2015-2016 SEASON

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

Performance of Baljinder Sekhon's Gradient, with Lyn Burkett

19 September 2015  |  Asheville Symphony Orchestra  |  Asheville, NC

Performance of Bernstein's On the Town with ASO

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

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

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

 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

11 December 2015  |  Asheville Symphony Orchestra  |  Asheville, NC

Performance on ASO's holiday pops concert

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 

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

14 March 2016  |  Howard Payne University  |  Brownwood, TX

Guest Artist recital with the Assembly Quartet

15 March 2016  |  Tarleton State University  |  Stephenville, TX

Guest Artist recital with the Assembly Quartet

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

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


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