Department of Music

The University of Mississippi

2019 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 6 Conference

The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

March 22-24, 2019


Adam Estes, Conference Host

“The North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) is a Non-profit organization comprised of performers, teachers, students, scholars, and enthusiasts of the saxophone.

The mission of the Alliance is to provide resources for saxophonists at all levels of skill, of all ages and backgrounds, and of varied musical styles by disseminating information about saxophone performance and pedagogy, by providing opportunities for music making, by fostering and facilitating the creation of new repertoire, by providing a communication network, and by promoting the musical activities of its members.” – NASA Mission



Maps and Venues

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 22, 2019

Day: High School and Undergraduate Classical Solo Competitions, Quartet Competition

Evening: Opening Concert Featuring The University of Mississippi Wind Ensemble and Oxford High School Wind Ensemble with soloists.  Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts.  7:30pm.  Reception to follow in the lobby.

2019 NASA Competition Schedule for Friday, March 22

TimeStudio TheatreFord Center Main Stage
9:40Austin BrooksCollin Aupied
10:00Will HamiltonSamuel Baye
10:20Tyler HewettRobert Fahey
10:40Blake AdamsStephen Michaels
11:00Nikolai KlotkhovMarkiano Robichaux
11:20Joshua HebertJimmy Wang
11:40Prescot BrownNatalia Werthen
1:00Joel FerstTiger Saxophone Quartet
1:30Hezekiah RodgersVibe Saxophone Quartet
2:00Jonathan SteltzerVinea Quartet
2:20Patrick ManserEon Quartet
2:40Jonthan DufresneILWOTH
3:00Nicholas WinklesVentus et Auri

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Day: Master Classes, Lectures/Presentations, Panel Discussions, and Performances

Evening: Concert Featuring the LOU Orchestra and Mississippian’s Jazz Ensemble with soloists.  Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts.  7:30pm.

2019 NASA Schedule for Saturday, March 23

TimeNutt AuditoriumClassroom 153Studio TheatreFord Center
8:00Michael WilsonErik Elmgren LectureAugmented Triad
8:20Stan Flanders DuoNikolai Klotchov Lecture (8:30)Matt Hess Duo
8:40Three Reeds DuoMia Glazley
9:00Status of Women Presents
10:00Quartetto ObrigadoEmily Virschoor-Kirss LectureBart Walters
10:20Assembly QuartetTim Harris
10:40Lori Ardovino
11:00Nikita Zimin Master Class
Mississippians Rehearsal (12-2:00)
1:00Katherine Weintraub Master Class
2:00Chad Lefkowitz-Brown Master Class
3:00Katherine Weintraub (Hard)
3:20Joe Girard TrioElizabeth King-Bennett
3:40Stephen Fischer TrioScotty Phillips
4:00Nikita Zimin Recital
5:30LOU Symphony Orchestra: Rehearsal
7:30LOU Symphony Orchestra: Evening Concert

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Day: Competitions Winners Concert, Master Classes, Lectures/Presentations, Panel Discussions, and Performances

Afternoon: Conference will conclude in the afternoon – TBD

2019 NASA Schedule for Sunday, March 24

TimeNutt AuditoriumChoir RoomClassroom 153
8:20Eon Quartet
8:40Electrum Quartet
9:00Louisiana Sax EnsembleJonathan SteltzerBret Pimentel Lecture
9:20Florida State University Sax OrchestraSarah Dunbar
9:40Columbus State University OctetChristopher Walker
10:00Civitasolis QuintetJoseph LyonsDavid Detweiler Lecture
10:20Joseph ProudMatt YoungloveDave Camwell Lecture (10:30)
10:40Gerard Spicer
11:00Jan Baker Master Class
1:00Geoffrey Deibel Master Class
1:30Katherine Weintraub (electronics)
2:00Chad Lefkowitz-Brown PerformanceNicholas Childs
3:00University of Southern Mississippi Saxophone Orchestra

Featured Artists

In addition to members of Region 6, we are excited to feature the following guest artists at this year’s conference.












Concerto Proposals: Due – October 15, 2018

Conference Proposals: Due – November 15, 2018

Competitions Applications: Due – December 15, 2018

You must a member of NASA to participate in this conference.  Click here to join.

North American Saxophone Alliance Official Website


Premium Sponsors

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We would like to thank our Premium Sponsors for this event.

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Project Grant
  • University of Mississippi Lecture Series
  • University of Mississippi Department of Music
  • University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts, Dean Lee Cohen