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Quartet 321


Quartet 321 is a performing group based in Portland, OR. The ensemble has presented outreach concerts as well as showcase performances at Portland State University.

Sean Fredenburg serves as the Instructor of Saxophone at Portland State University where he teaches applied saxophone and chamber music. He is dedicated to promoting new music for the saxophone, commissioning and premiering new works from many bright young composers. AS the soprano saxophonist of Quartet 321, he is dedicated to performance and outreach in the Portland community. Sean is a founding member of the Post-Haste Reed Duo (saxophone + bassoon) with Javier Rodriguez. Post-Haste has toured several U.S. colleges and universities, performing and presenting master classes in woodwind performance and chamber music. He has also appeared under the baton of Danail Rachev with the Eugene Symphony, Marin Alsop with the Oregon Bach Festival, and Carlos Kalmar with the Oregon Symphony. He has been fortunate to study at Louisinia State University with Griffin Campbell (BM), University of North Carolina at Greensboro with Steve Stusek (MM), and with Idit Shner at the University of Oregon (DMA).

Amanda Chan is a senior at Portland State University. Some of the ensembles she participated in prior to college is the Southridge High School Marching Band, Winter Percussion, Jazz Band, Basketball Band, Pit Orchestra, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. While in high school she also played with the Oregon Ambassadors of Music, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble and OMEA All-State Band. Since coming to Portland State she has participated regularly in Quartet 321, the Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Pep Band, Taiko Ensemble, Gamelan Ensemble,

Saxophone Chamber Ensembles and student-led Mixed Ensembles. She plans on double majoring in Music Performance and Physics as well as double minoring in Mathematics and Space Planetary Science. After completing her undergraduate degrees, she plans on pursuing graduate studies in music performance.

Shane Valle is the tenor saxophonist for the Portland Wind Symphony and the Portland-based Quartet 321. His mother’s affinity for Kenny G put a saxophone in Shane’s hands at age 9, though Shane has taken his musical inspiration from elsewhere, namely modern and late- romantic classical music. Shane’s most formative musical experiences were at the University of Washington where a supportive Director of Concert Bands provided many opportunities for Shane to experience playing as a soloist, chamber musician, and large ensemble member at a very high level. Shane’s day job is as a Transportation Planner for the City of Portland, working to make it safer and easier to get around town.

David Decker studied music at Western Washington University where he learned saxophone performance under the instruction of Fred Winkler, earning his Bachelor’s degree in 2013 and Master’s degree in 2015. While at Western he won the university’s concerto competition, played with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, and was the bari sax player of the Equus Saxophone Quartet. With Equus, David went to the finals of the Music Teachers National Association competition two years in a row and won the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Francis Walton competition. After leaving Western he went to Renton Technical College in their band instrument repair program. Now he repairs woodwinds at Beacock Music and plays with Quartet 321.

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