17194158_10158341357435494_916285972_oThis past weekend, I was in Fort Wayne Indiana for the North American Saxophone Alliance Region V conference. I drove up Thursday night with my friend and colleague, Bob Eason to rehearse Jun Nagao’s Paganini Lost with collaborative piano guru Liz Ames. We performed the piece on Friday morning, followed by a day of compelling performances by friends and colleagues. On Saturday, I presented my recent content analysis of The Saxophone Symposium, which highlighted a number of important areas that have not been adequately addressed in terms of saxophone research (and, hopefully, will help guide authors to address those gaps). On Sunday, the IU Saxophone Ensemble (pictured here) performed Rachmaninov’s Prelude in G minor and Joel Love‘s Three Images in the closing concert of the conference. It was a busy but fun conference, and I felt fortunate to see so many of my friends and colleagues from my time in Michigan!


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