NDSU School of Music Students Place First
April 23, 2013
North Dakota State University School of Music student Carolyn Braus placed first in the North American Saxophone Alliance Regional Competition, held April 19-21 at Minot State University, Minot, ND.
Students from colleges in North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska competed during the conference, which is held every two years and features professional performances and research presentations in addition to the student competitions.
Braus is a senior saxophone performance major from Bismarck, ND. She performs with the NDSU Saxophone Quartet, Jazz Ensemble, and Wind Symphony. Braus plans to pursue a master of music degree at Arizona State University.
Andrew Long is a member of the Tri-College Jazz Combo that placed first at the Eau Claire University Jazz Festival, recently held in Eau Claire, WI. Students from NDSU, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, and Concordia College participate in ensembles coached by professors from NDSU and MSUM. They rehearse weekly during the semester and perform throughout the community.
Long is a junior saxophone performance major from Fargo, ND. In addition to the Tri-College Jazz Combo, he is a member of the NDSU Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony.
Both Braus and Long are students of Dr. Matthew Patnode.