Kevin Norton, Saxophone
He has performed extensively at numerous NASA events since 2007, most recently the 2020 Biennial at Arizona State University and the 2021 Region 5 virtual conference hosted by Hope College. He has also performed at numerous Navy Band International Saxophone Symposiums, including each from 2015–20. Further, in October 2018, he performed David Biedenbender’s Dreams in the Dusk with wind ensemble at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
In addition, Dr. Norton has actively premiered several new works for saxophone. He (as a member of the 3-2-5 Quartet) premiered Amber Autumn by CCM composer Carrie Magin at the 2012 NASA conference and since has premiered works and arrangements by composers including Ian Dicke (his soprano sax arrangement of his own Chapter One, Page One), Brandon Nelson (PRN for soprano saxophone and piano), and Joel Matthys (Permafrost for soprano saxophone and live electronics). In 2017, he was a member of a consortium that commissioned the alto sax concerto Alcoholic Dissertations by composer Matthew Browne, which Dr. Norton gave a regional premiere of in April 2017 at CCM. Most recently, he was a member of a consortium for a new work for alto saxophone and piano from composer Susanna Hancock.
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