Sunday February 25, 2024

Zagreb World Sax Congress


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Andy Wen and John Krebs


Dr. Andy Wen is an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. He is a founding member of the Arkansas Saxophone Quartet and plays Principle Saxophone in the Little Rock Wind Symphony. He has performed in twenty-five states and eleven countries, with bands and orchestras, solo, and chamber ensembles. He has premiered five concertos that were written for him and has recorded two CDs. He presented the first saxophone recital in the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. He has performed at conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance; World Saxophone Congress, Association de Saxophone de France; Southeast Composers League; Hawaii International Conference of Arts and Humanities; American School Band Directors Association; Etats Generaux Mondiaux du Saxophone; Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium; and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) where he was the 1990 MTNA National Collegiate Artist Competition winner. His performances have been broadcast in Arkansas, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. Wen has premiered over forty compositions including those by Baker, Bell, Boury, Brandon, Chaudoir, Flory, Fox, Fuste-Lambezat, Griebling, Harbison, Kechley, Lauba, Logrande, McKinney, Reed, and Reilly. He was a two-term Treasurer of NASA and received degrees studying with Londeix, Rousseau, Fischer, and Reilly. A native of Iowa, John Krebs holds degrees in piano performance from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Maryland. After teaching at Central Missouri State University, Prince George’s Community College, and Luther College, he has been at Hendrix College since 1992. At Hendrix, his teaching duties have included music theory, music history and literature, an opera survey course, jazz history, and studio piano. He has also served as chair of both the Hendrix music department and humanities area. An avid collaborative pianist, Krebs has performed in Canada, Iceland, Germany, Slovenia, Scotland, and Thailand. He has been an active member of Music Teachers National Association at the local, state, and national levels, and in 2011 he was named an MTNA Foundation Fellow.

Andy Wen, saxophoneJohn Krebs, piano
Andy Wen and John Krebs



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