My enhancement for MUSC 332, History of Music II, is a look at the life of the German-American composer Bernhard Heiden and how his Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano is an outstanding representation of his compositional style. Throughout this process I have studied, learned, and performed the second movement of Heiden's sonata on the alto saxophone. I worked on this piece in my private saxophone lessons with my professor, Dr. Kinzer, so I could accurately portray the character of Heiden's music. This process helped me learn more about Heiden as a composer, and also gave me a greater appreciation for his musical choices. All of my findings are presented in poster format to bring awareness to a lesser known composer while providing concert notes and analyses of one of his most famous works.
Cosley, Tyler, "Bernhard Heiden's Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano" (2021). Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 92.