The next Biennial NASA Conference will be held March 20-23, 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign Co-Hosted by Professor Debra Richtmeyer and Dr. Michael Holmes.
Dr. Dave Camwell and Dr. Stephen Page announce an open invitation to all interested saxophonists to participate in a new consortium commission of composer Marc Mellits. This new work by Mellits will be a 4-6 minute duo for two alto saxophones (and possibly playable by any two like-saxophones). Participation is limited to 30 saxophonists. The subscription fee of $150 (US dollars) per saxophonist must be received by Dave Camwell by September 1st, 2013, in order to ensure participation.
Eugene Rousseau's eulogy for Tom Liley
It was at the Midwestern Art Camp in Lawrence, Kansas – University of Kansas, that I first met Thomas Liley. That was more than 40 years ago He was a student at KU, and a valuable assistant to the then director of this renowned camp, Russell Wiley. I observed that Tom was so careful in his attention to detail, so proactive, that he could have assumed Dr. Wiley’s job! My responsibilities at this camp included presenting a recital and giving lessons to the high school students who were enrolled. One day, Tom asked if he could have a lesson . . . . and that was the beginning of a long relationship.
We stayed in touch, and several years later I had the opportunity to hear Tom play a recital at a saxophone convention in Missouri. Not only did he demonstrate his musical ability, but he also conveyed a sense of purpose and a thirst for knowledge. Some months later he enrolled at Indiana University for graduate study. He was an outstanding student and earned the Doctor of Music degree with distinction. It was customary for my wife, Norma, to prepare dinner – at least once each year, for my students. As she became acquainted with each of the members of this talented group. she often remarked that Tom was very bright, but soft-spoken, that he possessed a keen intellectual curiosity, and that he was always unassuming and thoughtful. Through the years Tom became a good friend of ours.