Peer into the Practice Room

Featuring Wayne Tice, saxophone

Thursday, October 29 @ 8 pm



Every day musicians find their space in the confines of a six-sided box, a door, and no distracting windows. This space is where practice, experimentation, frustration and discovery all come alive. It is also where precision and study occur: hours, days, weeks, months and years, attempting to make an inanimate tool sing. Then, hopefully, freedom is discovered. No matter how small, large or confining, these walls appear. Performing with electronic music adds a similar confining element. The pitch, time, rhythm, sound, color, emotion, improvisation (six sides): the accompanist never changes. But the "practicer" realizes a singing freedom to be shared. 

Peer into the Practice Room is a concert in the study of freedom within six sides. Join Wayne Tice's "practice room" and hear music for saxophone, boom box, oscillator, iPad, piano, and other media, composed by Chambers, Jacob TV, Spangler, Rachmaninov and Musczynski.  

Wayne Tice has enjoyed 20 years as the principal saxophonist with the West Point Band, the oldest Army band in the United States. A proponent of cultural diversity and education, he was the first saxophone soloist to perform with the People’s Liberation Army Band, the only state-level band in the Chinese Republic. Tice has commissioned and premiered multiple award-winning saxophone concertos, and is a former teacher of JMU faculty saxophonist David Pope.


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