NDSU Saxophone Quartet Places First
October 29, 2012
The NDSU Saxophone Quartet, under the direction of Dr. Matthew Patnode, placed first in the North Dakota State Division of the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) Collegiate Chamber Music Competition, October 27 in Valley City, ND. The quartet will now compete in January at the Midwest Central competition in Lawrence, Kansas.
The NDSU Saxophone Quartet performed a thirty-minute program featuring works by Lacour, Bresnick, and Rivier. The group consists of Carolyn Braus (senior, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bismarck, ND), Antoine Poitras (senior, Bachelor of Music Education, Fargo, ND), Andrew Long (junior, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Fargo, ND), and paul Nason (senior, Bachelor of Music Education, Mandan, ND).
Braus also won the MTNA Young Artist competition on October 27. Her forty-minute program featured works by Platti, Jolivet, Swerts, and Gotkovsky. She was accompanied on piano by Sue Nagel.
The Music Teacher’s National Association has 22,000 members in 50 states-and more than 500 local affiliates-and is the preeminent source for music teacher support.