Fall 2014 Guest Artist Series

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NAU School of Music Guest Artist Series

Fall 2014 Guest Artist Series

All concerts are in Ashurst Hall (free parking in P13 after 4:30 p.m. and weekends) and free of cost.

Rhonda Taylor, saxophone: October 18
8:30 p.m. on October 18

Rhonda Taylor has been on faculty at New Mexico State University since 2003, where she is the College Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Music Theory. She completed her D.M.A. at the University of Arizona, where she studied with Kelland Thomas. She earned her M.M. as a graduate assistant of John Sampen at Bowling Green State University. Her additional studies include performances in master classes held by Fred Hemke and Eugene Rousseau, as well as attending Domaine Forget Music Academie to study with Jean-Marie Londeix and Jean-François Guay. In 2002, she was awarded a scholarship to the International Clarinet and Saxophone Connection held at New England Conservatory, where she studied with Arno Bornkamp, Jean-Michel Goury, and Kenneth Radnofsky.


Brian Wilson, euphonium: October 28

7:30 p.m., October 28, 2014

Adams Euphonium artist Brian C. Wilson is an active and highly sought-after clinician and euphonium soloist.  Among the most elite euphonium players on the West Coast, Mr. Wilson currently performs as Solo Euphonium in the southwestern-based Salt River Brass, conducted by Patrick Sheridan. Featured as a soloist by Miraphone and Yamaha, Mr. Wilson has also served as principal euphonium in the Arizona Wind Symphony, toured as a soloist throughout Europe with the Arizona Ambassadors of Music, and has performed and recorded with Summit Brass.


Kevin Stees, tuba: October 30

7:30 p.m. on October 30

Now in his 28th year as Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at James Madison University, Kevin Stees leads an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, conductor and music educator. He has studied with tuba artists Daniel Perantoni (Indiana University), Charles Daellenbach (Canadian Brass) and Jack Tilbury (U.S. Army Brass Quintet, ret.) and holds music degrees from University of Illinois and Arizona State University. He has been a finalist in several solo competitions and was a prize winner  in the Second International Brass Congress Tuba Solo Competition. 


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