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Mauk to perform at ASU

ALBANY -- Classical saxophonist Steven Mauk, who has had 25 musical works dedicated to him, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in the ACAD Auditorum at Albany State University.

The performance is park of the university's Lyceum Performance Series. There is no admission charge.

Mauk, whose skill is recognized worldwide, will be accompanied by ASU faculty member Mimi Noda on the piano.

Since 1975, Mauk has served as professor of saxophone in the School of Music at Ithaca College. He has performed around the world, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Japan, Canada, Russia, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia and Slovenia. Mauk's U.S. performances have included stints in New York City, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Atlanta, Boston, Washington, Cleveland and Chicago.

Considered one of the foremost authorities on the soprano saxophone, Mauk is often invited to present lectures and recitals and to write articles regarding the instrument. Mauk has recorded 17 albums, written more than 100 articles and authored four books. He is the soprano saxophonist and a founding member of the Empire Saxophone Quartet, Troica and Remeleixo.

Twenty-five works have been dedicated to him by composers such as Dana Wilson, David Kechley, Meyer Kupferman, Lawrence Weiner, Marc Satterwhite, Gregory Woodward, Peter Rothbart and David Deason.

An active member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, Mauk has served as the organization's president and director of scholarly publications. He is the recipient of the Dana Teaching Fellowship and a Dana Research Fellowship at Ithaca College, as well as an Ithaca College President's Recognition Awards

Mauk was the 1995-98 recipient of the National Artist Award from Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and received Ithaca College's Excellence in Teaching Award for 2001-2002.

For more information, contact the ASU Department of Fine Arts at (229) 430-4849.