2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference

at Texas Tech School of Music, Box 42033, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 79409 United States


2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference
Texas Tech School of Music, Box 42033, Texas Tech University
Lubbock , TX 79409
United States
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Greetings Saxophonists! The dates for the 2016 NASA Biennial and Competitions are below. Please note that the NASA Competitions will be held in the days preceding the Conference. A Call for Proposals will go out soon! We hope to see you in 2016! David Dees 2016 NASA Biennial Conference Host 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas March 10-13, 2016 David Dees — Host 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance National Competitions Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas March 8-12, 2016 Eric Lau, Carrie Koffman, Paul Forsyth — Competition Coordinators Solo Competition, March 8-10, 2016 Jazz Competition, March 8-10, 2016 Quartet Competition, March 8-10, 2016 Young Artist Competition, March 12, 2016 #NASA2016

Published on 2015-04-08 16:24:49 GMT

Dear NASA Members and Friends, REMINDER to submit your Proposal(s) for the NASA 2016 Biennial Conference, hosted by David Dees at Texas Tech University, March 10-13, 2016! The deadline to submit a proposal is TODAY, October 15, 2015. For the full Call for Proposals, to update your membership information, and to apply to present at the 2016 NASA Biennial Conference, click here. See you in March! David Dees, Conference Host Program Committee Susan Fancher, Committee Chair Brad Leali, Jazz Program Chair Otis Murphy Julia Nolan Gene Smith Wildy Zumwalt

Published on 2015-10-15 13:35:08 GMT

Hello Saxophonists - Reminder: The deadline for submitting NASA Biennial Conference CONCERTO proposals is TODAY, SEP 7.

Published on 2015-09-07 16:36:11 GMT

August 26, 2015 Dear NASA Members and Friends, REMINDER to submit your Proposal(s) for the NASA 2016 Biennial Conference, hosted by David Dees at Texas Tech University, March 10-13, 2016! The deadline for Concerto with Symphony Orchestra, Concerto with Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Soloist with Jazz Ensemble HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO September 7, 2015. All other proposals are due October 15, 2015.

Published on 2015-08-26 23:40:42 GMT

Saxophonists: The NASA website is now accepting applications for the Biennial! Please remember that the DEADLINE FOR CONCERTO APPLICATIONS IS SEP 1.

Published on 2015-08-17 14:29:36 GMT

North American Saxophone Alliance 2016 Solo Competition March 8-10, 2016 – Texas Tech University 1st Prize $1,500 in cash and/or merchandise 2nd Prize $1,000 in cash and/or merchandise 3rd Prize $750 in cash and/or merchandise The First Place Prizewinner will be featured on a winner’s recital at the 2016 NASA Biennial Conference. I. Eligibility 1.) Contestants must be no older than 26 as of March 13, 2016. 2.) All contestants must be current members of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) as of March 8, 2016. 3.) First Place Prizewinners from previous NASA Solo Competitions may not enter. II. Application Guidelines 1.) The deadline for submission of applications, recordings and fees is NOVEMBER 15, 2015. All application materials must be submitted online. 2.) Contestants must submit an entry fee of $40. All payments must be made through the online application by November 15, 2015. 3.) Incomplete applications will not be considered. 4.) The contestant’s birth date must be verified at the competition site with the contestant’s driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport. Any contestant who does not show proof of age, or is older than 26 years of age as of March 13, 2016, will be disqualified. 5.) There are three rounds of the NASA Solo Competition: a recorded Preliminary Round, a live Semi-Final Round and a live Final Round. The deadline for the recorded Preliminary Round is November 15, 2015. The live Semi-Final Round and live Final Round will be held in Lubbock, TX on March 8-10, 2016. III. Preliminary Round The preliminary round will consist of a recorded audition. The audio recording must be UNEDITED, and must be submitted with the initial application materials by the deadline, November 15, 2015. Digital versions of piano accompaniments such as smart music or music-minus-one play-a-long formats are not acceptable. Technical guidelines for the audio recording will be posted when the application webpage becomes available. The recording should contain a complete performance, with live piano accompaniment of: 1. Elegie et Rondeau-Karel Husa 2. Up to 10 minutes of additional music of the performer’s choice. If the work(s) is written with piano accompaniment, it must be performed with live piano accompaniment. Digital versions of piano accompaniments such as smart music or music-minus-one play-a-long formats are not acceptable. IV. Semi-Finals Up to 25 saxophonists will be invited to perform in the Semi-Finals. The Semi-Finals will be held on March 8-10, 2016 on the campus of the Texas Tech University, in conjunction with the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference. Repertoire requirements are as follows: 1.) Fuzzy Bird Sonata movement I Run, Bird Takashi Yoshimatsu 2.) Sonata No. 1 in g minor for solo violin movement I Adagio In the key of the performers choice on any saxophone *3.) Up to 10 minutes of additional music of the performer’s choice. V. Finals Up to 6 saxophonists will be advanced to the final round. The final round will take place during the 2016 NASA Biennial Conference. Repertoire requirements are as follows: 1.) Distances Within Me John Anthony Lennon *2.) Up to 20 minutes of additional music of the performer’s choice. Repertoire from the semi-final round may not be duplicated in the final round. VI. General Guidelines 1.) The Winners Recital will feature the First Place Prizewinner in the Classical Solo Competition and will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2016 during the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference. 2.) Choice repertoire in all rounds may be programmed as complete multi-movement works or individual movements from multi-movement works and may be played on any saxophone. Works may be accompanied or unaccompanied, but must be performed with piano if they are composed with piano. 3.) Semi-Finalists and Finalists will have the opportunity to hire a NASA staff pianist. Additional details will be made available when the application web site becomes available. You must be available on site to rehearse on Monday March 7, 2016 if you request a staff pianist. *4.) If you are planning to hire a NASA staff pianist, you must consult their repertoire lists (posted on this web site) when programming your choice repertoire. At least 2 of the 3 pianists need to know the piece you wish to program. If none or only 1 of the pianists knows a piece you wish to program, you must contact the Collaborative Artist Coordinator, Casey Dierlam, via email to get special permission: caseygene3@hotmail.com 5.) Compulsory pieces may only be used in the rounds in which they are required. 6.) In both live rounds, the judges reserve the right to request specific movements and/or excerpts of each performer’s program due to time constraints. 7.) Eligible contestants may also enter the Jazz Competition and the Saxophone Quartet Competition, but they must submit a separate application and separate entry fee for each category entered. 8.) All fees and dues are non-refundable. 9.) All expenses, including lodging and transportation to and from the competition, are the sole responsibility of the contestants. 10.) A minimum of 15 entries is required to hold this competition. Entry fees will be refunded if the competition is cancelled. 11.) Professional musicians will judge both the preliminary audition recordings and the live round performances. Semi-Finalists will be evaluated solely on their Semi-Final live round performance and Finalists will be evaluated solely on their Final live round performance. 12.) Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Competition Committee, Eric Lau via e-mail at: elau@unm.edu

Published on 2015-05-25 14:26:55 GMT

North American Saxophone Alliance 2016 Saxophone Quartet Competition March 8-10, 2016 – Texas Tech University 1st Prize $2,000 in cash and/or merchandise 2nd Prize $1,600 in cash and/or merchandise 3rd Prize $1,200 in cash and/or merchandise The First Place Prizewinner will be featured on a winner’s recital at the 2016 NASA Biennial Conference. I. Eligibility 1.) The average age of the ensemble members must not exceed 27 as of March 13, 2016. 2.) Each member of the ensemble must be a current member of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) as of March 8, 2016. 3.) Quartets that have been First Place Prizewinners at a previous NASA Quartet Competition may not enter. Additionally, individuals who were First Place Prizewinners as a member of a quartet may not enter as a member of a second quartet. II. Application Guidelines 1.) The deadline for submission of applications, recordings and fees for the NASA Saxophone Quartet Competition is DECEMBER 15, 2015. All application materials must be submitted online. 2.) The ensemble must submit an entry fee of $120.00. All payments must be made through the online application by December 15, 2015. 3.) Incomplete applications will not be considered. 4.) The contestants’ birth dates must be verified at the competition site with each contestant’s driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport. Any contestant who does not show proof of age will be disqualified. 5.) There are three rounds of the NASA Quartet Competition: a recorded Preliminary Round, a live Semi-Final Round and a live Final Round. The deadline for the recorded Preliminary Round is DECEMBER 15, 2015. The live Semi-Final Round and live Final Round will be held March 8-10, 2016 at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. III. Preliminary Round The Preliminary Round will consist of a recorded audition. The audio recording must be UNEDITED, and must be submitted with the initial application materials by the deadline, December 15, 2015. Technical guidelines for the audio recording will be posted when the application webpage becomes available. The recording should contain performances of: 1.) Introduction et variations sur une ronde populaire Gabriel Pierné 2.) Up to 10 minutes of additional music of the ensemble’s choice. IV. Semi-Finals Up to 20 saxophone quartets will be invited to perform in the Semi-Finals. The Semi-Finals will be held on March 8-10, 2016 on the campus of Texas Tech University, in conjunction with the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference. Repertoire requirements are as follows: 1.) Quatuor pour saxophones Op. 102 Florent Schmitt III. Assez lent IV. Animé sans excés 2.) Up to 10 minutes of additional music of the ensemble’s choice. V. Finals Up to 6 quartets will be advanced to the final round. The final round will take place during the 2016 NASA Biennial Conference. Repertoire requirements are as follows: 1.) Fantasy Etudes William Albright II. Pypes III. The Fives for Steve IV. Phantom Galop 2.) Up to 20 minutes of additional music of the ensemble’s choice. Repertoire from the semi-final round may not be duplicated in the final round. VI. General Guidelines 1.) No changes in personnel will be allowed once the entry materials have been received by NASA. 2.) The Winners Recital will feature the First Place Prizewinner in the Saxophone Quartet Competition and will be held on Friday, March 10, 2016 during the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference. 3.) Choice repertoire in all rounds may be programmed as complete multi-movement works or individual movements from multi-movement works. 4.) Compulsory pieces may only be used in the rounds in which they are required. 5.) In both live rounds, the judges reserve the right to request specific movements and/or excerpts of each performer’s program due to time constraints. 6.) Eligible contestants may also enter the Solo Competition and Jazz Competition, but they must submit a separate application and separate entry fee for each category entered. 7.) All fees and dues are non-refundable. 8.) All expenses, including lodging and transportation to and from the competition, are the sole responsibility of the contestants. 9.) Quartets may use any combination of saxophones (i.e. AAAA, AATB, SSAB) but must play the required repertoire as SATB. 10.) Professional musicians will judge both the preliminary audition recordings and the live round performances. Semi-Finalists will be evaluated solely on their semi-final live round performance and Finalists will be evaluated solely on their live round performance. 11.) Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Competition Committee, Eric Lau via e-mail at: elau@unm.edu

Published on 2015-05-25 14:26:03 GMT

North American Saxophone Alliance 2016 High School Solo Competition March 8-10, 2016 – Texas Tech University 1st Prize $750 in cash and/or merchandise 2nd Prize $500 in cash and/or merchandise 3rd Prize $250 in cash and/or merchandise The First Place Prizewinner will be featured on a winner’s recital at the 2016 NASA Biennial Conference. I. Eligibility 1.) Contestants must be between 15-18 years of age on March 13, 2016. 2.) All contestants must NOT be enrolled full-time in a college, university or other post-secondary school. 3.) All contestants must be current members of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) as of March 8, 2016. II. Application Guidelines 1.) All application materials must be submitted online. The deadline for submission of applications, recordings and fees is: DECEMBER 15, 2015. 2.) Contestants must submit an entry fee of $30. All payments must be made through the online application by December 15, 2015. 3.) Incomplete applications will not be considered. 4.) The contestant’s birth date must be verified at the competition site with the contestant’s driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport. Any contestant who does not show proof of age, or is younger than 15 or older than 18 years of age as of March 13, 2016, will be disqualified. 5.) There are two rounds of the NASA High School Solo Competition: a recorded Preliminary Round and a live Final Round. The deadline for the recorded Preliminary Round is December 15, 2015. The live Final Round will be held March 12, 2016 – Texas Tech University . III. Preliminary Round The preliminary round will consist of a recorded audition. The audio recording must be UNEDITED, and must be submitted with the initial application materials by the deadline, December 15, 2015. Technical guidelines for the audio recording will be posted when the application webpage becomes available. Digital versions of piano accompaniments such as smart music or music-minus-one play-a-long formats are not acceptable. Technical guidelines for the audio recording will be posted when the application webpage becomes available. The recording should contain a complete performance, with live piano accompaniment of: 1. Sonata Bernhard Heiden III. Adagio-Presto 2. Up to 5 minutes of additional music of the performer’s choice. If the work(s) is written with piano accompaniment, it must be performed with live piano accompaniment. Digital versions of piano accompaniments such as smart music or music-minus-one play-a-long formats are not acceptable. IV. Final Round Up to 12 saxophonists will be invited to perform in the final round. The Finals will be held on March 12, 2016 on the campus of Texas Tech University, in conjunction with the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference. Each finalist will be required to play two pieces as follows: 1. Concerto Alexander Glazounov 2. Up to 10 minutes of music of the performer’s choice. This music may be composed for any saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone) and be either unaccompanied or with piano accompaniment. All finalists must provide one original copy of the score(s). All works with piano must be performed with piano. If the chosen work(s) exceeds 10 minutes, the adjudicators will stop the performer after 10 minutes of performance. Sonata by Bernhard Heiden movement III may NOT be used in this round. IV. General Guidelines 1.) The Winners Recital will feature the First Place Prizewinner in the High School Solo Competition and will be held on Friday, March 12, 2016 during the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference in Lubbock, TX. 2.) Eligible contestants may also enter the High School Jazz Saxophone Performance Competition and the Saxophone Quartet Competition, but they must submit a separate application and separate entry fee for each category entered. 3.) All fees and dues are non-refundable. 4.) All expenses, including lodging and transportation to and from the competition, are the sole responsibility of the contestants. 5.) A minimum of 15 entries is required to hold this competition. Entry fees will be refunded if the competition is cancelled. 6.) A pianist will be available for the invited live round finalists. You must be available on site to rehearse on Wednesday, March 11, 2016 if you request a competition pianist. 7.) Professional musicians will judge both the preliminary audition recordings and the live round performances. Finalists will be evaluated solely on their live round performance. 8.) Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Competition Committee, Eric Lau via e-mail at: elau@unm.edu

Published on 2015-05-25 14:25:29 GMT

Greetings Saxophonists The guidelines and repertoire lists for the 2016 NASA Competitions are out, and they will be posted to the new NASA website soon. In the meantime, we are posting them here on facebook.

Published on 2015-05-25 14:24:45 GMT

Saxos, The new NASA web site should be up soon. In the meantime, here are some deadlines and more general information for the 2016 NASA Biennial at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. - David Dees NASA 2016 Biennial Deadlines: Sept. 1, 2015: Proposals due for Wind Ensemble Concertos, Orchestral Concertos and Jazz Band Solos. Oct. 1, 2015: Concerto soloists notified for Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and Jazz Band Oct. 15, 2015: Conference applications due for all non-concerto proposals Nov 15, 2015: Application deadline for the NASA Solo Competition (repertoire list will be posted soon) Dec 15, 2015: Applications due for the NASA Quartet Competition (repertoire lists will be posted soon.)