Bowling Green represented at upcoming United States Navy Band Saxophone Symposium

The 40th International Saxophone Symposium will be held on January 12-13, 2018 at the George Mason University Center for the Arts in Fairfax, Virginia. This year's soloists are Claude Delangle, Timothy McAllister, the Navy Band Saxophone Quartet, Dale Underwood and Miguel Zenón.

The International Saxophone Symposium, hosted by the United States Navy Band, is held each year in early January. The two-day event, first hosted by the Navy Band in 1978, features a mix of performances, masterclasses and lectures designed for musicians of all ages.

The Navy Band established the symposium's College Quartet Series as a way to feature college and university performers. Throughout the symposium, student quartets are featured in their own recitals. The saxophone quartets representing Bowling Green are the Aurora Saxophone Quartet, Segetem Saxophone Quartet, and the Epsilon Saxophone Quartet.  BGSU will also be represented by soloists Soren Hamm and Nick Zoulek.  Additionally, BGSU alumni performing at the event are as follows:

Chi-Him Chik (BM 2017)                  MM student at UMKC

Christopher Delouis (MM 2017)      DMA student at Univ. of West Virginia

David Babich  (BM 2007)                Saxophonist with US Navy Band                   

James Fusik (DMA 2013)                 Teacher at Austin Peay University

Jessica Maxfield (2001 BM)             Teacher at USC

Joseph Murphy (1982 BM)               Professor at Mansfield University

James Umble (1984 MM)                 Professor at Youngstown State University

Matt Younglove (2017 DMA)           Instructor at Wayne State University

Julia Kuhlman (2016 BM)                MM student at University of West Virginia

Jacob Kopcienski (2013 BM)           MM student at University of West Virginia

Justin Massey (2015 MM)               DMA student at University of West Virginia