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Andrew J. Allen to Perform at 18th World Saxophone Congress!

I will be performing a recital of works for solo soprano saxophone at the 18th World Saxophone Congress, to be held in Zagreb, Croatia in July, 2018. Works will include a European premiere of Francois Rosse's Olassimo, and world premiere performances of Into Thin Air by Robert Lemay and Fang Man's Spring Bliss.

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Rogue Two Album Now Available!

Rogue Two's debut album, Step Inside: New American Music for Saxophone and Percussion is now available for digital download! Physical cds will be ready by February 1st! To get your own digital copy, visit the website of Equilibrium Recordings at:   https://www.equilibri.com/album/EQ146/  or, find the album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/step-inside-new-american-music-for-saxophone-percussion/1326168915

 

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Rogue Two Featured on Lexical Tones Podcast!

Rogue Two's recording of Jay Batzner's Reflections on the Nature of Impermanence was recently featured in an interview with the composer on the Lexical Tones podcast.  Check it out at the link below!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/57-jay-batzner/id1119872833?i=1000395320635&mt=2

 

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New Article in The Instrumentalist

Check out my latest article for The Instrumentalist, appearing in the October 2017 issue: "Tricky Trills for Saxophone." I give some advice for executing what appear to be difficult or impossible trills and tremolos across the "break."

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Time Set for Performances at TxMEA

Recently, performance times for both the Midwestern State University percussion and saxophone ensembles' recital and SAGA Quartet's recital at the 2018 Texas Music Education Association Conference were announced!

The MSU Saxophone and Percussion Ensembles will be in the West Registration performance area of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Thursday, February 15th at 11:00am.

The SAGA Quartet performance will occur on Friday, February 16th at 12:30pm in the Main Lobby of the convention center.

 

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MSU Saxophone Ensemble and SAGA Quartet to Perform at TMEA!

The Midwestern State University Saxophone Ensemble has been accepted to perform a showcase concert at the 2018 Texas Music Education Association Conference in February in San Antonio, in collaboration with the MSU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Gordon Hicken.  In addition, the SAGA Quartet will be performing a recital, as well.

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New Article in Saxophone Today AND New Events Announced

The November/December issue of Saxophone Today is on (virtual) stands now, and includes my review of the 2016 European University of Saxophone.  Check it out!

Also, for those of you attending the 39th United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, I will be presenting a recital of works by Marcos Balter and Alex Mincek, as well as a lecture on the history of saxophones in F and C.  I hope to see you there!

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Time Set for Rogue Two Performance at TXMEA

Rogue Two's performance time has been set for our showcase recital at the 2017 TxMEA Conference!  We'll be playing at 9:30am on Thursday, February 9th in the Main Lobby of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.  We're looking forward to an exciting program!

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Time Set for 2017 TXMEA Clinic

I'll be presenting my clinic "Stop the Honks!  Beautiful Saxophone Sounds From Day One" at 8am on Saturday, February 11th in CC 225 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio Texas at the TMEA Conference!  I look forward to seeing you there!

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