I am very pleased to announce that I will be joining the faculty of Georgia College & State University as an assistant professor of music in the Fall! My primary responsibilities will include teaching saxophone, saxophone chamber music, jazz courses, and serving as coordinator of winds and brass.
I am happy to have an article on beginning steps to chamber playing published in the June issue of The Instrumentalist! It is available online, free of charge!
I am extremely happy to announce that I’ve been added to the outstanding roster of Vandoren Performing Artists. Along with my relationship with Conn-Selmer, Inc. and Selmer Paris, it is a great pleasure to perform on the greatest saxophones, reeds, mouthpieces, and ligatures in the world!
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.
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
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!
Be sure to check out my article in the November/December 2017 issue of JazzED, titled "Teaching Jazz in the Big Band."
Check out my latest article, titled "What Students Need to Know About Practicing," out now in the November 2017 issue of 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."
Be on the lookout for my article "Stop the Pops: The Secrets of Saxophone Articulation," now appearing in the October 2017 issue of the National Association for Music Education's Teaching Music magazine!
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.
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.
I am very happy to announce that I have been chosen as a concerto soloist on the closing concert of the NASA Region 4 Conference in March, 2017. I will be performing Henry Cowell's Air and Scherzo with the Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra.
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!
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!