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Recitals, Lectures and Master Classes  |  Conferences and Meetings
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Recitals, Lectures and Master Classes

2015 Concert and Master Class tour of South America
• Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil
• Casa Thomas Jefferson, Brasilia, Brazil
• Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Brazil
• Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Bogota, Colombia
• Fresno Community Center, Fresno, Colombia
• Universidad de Tolima, Tolima, Colombia
• Ibague Municipal Library, Ibague, Colombia

2015 University of Florida Faculty Recital

2014 Guest Recital and Master Class, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2014 Guest Recital and Master Classes, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico

2014 Guest Recital and Master Classes, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

2014 University of Florida Faculty Chamber Music Series Concert

2014 Concert and Master Class tour of Australia and China
• Sydney Conservatorium, Sydney, Australia
• Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane, Australia
• Australian Saxophone Retreat, Seacroft, Great Ocean Road, Australia
• Australia Melbourne College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
• China Conservatory, Beijing, China

2014 Dunnellon Community Concert Series, Dunnellon, Florida

2013 Recital and Master Class Tour of China
• China Conservatory, Beijing, China
• Tianjin Conservatory, Tianjin, China

2013 Guest Artist Recital and Master Class, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

2013 Chamber Recital, First Presbyterian Church Concert Series, Gainesville, Florida.
The Helton-Thomas Duo with Kevin Sharpe, piano

2013 University of Florida Faculty Chamber Music Series Concert

2012 Recital and Master Class Tour of Asia
• Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China
• China Conservatory, Beijing, China
• Sichuan Conservatory, Chengdu, China
• Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

2012 Guest Artist Recital and Master Class, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington

2012 Helton-Thomas Duo Recital, Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, Orange Park, Florida 

2012 Guest Recital, First Presbyterian Church Concert Series, Gainesville, Florida.
The Helton-Thomas Duo with Kevin Sharpe, piano

2012 Faculty Recital, University of Florida.  With Kevin Sharpe, piano.

2011 Helton-Thomas Duo Recital, University of Florida

2011 University of Florida Faculty Chamber Music Series Concert

2011 Recital and Master Class Tour of China
• Shanghai Conservatory, Shanghai, China
• Hangzhou Center for Music and Art, Hangzhou, China
• Tianjin Conservatory, Tianjin, China
• Beijing Academy of the Performing Arts, Beijing, China

2011 Guest Recital, Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Concert Series, Dunnellon, Florida

2010 Guest Recital, Marian County Chamber Music Society, Ocala, Florida

2010 Guest Recital, Dunnellon Community Concert Series, Dunnellon, Florida

2010 Recital and Master Class Tour of Canada
• University of British Colombia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
• University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
• University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
• Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
• University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

2010 Recital and Master Class Tour of Asia
• Shanghai Conservatory, Shanghai, China (five-day residency)
• Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, Japan

2009 Recital and Master Class Tour of Pennsylvania
• Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
• Penn State University, Hazelton Campus
• Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
• Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pennsylvania

2009 Guest Recital, Dunnellon Community Concert Series, Dunnellon, Florida

2008 Recital and Master Class Tour of France
• Selmer Showroom, Paris, France
• Reid Hall, Paris, France
• Conservatoire de Rayonnement Régional, Bordeaux, France
• Conservatoire de Rayonnement Régional, Marseille, France
• Conservatoire de Rayonnement Régional, Aix-en-Provence, France

2007 Guest Artist Recital, Forbidden City National Concert Hall, Beijing, China

2007 Guest Master Classes, International Saxophone Masters Summer Camp, Beijing, China

2007 Guest Master Class, Conservatoire National de Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France

2007 Guest Master Class, Cité Universitaire Maison du Liban, Paris, France

2007 Guest Artist Concert, Conservatoire Communale d’Alfortville, Alfortville, France

2001-2009 Conductor, University of Florida New Music Ensemble Concerts

2000–2011 Faculty Recitals, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2006 Guest Recital and Master Class, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

2006 Guest Recital and Master Class, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

2004 Host Recital, University of Florida International Master Classes, Gainesville, Florida

2004 Recital and Master Class Tour of Canada
• University of British Colombia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
• University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
• University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
• University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
• University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2003 Guest Recital and Master Class, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

2003 Guest Recital and Master Class, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina

2003 Guest Recital and Master Class, Trinity College of Music, London, England

2003 Guest Recital and Master Class, Royal College of Music, London, England

2003 Guest Artist Recital, Fondation des Etats-Unis, Paris, France

2003 Guest Artist Recital, US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, Washington, DC

2002 Concert Tour of France with the Trinity Saxophone Quartet
• Conservatoire de Courbevoie, Courbevoie, France
• L’Eglise Saint Phillipe du Roule, Paris, France
• Eglise Luthérienne Saint Marcel, Paris, France
• Conservatoire Frédéric Chopin, Paris, France
• L’Eglise Saint Michel des Batignolles, Paris, France
• Temple d’Enghien, Enghien, France

2001 Lecture-Recital: Jonathan Elliott’s Odd Preludes. St. Anne’s School, Brooklyn Heights, New York

2000 Guest Master Class, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

2000 Guest Artist Recital with the Chicago Saxophone Quartet
Visiting Artist Concert Series, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

2000 Guest Artist Recital with the Chicago Saxophone Quartet
Middle Keys Concert Association, Inc., Marathon, Florida

2000 Guest Artist Recital with the Chicago Saxophone Quartet
South Florida Center for the Arts, Key Largo, Florida

1999 Guest Artist Recital with the Chicago Saxophone Quartet
Premiere Performances Concert Series, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri

1999 Guest Master Class, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

1999 Guest Recital and Master Classes, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

1999 Guest Recital and Master Class, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

1999 Guest Artist Recital with the Chicago Saxophone Quartet
Cultural Arts Concert Series, William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Illinois

1993–1999 Faculty Recitals, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

1998 Master Class and Guest Teaching, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

1998 Guest Artist Recital with the Chicago Saxophone Quartet
Salem Performing Arts Series, New Brighton, Minnesota

1997 Concert Tour of Taiwan, with the Chicago Saxophone Quartet
• Taichung City Concert Series, Taichung, Taiwan
• Kaohsiung Regional Cultural Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
• Tainan Regional Cultural Center, Tainan, Taiwan
• Changhua Senior High School, Changhua, Taiwan
• Taichung Regional Cultural Center, Taichung, Taiwan
• National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
• Hualien Regional Cultural Center, Hualien, Taiwan
• Taoyuan Regional Cultural Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan
• Taichung City Cultural Center, Taichung, Taiwan


2015 50th National Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc., Gainesville Florida
• Performing music of Don Freund, Thomas Dempster, Alejandro Rutty

2015 17th World Saxophone Congress, Strasbourg, France
• Recital: Florida Chamber Saxophonists

2015 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 6 Conference, Atlanta, Georgia
• Recital: Music for Saxophone and Piano

2014 North American Saxophone Alliance International Biennial Conference, Urbana, Illinois
• Music for Saxophone and Cello

2013 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 6 Conference, Orlando, Florida
• Recital: Music for Saxophone, Cello, and Piano
• University of Florida All-Saxophone Festival Orchestra, Jonathan Helton, conductor

2012 16th World Saxophone Congress, St. Andrews, Scotland
• Recital: Florida Chamber Saxophonists
• Recital: Onyx Saxophone Quartet

2012 North American Saxophone Alliance International Biennial Conference, Tempe, Arizona
• Recital: Music for Saxophone and Cello
• Master Class Presentation

2011 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 6 Conference, Jacksonville, Florida
• Recital: Music for Saxophone and Cello
• Master Class Presentation
• University of Florida All-Saxophone Festival Orchestra, Jonathan Helton, conductor

2010 33rd International U.S. Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, Washington, DC
• Concerto: Richards-Bat Out of Hell. North American Premiere. United States Navy Band,
   LtCdr Richard H. Bailey, conductor
• Lecture-Demonstration: “SmartMusic for Saxophone”

2010 North American Saxophone Alliance International Biennial Conference, Athens, Georgia
• Concerto: Richards–Bat Out of Hell. University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, David Gompper, conductor
• Recital: Music for Saxophone and Cello by Dorothy Chang and Jonathan Elliott
• Master Class Presentation

2009 15th World Saxophone Congress, Bangkok, Thailand
• Concerto: Richards-Bat Out of Hell. World Premiere. Mahidol Wind Symphony, Christopher Hughes, conductor
• One of seven worldwide chosen to present a Master Class

2009 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 6 Conference, Columbus, Georgia
• Featured Evening Recital: Music of Edison Denisov and Jonathan Elliott
• Master Class Presentation

2008 International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, Chicago, Illinois
• Clinic Presentation on Improving the Saxophone Tone

2008 North American Saxophone Alliance International Biennial Conference, Columbia, South Carolina
• Featured Recital. Music for saxophone, viola and piano

2007 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 8 Conference, University Park, Pennsylvania
• Master Class Presentation
• Lecture: “SmartMusic Technology for Performance”

2007 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 5 Conference, Chicago, Illinois
• Featured Evening Recital: Music of Edison Denisov
• Lecture: “SmartMusic Technology for Performance”

2007 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 6 Conference, Hammond, Louisiana
• Featured Evening Recital: Music of Edison Denisov and Paul Zonn
• Lecture: “SmartMusic Technology for Performance”

2006 North American Saxophone Alliance International Biennial Conference, Iowa City, Iowa
• Concerto: Yannay–Rhapsody for saxophone and wind ensemble World premiere. University of Iowa Center for New Music Wind Ensemble, David Gompper, conductor

2005 World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) 12th International Conference, Singapore
• Featured Concerto Soloist: Libby Larsen – Holy Roller. University of Florida Wind Symphony, Matthew Sexton, conductor

2004 North American Saxophone Alliance International Biennial Conference
Greensboro, North Carolina
• Featured Evening Recital. Music for saxophone and cello by Edison Denisov
• Master Class Presentation

2003 13th World Saxophone Congress, Minneapolis, Minnesota
• Recital: Music by Edison Denisov and Mark Engebretson
• Master Class Presentation: One of four chosen worldwide to present a master class.

2003 College Music Society Annual Conference, Miami, Florida
• Featured Lecture-Recital: “Performance of New Music”

2003 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 6 Conference, Gainesville, Florida
• Featured Evening Recital: Music of Libby Larsen and Pierre Max Dubois

2002 North American Saxophone Alliance International Biennial Conference, Denton, Texas
• Concerto: Dahl–Concerto for saxophone and wind orchestra. University of North Texas Wind Ensemble [canceled due to birth of my son]

2002 Society of Composers, Incorporated (SCI) Regional Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona
• Guest Performer: Performed music by Marvin Johnson

2001 Society of Composers, Incorporated (SCI) Regional Conference, Gainesville, Florida
• Guest Performer: Performed music by Marvin Johnson, Michael Timpson

2001 Society of Composers, Incorporated (SCI) Regional Conference, Gainesville, Florida
• Guest Conductor, Conducting the University of Florida New Music Ensemble. Conducted and coached music by Garcia, Wiemann, Demos, Torke

2001 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 6 Conference, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
• Featured Full-Length Recital: Music of Fauré, Elliott, Shaffer, Engebretson

2000 12th World Saxophone Congress, Montreal, Canada
• Concerto: World Saxophone Congress Wind Ensemble, Michel Simard, conductor. Dahl–Concerto for alto saxophone and wind orchestra
• Recital: Music by Charles Stolte and Jonathan Elliott (world premiere)

2000 North American Saxophone Alliance International Biennial Conference, Tucson, Arizona
• Featured Recital. Music by Astor Piazzolla and Mark Engebretson

1999 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 5 Conference, Terre Haute, Indiana
• Featured Evening Recital: Music of John Anthony Lennon

1998 North American Saxophone Alliance International Biennial Conference, Evanston, Illinois
• Concerto: Martinon–Concerto for saxophone quartet, with the Chicago Saxophone Quartet. North American Saxophone Alliance Festival Orchestra, Stephen Alltop, conductor
• Featured Evening Recital. Music for saxophone and piano by Jonathan Elliott
• Featured Recital. Music for saxophone, horn and piano by Charles Stolte. World premiere

1997 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 5 Conference, Youngstown, Ohio
• Featured Evening Recital: Music of Paul Martin Zonn

1996 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, Gainesville, Florida
 • Featured Evening Recital: Music of Sherwood Shaffer

1995 National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors National Conference, Chicago, Illinois
• Concerto: Dahl–Concerto for alto saxophone and wind orchestra. Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Stephen Peterson, conductor

1994 Great Lakes Chapter Meeting of the College Music Society, Chicago, Illinois
• Lecture Recital: “New Music for Saxophone.”

2012 University of Florida Wind Symphony
Richards –Bat Out of Hell

2010 U. S. Navy Band, Washington, DC
Richards –Bat Out of Hell

2010 University of Georgia Symphonic Band, Athens, GA
Richards –Bat Out of Hell

2010 University of Florida Symphony Orchestra
Philip Glass-Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra

2009 Mahidol University Symphonic Band, Bangkok, Thailand
Richards –Bat Out of Hell

2009 University of Florida Symphony Orchestra
Glazunov–Concerto, op. 109 for saxophone and orchestra

2008 Gainesville Community Band
Kawarsky– Fastidious Notes

2007 University of Florida Symphonic Band
Kawarsky– Fastidious Notes

2005 University of Florida Wind Symphony
Larsen–Holy Roller

2002 University of Florida Wind Symphony
Dahl–Concerto for alto saxophone and wind orchestra

2001 University of Florida Symphony Orchestra
Glazunov–Concerto, op. 109 for saxophone and orchestra

2000 World Saxophone Congress Wind Ensemble
Montreal, Canada.  Michel Simard, conductor
Dahl–Concerto for alto saxophone and wind orchestra

1996 Harper Symphony Orchestra, Palatine, Illinois, Frank Winkler, conductor
Glazunov–Concerto, op. 109 for saxophone and orchestra

1996 Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble
Evanston, Illinois. Michael Burritt, conductor
Parker–Sketches

1995 Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Evanston, Illinois. John P. Paynter, conductor
Dahl–Concerto for alto saxophone and wind orchestra

1987 U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Command Band
Roxboro, North Carolina. Lowell Graham, conductor
Ibert–Concertino da Camera

1987 The New Philharmonia of Riverside
New York, New York. George Rothman, conductor
Ibert–Concertino da Camera

1980 Winston-Salem Symphony
Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Peter Perret, conductor
Milhaud–Scaramouche

2014-2015 The Gainesville Orchestra, Gainesville, Florida

2007-2008 Central Florida Symphony Orchestra, Ocala, Florida

2006, 2008 Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville, Florida

2001–2003 Savannah Symphony Orchestra, Savannah, Georgia
Concerts with Johnny Mathis, Peter Nero, Debbie Reynolds

2001 Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston, South Carolina

1996–2000 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Conductors: Andreas Delfs, Neal Gittleman, Andrews Sills, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Jan Pascal Tortellier, William Eddins

1996, 1998 Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Conductors: Dennis Russell Davies, Sylvain Cambreling

1997, 1998 Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, Illinois
Conductors: Hugh Wolff, Peter Bay, Leslie B. Dunner

1997, 1998 Symphony II, Chicago, Illinois, Conductor: Larry Rachleff

1995, 1996, 1998  Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra, Lake Forest, Illinois
Conductors: JoAnne Falletta, Paul Anthony McRae, David Itkin

1991, 1997 U. S. Coast Guard Band, Chicago, Illinois, Conductor: Lewis J. Buckley

1996 Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Merrillville, Indiana
Conductor: Robert Vadnoy

1989, 1991 Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Conductor: Michael Morgan

1979–1981 Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte, North Carolina
Conductor: Leo Driehuys

1981 Winston-Salem Symphony, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Conductor: Peter Perret

2016 Host, Southeastern Saxophone Summit
Guest Artist: Lars Mlekusch, Vienna, AUSTRIA

2014 Host, Adolphe Sax Bicentennial Festival
Guest Artists: Michael Duke, Sydney, AUSTRALIA; Julia Nolan, Vancouver CANADA

2010 Host, University of Florida International Master Class Series
Guest Artist: Jean-Michel Goury, Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE

2009 Host, University of Florida International Master Class Series
Guest Artist: Frederick Hemke, Northwestern University, USA

2008 Host, University of Florida International Master Class Series
Guest Artist: Jean-Michel Goury, Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE

2007 Host, University of Florida International Master Class Series
Guest Artists: Jean-Marie Londeix, Conservatoire de Bordeaux, FRANCE
William Street and Roger Admiral, University of Alberta, CANADA

2006 Host, University of Florida International Master Class Series
Guest Artist: Arno Bornkamp, Amsterdam Conservatory, THE NETHERLANDS

2005 Host, University of Florida International Master Class Series
Guest Artist: Kyle Horch, Royal College of Music, London, ENGLAND

2004 Host, Founder, University of Florida International Master Class Series
Guest Artists: William Street, University of Alberta, CANADA
Sylvia Shadick-Taylor, University of Alberta, CANADA

2003 Host, Founder, Florida Intercollegiate Saxophone Quartet Festival
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2003 Host, North American Saxophone Alliance Regional Conference
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

1998 Host, North American Saxophone Alliance International Biennial Conference
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois