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Esteemed Professor of the Arts Set to Showcase Saxophone and Clarinet Skills at Marshall

by Madonna

Renowned saxophonist, Douglas Masek, has been appointed as a Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professor and is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at the Jomie Jazz Forum located on Marshall University’s Huntington campus.

This concert is open to the public and admission is free.

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Masek boasts an impressive repertoire of performances worldwide, spanning solo acts, orchestral renditions, chamber music, and contributions to studio and movie soundtracks.

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Having earned degrees from the University of Cincinnati College — Conservatory of Music and the Ohio State University, Masek furthered his academic pursuits by attaining a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California. He is highly sought after in the music industry and has graced the stage with notable contemporaries such as John Legend, Elvis Costello, Herbie Hancock, Christina Aguilera, Cher, Barry Manilow, and Seth MacFarlane, among others.

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Alongside his public recital, Masek will conduct masterclasses for Marshall students focusing on clarinet and saxophone, engage in a lecture and discussion on the music industry, and lead Single Reed Day, a workshop and concert event.

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