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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College Music Department will host saxophonist Jason T. Laczkoski on Thursday, Oct. 20, at noon in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
Laczkoski, a doctoral candidate at the University of Iowa, will perform a diverse program that includes a transcription of a Brahms sonata, a toe-tapping rag and a piece that requires the saxophone to sound like an electric guitar. The program also features pianist Joshua Russell and violinist Anna Draper.
Laczkoski earned a bachelor's degree in music at Mansfield University, where he was the winner of the annual concerto competition and a featured performer on the orchestra's annual tour. Laczkoski was also the winner of the Pennsylvania Music Teacher National Association's Young Artist Woodwind Division.
Following his undergraduate work, Laczoski accepted a saxophone teaching assistantship at the University of Iowa and earned a master's degree in saxophone performance and pedagogy. During this time, he won the Iowa MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Division and placed second at the regional round.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.