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Tenure-track position in the Division of Music
The Division of Music at Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, invites applications for a tenure-track position in woodwinds instruction beginning August 2013.
Saxophonist Idit Shner is leading a consortium commission of a new work by Roshanne Etezady, a duo for baritone saxophone and percussion. Working title for the piece is Behemoth.
Introducing the inaugural season of the American Saxophone Academy, August 4-9, 2013. Five American saxophone artists and teachers – Carrie Koffman, Chien-Kwan Lin, Timothy McAllister, Otis Murphy, and Kenneth Tse – come together to present this brand new week-long program, designed for advanced college students and above.
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.
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.
Dear NASA Members,
I would like to remind you that the NASA elections are open until midnight on November 14. Please review the list of nominees for the offices of President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary, and cast your ballot. To do so, go to our website: http://www.saxalliance.org/nasa-update/2012/october/nasa-elections. You will need to sign in at the NASA Website, click on the President’s Message, review the biographies and platform positions, and cast your vote under “Vote Here” (on the left side of the page).
Professor of Saxophone
Central Michigan University
President – NASA
Dear NASA Members,
I would like to express a sincere thank you to the North American Saxophone Alliance Nominating Committee: Debra Richtmeyer (chairperson), Steven Mauk, and John Sampen for doing an excellent job in finding our alliance such a strong slate of nominees for the offices of President-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary. When elected, the Treasurer and Secretary will serve a two-year term, starting January 1, 2013. The President-Elect will serve two years in that office, then two years as President, then another two years as Past President (six years total service).
What’s a great way to curb the summer practice blues? As a master’s student from the University of British Columbia, I found the answer to be simple: attend the Dr. Eugene Rousseau Saxophone Workshop at the Shell Lake Arts Center in Shell Lake, Wisconsin! Surrounded by the natural beauty of Shell Lake, the workshop itself was beautiful in many ways. The superb faculty members included Dr. Eugene Rousseau, Dr. Thomas Liley, Dr. David Branter, Dr. Julia Nolan, Dr. Stephen Page, and Mr. Preston Duncan. We were fortunate to also work with the fantastic pianist Cameron Hofmann, bass saxophone extraordinaire Clarke Crandell, and masterful saxophone technician Richard Rees.