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Hartt Saxophone Students and Alumni Make Strong Showings in Competitions
Current and former Hartt saxophone students from the studio of Carrie Koffman have been successful in many national competitions this winter and will continue to compete in the spring. Among the winners and finalists:
Anthony Speranza '10, '12 was a semi-finalist in the MTNA Solo Competition (Eastern Region) in January 2012 at West Chester University in Pennsylvania.
Joseph Abad '13 was a semi-finalist in the Astral Artists Competition, also in January, at Temple University.
Competing in the semi-finals of the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition in March will be Joe D’Aleo ’10, competing as a member of a selected saxophone quartet currently at the University of Michigan; Nick Statzer ’10, competing as a member of a selected saxophone quartet, currently at the North Carolina School for the Arts; and the Ineo Saxophone Quartet (Joseph Abad '13; Andrew Barnhart '13; Max Schwimmer '13; and Andrew Studenski '13.)
Joe D’Aleo '10, and Andrew Studenski '13 will compete in the semi-finals of the North American Saxophone Alliance Solo Competition in March.
The members of the Ineo Saxophone Quartet also are finalists in the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition, which will be held in New York City in March.
The Ineo Saxophone Quartet and the Eleventh Hour Quartet, which includes Amy Eisenstadt '14, Lisa Conant '13, Colette Hall '14, and Jeff Hullfish '13, performed at selected performances at the United States Navy Band Saxophone Symposium at George Mason University in January.
Jeff Hullfish '13 won Hartt’s Paranov competition with orchestra and Andrew Studenski '13 won the Paranov competition with wind ensemble.