North America Saxophone Alliance Region 9 Conference

The North American Saxophone Alliance is pleased to announce its 2019 Region 9 Conference. The proposed four-day conference will be held on the campus of the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, February 14 - 17, 2019. 

The four-day event features selected saxophone concerti with wind orchestra and percussion ensemble and selected member performances in public concerts on the evenings of Friday, 15 February and Saturday, 16 February, 2019.

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

4:00  – 10:00 pm: Early Registration (Recital Hall)
[SPECIAL: 4:30 - 6:30 PM: CONCERTO PERFORMERS REHEARSAL]
Rehearsal time for Friday morning performance (Recital Hall) 

Friday, February 15, 2019

DAY: NASA Member Presentations (Recital Hall); Exhibition (Recital Hall Lobby)
12:00 – 12:50 pm: Lecture, in collaboration with U of L Art NOW lecture series
5:00 – 6:30 pm: Dress rehearsal for saxophone concerti (University Theatre)
7:30 – 9:30 pm: Saxophone Concerti with wind orchestra, and percussion ensemble (University Theatre) 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

DAY: NASA Member Presentations (Recital Hall); Exhibition (Recital Hall Lobby)
5:30 – 7:30 pm: NASA Member Gala Concert, in collaboration with U of L Faculty Artists and Friends series (Recital Hall)
9:00 pm – Midnight: Jazz jam session as part of the U of L Big Band Cabaret, collaboration with the Lethbridge Jazz Big Band 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

DAY: NASA Member Presentations, Meeting and Conclusion (Recital Hall)

 

General registration and proposals, Friday - Sunday, 15 - 17 February, 2019

The program committee welcomes proposals for performances, papers, panel discussions, lectures, lecture-recitals, clinics, master classes, and other presentations that relate to saxophone performance, pedagogy, research, or other areas of concern to saxophonists.  The committee will make every effort to assemble a balanced program of performances.

All GENERAL proposals must be RECEIVED by Monday, 26 November 2018.

Successful applicants will be NOTIFIED by Monday, 17 December 2018.

 

Saxophone Concerto with Wind Orchestra/Percussion Ensemble proposals, Friday 15 February, 2019

The program committee welcomes proposals for concerti with symphonic band/percussion ensemble.  Accepted proposals must supply score and all parts to the program committee.

All CONCERTO proposals must be RECEIVED by Friday, 16 November 2018.

Successful Concerto applicants will NOTIFIED by Friday, 23 November 2018.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

ALL CONCERTO APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR REHEARSAL

THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY 4:30 - 6:30 PM W470, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE

 

Call For participation

General Information

The program committee welcomes proposals for performances, papers, panel discussions, lectures, lecture-recitals, clinics, master classes, and other presentations that relate to saxophone performance, pedagogy, research, or other areas of concern to saxophonists. The committee will give special consideration to student proposals. The committee will make every effort to assemble a balanced program of performances
The program committee will accept proposals only from student and professional members of the North American Saxophone Alliance. Please proceed in the following fashion:
1. Join NASA or renew your membership at https://www.saxophonealliance.org/join.asp
2. Register for the conference at ulethbridge.ca/tickets

Deadlines:

CONCERTO: All CONCERTO proposals must be RECEIVED by Friday, 16 November 2018.
Successful Concerto applicants will NOTIFIED by Friday, 23 November 2018.

GENERAL: All GENERAL proposals must be RECEIVED by Monday, 26 November 2018.
Successful applicants will be NOTIFIED by Monday, 17 December 2018.

[PLEASE NOTE: ALL CONCERTO APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR REHEARSAL OF THEIR CONCERTO
THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY 4:30 - 6:30 PM W470 UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE]

Proposal Requirements
1. A complete application form.

Click HERE for the FORM

2. Biographical information for the PRESENTER(S). Proposals for lectures, panel discussions, master classes, or other non-performance events should include biographical information for all participants. Be sure to include information for all ensemble members, accompanists, etc. Experienced chamber groups may also submit an ensemble biography (approximately 100-word biographies).
3. Biographical information for the COMPOSER(S). (approximately 100 words)
4. A short justification for presentation at this conference. This should provide reasons why
your event should be included on the program.
5. For lectures and panel discussions, include an abstract of no more than 250 words that outlines your presentation. The abstract should accurately reflect the entire content of the presentation (thesis, methods, conclusions).

—All performance proposals must be limited to 20 minutes including set-up and tear-down—

Submission instructions:

1. Complete the application as a Microsoft Word document. Complete a separate application for each different proposal.
2. Under File, choose Save As and type in: “Region 9 2019 Proposal yourlastname”
3. By the deadlines noted above, email your completed proposal applications with the Subject line, “Region 9 2019 Proposal yourlastname” to:

cheemeng.low@uleth.ca

Please make every effort to submit electronically

If unable to submit electronically, please mail completed proposals to:

Attn: Chee Meng Low
Region 9 2019 (Proposal)
W750, University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta , T1K 3M4

Questions: about performance space, resources, performers, or any other considerations may be directed to Dr. Chee Meng Low, at cheemeng.low@uleth.ca

Website: a conference website will be available by Monday, 26 November, 2018. The URL will be included in your registration/proposal confirmation email.

Room or Area: 
University Centre for the Arts

FREE for members of NASA

Register: https://www.saxophonealliance.org/join.asp


Contact:

finearts | cheemeng.low@uleth.ca

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