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SFA student quartet wins prestigious competition

December 6, 2016 - Robbie Goodrich
The Orphic Quartet, a student music ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University, recently won the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Chamber Winds competition for the state of Texas. Students of Dr. Nathan Nabb, saxophone professor in the SFA School of Music, the quartet includes Scott Augustine, Humble junior, soprano saxophone; Keaton Garrett, Irving senior, alto saxophone; Laurette Roddin, Oakdale, New York, graduate student, tenor saxophone; and Matt Castner, Orlando, Florida, graduate student, baritone saxophone. The Orphic Quartet was recently accepted to perform at the International Saxophone Symposium hosted by the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., and will perform on the featured master class program at the conference.