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Eric Hagmann currently resides in Powell, WY where he is the Instructor of Vocal Music at Northwest College. He directs Collegiate Chorale, Vocal Jazz I & II, and Jazz Combo. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of MN: Duluth in Music Theory/Composition with an emphasis in piano, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Jazz Studies with an emphasis in Jazz Voice. He has been an integral part of building the vocal jazz community in Wyoming, having now hosted two Vocal Jazz Academy events at NWC. He was recently elected Vocal Chair of the Wyoming Jazz Educators organization.

He has performed with Downbeat Award-winning ensembles such as UMD’s Lake Effect under the direction of Tina Thielen-Gaffey, UNC’s NoCoVo and Vocal Lab under the direction of Brennan Baglio and Marion Powers, and he had the pleasure of singing a short time with the Phil Mattson Singers. He also spent two years performing with Fermata Nowhere, a self-formed pop a cappella group made up of students from UMD. He continues to gig in the greater Wyoming/Montana area, playing with a wide array of musicians like Craig Olson, Elana Hayden, and the NWC Music Faculty.

Eric has arranged music extensively for contemporary a cappella and vocal jazz ensembles and currently has over 45 published scores through Sheet Music Plus and Anchor Music Publications.

Dan Goble

Dan Goble currently serves as the director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. Previous to his appointment at Colorado State University (CSU), Dr. Goble served as the dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., where for 21 years his leadership roles also included chair of the Department of Music and coordinator of Jazz Studies. During his tenure at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU), Dr. Goble provided leadership for curricular and programmatic changes that affected positively the School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA) and the university, most notably the planning and construction of an award-winning $97 million instructional and performance facility, which opened in 2014.

An arts administrator who is also an active performer, Dr. Goble has performed with the New York Philharmonic for over 16 years, and has been featured with the orchestra as the saxophone soloist on Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Ravel’s Bolero, among other works. In addition to the New York Philharmonic, Dr. Goble has performed with the New York City Ballet, The American Symphony Orchestra, The Mariinsky Orchestra, the New York Saxophone Quartet, and the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet.

Committed to recording and promoting contemporary works for the saxophone, his critically acclaimed CD Freeway, includes significant compositions by Pulitzer Prize winning composers Charles Wuorinen and John Harbison (CRI 876). His recording of Quartet, Opus 22, by Anton Webern, conducted by Robert Kraft, is available on the Naxos label, and his most recent project with pianist Russell Hirshfield, Mad Dances, American Music for Saxophone and Piano (Troy 1251), features the music of David Diamond, William Albright, David Del Tredici, Libby Larsen, and Kevin Jay Isaacs.

On the international stage, Dr. Goble has toured extensively with the New York Philharmonic, including the historic visit to North Korea in 2008, as well as recent tours to Europe, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. He was a featured performer at the 2004 Thailand International Saxophone Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, and has performed recitals in Japan, China, and in Europe. He was the First Prize-winner at the 1993 Louise D. McMahon International Competition, and has won or placed in numerous other prestigious competitions, including, the Concert Artist Guild International Competition, the Ima Hogg International Young Artist Competition, and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

Dr. Goble received his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and his Bachelors degrees in Saxophone Performance and Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Recently, he was named distinguished alum of Casper College in his hometown of Casper, Wyoming. His saxophone teachers include Roger Greenberg, Thomas Kinser, Harvey Pittel, and Albert Regni.

Dan Goble is a D’Addario performing artist.

Paul Falk

Paul completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at the University of Northern
Colorado, and Master’s Degree in Jazz Piano/Voice Performance at Chicago College of the
Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, both Downbeat Award Winning Vocal Jazz
Ensemble Award winners.

As a pianist/music director, he is active in Recital Accompanying, All State Choir/Jazz Choir
Performances, Honor Choir Performances, Jazz Ensembles, Jazz duos with Marion Powers,
Music Worship, Reading Sessions, Symphony Performances, Recording projects and Music Theatre pit orchestras (including RENT, Sister Act, Motones vs. Jerseys, Ragtime, Fun Home and Next to Normal).

Paul served as Assistant Director of Purdue Musical Organizations from 2004-2006 and starting in 2022 Director of the CU Boulder Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He was also Vocal
Percussionist for CO Acappella Group Groove Society. Paul has had the opportunity to work with artists such as: Patricia Barber, Laurence Hobgood, Anton Armstrong, Roger Treece, Stephanie J. Block, Kate McGarry, Judy Niemack, Jackie Allen, Kate McGarry, The New York
Voices, Game of Thrones Concert Experience Choir and Ben Folds. He has served as Vocal Music Director Rocky Mountain High School (GRAMMY Signature High School), Windsor High School and the past 6 years at Ponderosa High School. His groups have performed at ACDA/JEN/CMEA Conferences, CHSAA Large Group Vocal, UNC Jazz and CHSAA Vocal Jazz Festivals. At CHSAA Vocal Jazz, his group Spotlight was awarded Outstanding Vocal Jazz Group.

Paul has served as judge/adjudicator for Harmony Sweepstakes, UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival, CHSAA, CHSAA Vocal Jazz Festival, UWYO Jazz Festival, St. Vrain Honor Choir, Jazz Aspen
Snowmass Honor Jazz Choir, ICCA Competition, Tashco Young Artists Festival and ProMusic Festival. He can be heard on piano most recently on EP recordings by vocalist Mandy Harvey and vocally on many recordings including Patricia Barber’s Mythologies.