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.
Members of the North American Saxophone Alliance:
It is my hope that you had a terrific summer filled with fun, relaxation, and lots of saxophone!
The World Saxophone Congress held in St. Andrews, Scotland this summer was an exciting, energizing, and powerful event. St. Andrews is steeped in history, and I would like to think we made some history by filling the seven venues with an abundance of beautiful saxophone music. The North American Saxophone Alliance had a significant presence at this prestigious event, as our members presented numerous concerts and lectures. I would like to express my sincere thanks to Richard Ingham, Louise Richardson Frse, Michael Brogan, Margaret Douglass, Susan McKenzie, Claude Delangle and the International Saxophone Committee (including NASA members Kenneth Tse and Thomas Liley), for making this event possible. In 2015, Phillipe Geiss will host the World Saxophone Congress XVII in Strasbourg, France.
TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY – Temporary Assistant Professor of Music (Saxophone and Music Theory.) One year appointment, available Aug. 15 2012.
by Gail Levinsky
Beginning Thursday, May 31st, the campus of Northwestern University was filled with the sounds of saxophones celebrating the career, leadership, and vision of Dr. Frederick L. Hemke upon his retirement from Northwestern University. For the last 50 years, he has performed, taught, and led the classical saxophone movement in North America and throughout the world.
Congratulations to the five saxophone quartets that recently competed in the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition (see list below). Special congratulations to the Barkada Quartet for winning the Grand Prize ($7500) and the Gold Medal ($3000) in the Senior Wind Division.
The NASA Nominating Committee, appointed by NASA President, Professor John Nichol and comprised of Professors John Sampen, Steve Mauk and Debra Richtmeyer, Chair, are accepting nominations from NASA members for the following positions to be voted upon this Fall:
Congratulations to Jordan Lulloff for winning 2nd prize in the Senior Solo Performance Woodwind Competition at the MTNA National Conference in NYC on March 23-24. His repertoire included Concerto, Opus 26 by Paul Creston, Concerto in C Minor by Benedetto Marcello, Rhapsodie by Claude Debussy, and Oodles of Noodles by Jimmy Dorsey.
In addition to taking the top prizes in the solo competition, saxophonists also swept the 2012 MTNA Wind Chamber Music Competition. The final round was held on March 24th at the Hilton in Midtown Manhattan in NYC. Congratulations to this years top prize winners!!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 NASA Classical Solo Competition!!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 NASA Young Artist Competition!
1st Place Winner - Mark Harrison
Pictured with NASA President, John Nichol