Hayden Harper - Saxophonist Hayden Harper graduated from the University of Puget Sound in2017 with degrees in music and mathematics. A native of Washington, he has performed with jazzorchestras, wind ensembles, saxophone quartets, and as a soloist. He is currently working towardsa master's in music theory at the University of Oregon. Having studied with Tracy Knoop and FredWinkler, he is currently a student of Idit Shner.
Nathan Boal - Nathan Boal grew up in Corvallis, Oregon and received his Bachelor of Arts degree
in music from Valparaiso University in Indiana with emphases on saxophone performance,
conducting and music theory. He continued his studies at the University of Oregon and recently
performed his Master’s saxophone recital. Nathan has performed as a concerto contest winner with
the Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra, performing Alexander Glazunov’s Concerto in Eb
major; with the Oregon State University Wind Ensemble as featured soloist, performing Claude T.
Smith's Fantasia for Alto Saxophone; and with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra, performing
Henri Tomasi's Concerto pour saxophone alto et orchestre. Nathan lives in Eugene, Oregon with
his wife and daughter, and their cat companions, where he also teaches privately.
Maddi Krafve - Maddi Krafve is a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Saxophone Performance at
the University of Oregon. In addition to her focus on performing solo and chamber works for
saxophone, she also enjoys analyzing film scores and has travelled as far as Tromsø, Norway in
order to present her findings.
Richard Krishnan - In fifth grade Richard began playing alto saxophone and in high school picked
up soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bassoon and contrabassoon, as
well as clarinet. Attending San Jose State University gave him the opportunity to get hours of large
and small ensemble experience on all of these in addition to several others: oboe and English
horn; alto, bass, contra-alto, and contrabass clarinets; sopranino and bass saxophone. He is
currently a graduate student in woodwind performance at the University of Oregon.