It is with great sadness that I report to you the news of Dr. Thomas Liley’s passing this week. Tom was NASA’s Director of Scholarly Publications for many years, and helped us expand our publications in many new and exciting directions. Tom was a true scholar and gentleman, who I counted as a friend. His contributions to NASA and saxophone scholarship in general cannot be overstated, and he will be sorely missed by all of us.
From Tom’s daughter Noel Harmon:
There will be a memorial for my dad from 2-5pm on Sunday, January 27 at The Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home in Naperville, IL. People should feel free to visit from 2-3pm and a celebration service will begin at 3pm in the East Chapel.
The address is:
44 S. Mill Street
Naperville, IL 60540
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorial contributions be made to the Marcel Mule Scholarship Fund at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music
Members of the North American Saxophone Alliance:
I would like to extend my deep appreciation to the NASA executive committee members that have completed their terms of office: Past-President Debra Richtmeyer, Treasurer Frank Bongiorno, and Secretary Eric Lau have concluded their service on the executive committee and deserve a big THANK YOU from all of us! I would also like to offer my personal gratitude to John Nichol, who has been an exceptionally active and effective President. John will serve for the next two years as Past-President, remaining on the EC, and I want to personally thank him in advance for his sage counsel during these next two years.
We enthusiastically welcome President-Elect Kenneth Tse, Secretary Robert Young, and Treasurer David Stambler to the executive committee. We expect the transition to our new officers to be smooth and are excited to begin work on many new ideas and initiatives. We also have a strong group of NASA members who continue their service to the organization, including our Region Directors who are busy organizing or helping to organize this year’s Conferences. I offer my heartfelt thanks to all who serve NASA, as our organization continues to grow in many new and exciting ways!
The New England Music Camp Association is pleased to announce the inaugural season of the Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute at New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine, June 8-21, 2013. A program geared for high level university and graduate-student saxophonists, participants may elect one or both weeks to attend. Program participants focus on solo and chamber music repertoire, receive repertoire and technique lessons, and perform in quartets, and saxophone ensemble. Evening activities include coachings, lectures, master classes, and recitals. Ample time will also be scheduled for practice and other activities. Space is limited to 12 participants each session. Please visit our website, nemcsaxophoneinstitute.com today for application and audition information.