Patnode to Perform; Sax Quartet Invited to Audition

Dr. Matthew PatnodeMarch 9, 2012

The NDSU Saxophone Quartet, under the direction of Dr. Matthew Patnode, has been invited to audition as finalists at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, which will be held at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA on April 28, 2012. Quartet members are Carolyn Braus, Kohei Kameda, Andrew Budke, and Paul Nason.

Founded in 1904 by Alice Coleman, the Coleman Chamber Music Association is one of the oldest organizations in the United States dedicated to the presentation, understanding, and enjoyment of chamber music. 
Coleman's activities include an annual series of six chamber music concerts in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium and a nationally recognized annual competition for young chamber music performers. Many Coleman Competition winners have gone on to become widely acclaimed artists. Held annually, the competition offers an opportunity for participants to vie for three cash prizes totaling $15,000.00.

Dr Patnode has been invited to perform at the North American Saxophone Alliance national conference, March 15-18, at Arizona State University in Tempe. He will perform in a saxophone, percussion, and piano trio with Lisa Rogers (Professor of Percussion at Texas Tech University in Lubbock), and Christina Eide (Instructor of Piano at Glendale Community College in Glendale, AZ). They will be performing three movements from Barbara Thompson's Rhythm of the Gods: "Vision of Love", "Love Stood at my Door", and "Wisdom." Thompson is a British saxophonist and composer whose work is inspired by Greek mythology.

In February 2012, Dr. Patnode also performed with Lisa Rogers in a guest artist recital at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. They performed works by Barbara Thompson and other works written for them. The two have collaborated since the 1990s, participating in events, conferences, and presentations including the North American Saxophone Alliance and the World Saxophone Conference. As guest artist, he also conducted a master class with Texas Tech saxophone students.

Carolyn Braus, a student of Dr. Patnode, took 2nd place in the 2012 Greater Grand Forks Orchestra Youth Concerto competition. The event took place on February 10, 2012. She performed the Dubois Concerto for saxophone for the competition. Ms. Braus, a performance major from Bismark, was the sole woodwind competitor. She was awarded with a cash prize for her performance in the competition.

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