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Faculty Recital: Nicki Roman, Saxophone
November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nicki Roman and Casey Dierlam Tse present an evening of music for saxophone and piano. Works by Marcos Balter, Lucie Robert, William Bolcom, Edvard Grieg, and more.
Nicki Roman is the most recent first prize winner of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Solo Competition, the most prestigious saxophone competition in the United States. She has been a prize winner at the Music Teacher’s National Association Young Artist Solo Competition, William C. Byrd International Competition, and is the first saxophonist to be the recipient of the International Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship. She is a member of the Fuego Quartet, who just released their debut album Migration under Parma Recordings. They have been successful in numerous competitions, including winning the 2017 Fischoff Gold Medal and prizes in the 2017 Plowman Chamber Music Competition and the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition. A strong advocate for female musicians, she is a member of the newly formed Limitless Collective, an artistic collective of female musicians of the highest caliber aimed at revolutionizing the dynamic between audience and creator. They have held residencies at Ithaca College, Ball State University and have presented at conferences such as the International Double Reed Society, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, and more. Dr. Roman is the Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts. At UWM, she teaches applied saxophone, coaches chamber music, and is the director of the UWM Saxophone Ensemble. During her summers, she serves on faculty at the Great Plains Saxophone Workshop and Institute. She recently earned her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the Eastman School of Music where she was the first female Assistant Director of the Eastman Saxophone Project. Nicki is a Conn-Selmer and Vandoren Performing Artist.
Casey Dierlam Tse, an enthusiastic performer of contemporary music, is devoted to promoting the music of innovative composers through solo and collaborative endeavors. As a collaborative pianist, she performed with guest artist Claude Delangle (Paris Conservatoire) at the University of Illinois and gave premieres of three works for bass and piano at the International Society for Bassists Convention (2013). She served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, and most recently, held a faculty appointment at Knox College.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC