but also as a fine composer of concert works and pedagogical materials that have helped advance the cause of saxophonists world-wide. We will all miss him, and on behalf of the North American Saxophone Alliance, I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Guy Lacour.
President, North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA)
This year’s Coleman Chamber Music Ensemble Competition took place on Saturday, April 27th in Caltech's Ramo Auditorium. The Grand Prize was won by Henri Selmer Paris artists the Donald Sinta Quartet. This is only the second time since its inception that a saxophone group has been awarded this honor. The Donald Sinta Quartet consists of members from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University they are: Daniel Graser (Soprano), Zachary Stern (Alto), Joseph Girard (Tenor), Daniel Hawthorne-Foss (Baritone) and coach Donald Sinta.
The Project Fusion captured the Gold Medal in the Senior Wind Division. Project Fusion members Dannel Espinoza (soprano saxophone), Matt Amedio (alto saxophone), Michael Sawzin (tenor saxophone) and Matt Evans (baritone saxophone), currently study at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York.