Vincent Alex Hisle -
Saxophone, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, Flute
Vincent Alexander "Alex" Hisle is an award-winning Percussion and Music Educator/Performer/Recording Artist from the OH/KY/IN tristate area. Vincent attended Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts as a Music Education and Performance major, earning his B.M. in 2016. While pursuing his Education and Performance F+Deree at Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts, Alex has studied and taught all wind, brass and string instruments including
saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, flute in wind area.
Alex was fortunate to study with very high caliber teachers such as Dick Jensen, David Fishlock and Patrick Schlecker in the area of Classical percussion (all members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) He studied drum set wi5th Dan Dorff and Mike Meloy who both are well known performers and educators in the area. Scott K. Lang was his primary Percussion Instructor at the NKU School of the Arts. Mr. Lang is the Principal Percussionist with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, a routine extra with the CSO, and performs regularly in Major theatre productions such as Wicked, Rent, etc.
As a performer himself, Alex has played drums and percussion in a variety of ensembles spanning many genres including the following: NKU Concert Band, NKU Symphonic Winds, NKU Percussion Ensemble, NKU Latin Jazz Ensemble, NKU Jazz Combo 3, NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, NKU Brass Choir, Kentucky Intercollegiate Percussion Ensemble (2012) / Selected Soloist (2015), CGOTH Gospel Choir, The Henry Fillmore Percussion Ensemble (local professional percussion ensemble), Star United (Star of Indiana alumni drum and bugle corps) 2014 1st place DCA national title, Lost In Holland (national indie act), The Scut Farkus Affair (local ska/reggae/rock act)
He is also an avid percussion educator and has been teaching percussion and wind instruments since the summer of 2008, having taught over 15 local Cincinnati area drumlines and front ensembles. Hisle's teaching experience encompasses percussion ensemble, private drum lessons, private saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, flute
lessons and the marching percussion idiom. Many of Alex's private students have made select bands, earned distinct ratings on solo and ensemble material, marched drum corps, have been finalists, or took first place in various high school level concerto contests.
Alex's favorite job as a musician is working one on one with students to develop their talents, and witness them grow as people and musicians themselves.
Nave Graham - FLUTE
Prize-winning flutist, Nave Graham , leads a versatile and fulfilling career as a solo and orchestral performer, chamber musician, and educator. Ms. Graham has been awarded first prize in numerous national competitions including the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia Young Artist Competition, the Flute Society of Kentucky Young Artist Competition, and the Central Ohio Flute Association Young Artist Competition. She has also been a prizewinner in the Byron Hester Solo Flute Competition hosted by the Houston Flute Club and the South Carolina Flute Society Young Artist Competition. Ms. Graham is a past winner of the National Flute Association Masterclass Performers Competition for which she performed at the 37th annual NFA convention in New York City. Ms. Graham has attended various reputable summer music festivals including the Brevard Music Festival, New Music on the Point Festival, National Music Festival, as well as the prestigious National Repertory Orchestra under the direction of Carl Topilow. Ms. Graham has also played with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Queen City Chamber Opera, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra Augusta. As an advocate of contemporary music, Ms. Graham is a founding member of the thirteenth sound, a contemporary chamber music ensemble based on the unique instrumentation of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire . The thirteenth sound is an official Next Generation ensemble of Concert: Nova, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's new music chamber ensemble which aims to "re:invent the classical music experience." In addition to performing, Ms. Graham also has a strong passion for teaching and serves on the flute faculty of the CCM Preparatory Department. She also is the graduate teaching assistant for the CCM flute studio.
Nave Graham is a Doctor of Musical Arts student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she studies with Dr. Bradley Garner. Ms. Graham also holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as well as a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Carolina. Other primary teachers include Jennifer Parker-Harley, Randolph Bowman, and Donna Shin.
Nave Graham's Performance
Om Srivastava - SAXOPHONE & CLARINET
Om Srivastava is a passionate saxophone and clarinet teacher. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in saxophone performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music on scholarship and under the direction of Dr. James Bunte. He is a member of the CCM Wind Orchestra and as an active performer of wind ensembles, Om has had the privilege to be a member of prestigious groups invited to perform in three national conventions for wind bands; performing at the College Band Director's National Association Conference in 2011 and 2013 (at the Universities of Washington and North Carolina, Greensboro) and the American Bandmaster's Association Convention in Indianapolis in 2012. Originally from Kokomo, Indiana, Om made his orchestral debut at the age of 18, performing the first movement of Pierre-Max Dubois' Concerto for Alto Saxophone with the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra in 2007 as a winner of their concerto competition. He is also a two-time winner of the Kokomo Park Band's concerto competition in which he performed with the group in 2007 and 2011. Previously, Om earned his Bachelor's Degree in saxophone performance at Ball State University where he was a recipient of the Brian Minor saxophone scholarship and studied under Dr. George Wolfe. During his time at Ball State he was named winner of the Undergraduate concerto competition and was a featured soloist with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra. In the summers of 2008, 2009, and 2011 he was a guest performer at the prestigious Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. Additionally, Om was an active performer in the university's premiere wind and jazz ensembles with his explorations in the jazz idiom culminating in a tour with the jazz band in China which included performances for audiences upwards of 4,000 people at venues in Beijing, Xian, and Chengdu.
Om is tenor saxophonist with the Promethean Quartet. The premiere saxophone quartet at CCM comprised of graduate students and alumni. The group regularly performs in the local and greater Cincinnati area and has been featured performers with the CCM Wind Orchestra, performing Philip Glass's Saxophone Quartet No. 1 . Recently, the group was named 2013 finalists and invited to perform live in the Coleman National Chamber Music Competition, capping off a tour which included performances and masterclass at schools and universities in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Colorado, and California. In the summer of 2013, the group released their debut album Through Adam's Fall. This year, the quartet were performers at the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial conference at the University of Illinois, performing a world premiere transcription of Percy Aldridge Grainger's seminal band work, Linconshire Posy as arranged for saxophone quartet.
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