Scott Turpen, Saxophone
Sunday, September 20, 2015 4:00PM
Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church
4600 S Poplar
Dr. Scott Turpen opens CCMS’ 2015-16 season, with a recital of works by Creston, Noda, Maslanka, and Yoshimatsu. He will be accompanied by Chi-Chen Wu.
Dr. Turpen is Professor of Music at the University of Wyoming where he serves as Director of Jazz Studies and saxophone professor. At the University of Georgia, where he was a student of Kenneth Fischer, he completed the Master of Music degree in Woodwind Performance and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance. During his tenure in Wyoming Scott Turpen has received many prestigious awards including the Jack P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award, the College of Arts & Sciences Top 10 Teacher Award, the Extraordinary Merit Award for Research, the Top Prof Award, the Student Council Thumbs Up Award, and the Excellence in Advising Award from the University of Wyoming. In addition, he was awarded a Performing Arts Fellowship from the Wyoming Arts Council. He was selected by his peers to serve as the Chair of the prestigious Committee for the 2010 North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Biennial Conference. In addition, he served on the Executive Board for the Georgia Association of Jazz Educators, as the Treasurer for NASA, and as the editor of the bi-monthly NASA newsletter entitled the Update.