UI Grad Sax Quartet Advances to Finals in Fischoff
The Versa Quartet is one of 12 ensembles in the Senior Winds division selected to move on in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association. This year there were 130 ensembles that applied, representing 16 nationalities. Due to the Covid-19 virus, the semifinalists will not be traveling to compete in South Bend in May. The competition will be judged remotely by world-class jurors.
UPDATE: UI Grad Sax Quartet Wins NASA Competition
The Versa Quartet (UI Graduate Saxophone Quartet) has won First Prize in the quartet competition at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Quartet Competition in Tempe, AZ, held March 4-9, 2020.
In addition to the quartet success, quartet member Scott Augustine advanced to the semifinal round of the solo competition. Scott will perform with pianist, and UI alumna, Casey Dierlam Tse.
LTI Makes a Splash in NYC
Students and faculty recently showcased their talents at the eighth annual Prototype Festival in New York. Billed as the premier festival of music-theatre and opera-theatre, PROTOTYPE: Opera | Theatre | Now presented six new works representing 23 composers and libretists.