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



PDF of Conference Program with Schedule

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 StageNutt Auditorium
9:00Blake AdamsCollin Aupied
9:20Will HamiltonSamuel Baye
9:40Tyler HewettRobert Fahey
10:00Austin BrooksStephen Michaels
10:20Nikolai KlotkhovMarkiano Robichaux
10:40BreakNatalia Werthen
11:00Joel Ferst
11:20Prescott BrownMississippans Jazz Ensemble Setup
11:40Lunch Break
12:00Mississippians Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal
1:00Joshua HebertTiger Saxophone Quartet
1:20Hezekiah RodgersVibe Saxophone Quartet
1:40Jonathan SteltzerVinea Quartet
2:00Patrick ManserEon Quartet
2:20Jonthan DufresneILWOTH Quartet
2:40Nicholas 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 Duo
9:00Status of Women Presents
10:00Quartetto ObrigadoEmily Virschoor-Kirss LectureBart Walters
10:20Assembly QuartetTim Harris
11:00Nikita Zimin Master Class
Mississippians Rehearsal (12-2:00)
1:00Katherine Weintraub Master Class
1:30Chad Lefkowitz-Brown Performance and Master Class
3:00Katherine Weintraub (Hard)
3:20Joe Girard TrioElizabeth King-Bennett
3:40Stephen Fischer TrioScotty Phillips
4:00Nikita Zimin Recital
5:30University Symphony Orchestra: Rehearsal
7:30Evening Concert: University Symphony Orchestra and Mississippians Jazz Ensemble

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 EnsembleBret Pimentel Lecture
9:20Florida State University Saxophone Orchestra
9:40Columbus State University OctetChristopher Walker
10:00Joseph LyonsDavid Detweiler Lecture
10:20Matt YoungloveDave Camwell Lecture (10:30)
10:40Nicholas Childs
11:00Jan Baker Master Class
1:00Geoffrey Deibel Master Class
1:30Katherine Weintraub (electronics)
2:00University 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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The University of Mississippi Music


Ole Miss Student Union

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