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A Moment for Reflection

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  • "I vividly and warmly remember my first appearance at the MidWest in 1954 as a member of the Cass Technical H.S. Band with Dr. Harry Begian . Since that time I have had the pleasure and the rewards of a career of performance and teaching. During my brief session I would like to share with those in attendance "significant changes in saxophone performance" that we should make all aspiring players aware of. I am honored to be asked to return to the conference that has meant so very much to me throughout my career." -Donald Sinta
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  • 12/15/2016 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Meeting Room W185
  • Donald Sinta, associate professor emeritus of saxophone at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, was formerly on the faculties of the Hartt School of Music and Ithaca College. He is active as soloist and clinician throughout the United States and Canada. His recording American Music for the Saxophone is known throughout the world. Sinta has premiered more than 40 works by American composers, and in 1969 he was the first elected chair of the World Saxophone Congress. He is director of the All-State Program at Interlochen and the Michigan Youth Ensembles Program. Professor Sinta held an Arthur Thurnau Professorship at U-M, an award for outstanding instruction at the undergraduate level. He may be heard on William Walton's Fa├žade with the Lincoln Center Chamber Players and George Crumb's Quest with Speculum Musicale of New York City.