2016-2017 Season

3 March 2017  |  North American Saxophone Alliance Region 5 Conference  |  IUPFW, Fort Wayne, IN

World premiere of Frank Wiley's Passages with the Assembly Quartet


7 January 2017  |  International Saxophone Symposium  |  Fairfax, VA

Performance of works by Drew Baker and Evan Chambers


7 December 2016  |  Fall Faculty Recital  |  Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Recital with Lillian Pearson of works by Biedenbender, Williams, Evan Chambers, and Barry Cockcroft


18 November 2016  |  Guest Artist Recital  |  UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

Masterclass and recital with the Assembly Quartet of works by Maslanka, Shrude, Taylor, Fink, Dvorak, and Mellits


17 November 2016  |  Lake City Concert Series  |  Lake City, SC

Assembly Quartet in a recital of works by Maslanka, Taylor, Fink, Dvorak, Jeanjean, and Mellits


16 November 2016  |  Guest Artist Recital  |  University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

Masterclass and recital with the Assembly Quartet of works by Maslanka, Shrude, Taylor, Fink, Dvorak, and Mellits


14-15 November 2016  |  ASQ WCU Residency  |  Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Two-day residency by the Assembly Quartet at Western Carolina University, including masterclasses, lessons, lectures/q&a sessions, and a recital featuring works by Maslanka, Shrude, Taylor, Dvorak, and the premiere of a new work by Marc Mellits


12 November 2016  |  Gustavus Wind Orchestra Fall Concert  |  Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

Performance of David Biedenbender's Dreams in the Dusk with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, and John Williams' Catch Me if You Can with the Gustavus Wind Symphony


6-7 November 2016  |  High School Honor Band Festival|  Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

Guest Artist for the GAC Honor Band, presenting a masterclass for the student performers and a performance of David Biedenbender's Dreams in the Dusk with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, conducted by James Patrick Miller


1 November 2016  |  Bennett Faculty Recital  |  Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Performance of Paul Basler's Vocalise-Waltz with Travis Bennett and Lillian Pearson


9 October 2016  |  Highlands Faculty Showcase  |  First Presbyterian, Highlands, NC

Performance of Paul Basler's Vocalise-Waltz with Travis Bennett and Lillian Pearson


6 September 2016  |  Fall Faculty Showcase  |  Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Performance of Paul Basler's Vocalise-Waltz with Travis Bennett and Lillian Pearson

 

2015-2016 SEASON

19 April 2016  |  Faculty Composition Recital of Damon Sink  |  WCU, Cullowhee, NC

Premiere of American Etchings for saxophone and string quartet on Damon Sink's spring composition recital


12 April 2016  |  Spring Faculty Recital  |  WCU, Cullowhee, NC

Performances of Erwin Dressel's Partita, Jeff Weston's Trust Me, and Girard Kratz's Monster Studies


15 March 2016  |  Tarleton State University  |  Stephenville, TX

Guest Artist recital with the Assembly Quartet


14 March 2016  |  Howard Payne University  |  Brownwood, TX

Guest Artist recital with the Assembly Quartet


10-12 March 2016  |  NASA Biennial Conference  |  Lubbock, TX

Performances at the national conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance:

• Solo recital of Girard Kratz's Monster Studies and Jeff Weston's Trust Me

• Assembly Quartet recital of works by Shrude and Isaacson

• Duo recital with Shawn Allison of Eliza Brown's Apart Together and Ruby Fulton's Broken Telescope


12 February 2016  |  NC Western Region All-District Band Clinic  |  Cullowhee, NC

Performance of David Biedenbender's Dreams in the Dusk, concerto for alto saxophone and band, with the WCU Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Margaret Underwood


11 December 2015  |  Asheville Symphony Orchestra  |  Asheville, NC

Performance on ASO's holiday pops concert


3 December 2015  |  Faculty Recital with Zsolt Zsabo, trombone  |  WCU, Cullowhee, NC

World premieres of Andrew Hannon's News Flash and Bryan Burkett's Nanomusic III, and performances of Sekhon's Gradient and Carl Schimmel's Gnomology


3 November 2015  |  Faculty Composition Recital of Mario Gaetano  |  WCU, Cullowhee, NC 

Performance of Gaetano's Recession Pieces (commissioned work) for solo saxophone/percussion


24 October 2015  |  Bowling Green New Music Festival  |   Bowling Green, OH

Performance of Marilyn Shrude's energy flows nervously...in search of stillness and Kurt Isaacson's Flickering Species, with the Assembly Quartet


19 September 2015  |  Asheville Symphony Orchestra  |  Asheville, NC

Performance of Bernstein's On the Town with ASO


1 September 2015  |  Fall Faculty Showcase  |  Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Performance of Baljinder Sekhon's Gradient, with Lyn Burkett

 

2014-2015 Season

10-14 July 2015  |  SaxOpen, 17th World Saxophone Congress  |  Strasbourg, FR

Premiere of works for saxophone quartet by Marilyn Shrude and Kurt Issacson, and performance of Gabriele - Shift Shaf, with ASQ


15-19 June 2015  |  Carolina Saxophone Camp  |  Fort Mill, SC

Artist-faculty at Carolina Saxophone Camp


4 May 2015  |  Florence Symphony Orchestra  |  Florence, SC

Performance of Philip Glass - Concerto for Saxophone Quartet with ASQ


19 April 2015  |  Motor City Symphony Orchestra  |  Warren, MI

Performance of Philip Glass - Concerto for Saxophone Quartet with ASQ


11 April 2015  |  North American Saxophone Alliance Region 6 Conference  |  Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Featured performance with ASQ on the evening chamber music concert. Performing Rogers - Prodigal Child and Taylor - Digital Goldfish


5 February 2015  |  Western Carolina University  |  Cullowhee, NC

Spring faculty recital, with Lillian Pearson, piano. Works by Villa-Lobos, Likhuta, Desenclos, Noda, and Kratz 


27 January 2015  |  Western Carolina University  |  Cullowhee, NC

Spring Faculty Showcase. Performance of Kratz - Monster Studies, with Lillian Pearson, piano


19 November 2014  |  Bowling Green State University  |  Bowling Green, OH

Guest artist recital and masterclass with ASQ. Works by Rogers, Taylor, and Glass


17-20 November 2014  |  Assembly Quartet Fall Tour  |  Michigan and Ohio

Outreach concerts and clinics in Bowling Green, Toledo,  and Grosse Ile


9 November 2014  |  North Carolina Music Educators' Association Conference  |  Winston-Salem, NC

Presentation, "Sound Advice for Woodwinds," with WCU woodwind faculty