The North American Saxophone Alliance is pleased to announce the 2005 NASA Region 3 Conference to be held on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa on April 8-10, 2005. Proposals are welcome for performances, papers, panels, lecture-recitals, master classes, and other presentations that relate to saxophone performance, pedagogy, research, or other areas of concern to saxophonists. Special consideration will be given to student proposals. Every effort will be made to assemble a balanced program of performances.
On Friday, April 8, the Drake University Wind Symphony, conducted by Robert Meunier, will provide an evening of saxophone concerti. Debra Richtmeyer, Professor of Saxophone at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will perform John Cheetham’s Concerto Agrariana, and Dr. James Romain, Professor of Saxophone at Drake University, will perform Dana Wilson’s Time Cries, Hoping Otherwise. The first half of Friday’s concert will also feature soloists and chamber music. Saturday evening, April 9 will feature Drake University’s Jazz Ensemble I with guest alto saxophonist Dick Oatts. Evening concerts will occur in the Performing Arts Hall in the Harmon Fine Arts Building.
Proposals will be accepted from student and professional members of the North American Saxophone Alliance. You may renew your membership in the Alliance if your membership is not current (professional—US$35.00, student/senior citizen—US$25.00) when you submit your proposal. Membership applications are available on the NASA web page (www.saxalliance.org/membership.html
It is through your participation and attendance that this event will be a tremendous success!
Any questions about performance space, resources, performers, or any other considerations may be directed to James Romain, conference host, at: [email protected] or 515-255-3100.
Send completed application packets to the address below to be postmarked no later than February 1, 2005.
Dr. James Romain
Host-2005 NASA Region 3 conference
Dept. of Music
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505