Music Faculty Selected to Perform at International Symposium

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Two Westminster College music faculty were selected to perform at the 35th International Saxophone Symposium Jan. 21 at George Mason University in Washington, D.C.

Adjunct faculty Jim Flowers, who teaches saxophone, and pianist Dr. Nancy Zipay DeSalvo, associate professor of music, performed "Fuzzy Bird Sonata" by Takashi Yoshimatsu and "Cantabile et Presto" by Georges Ensesco, arranged for saxophone by Flowers.

The symposium, one of the largest events of its kind, hosts internationally-renowned soloists and recording artists and serves as a forum for performers and lecturers to present new ideas and repertoire for the saxophone.

Flowers earned an undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University and master's degree from Bowling Green State University.

DeSalvo, a Steinway Artist, teaches piano, accompanying, and music theory; performs solo recitals; accompanies visiting guest artists; and travels extensively as a professional accompanying pianist and chamber music collaborator.  Guest solo appearances have included performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.  A member of the Westminster faculty since 1991, DeSalvo earned an undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University, master's degree from Manhattan School of Music, and doctorate from The Cleveland Institute of Music.

Contact DeSalvo at (724) 946-7023 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

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Jim Flowers and Dr. Nancy Zipay DeSalvo