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© 2020 Nathan Mertens. 


February 8, 2020

Excited to be headed back to my Alma mater to play "Urban Requiem" by Michael Colgrass with The University of Texas Wind Symphony! Thanks to Scott Hanna and Stephen Page for the invitation! Should be a blast!

April 3rd, 2020

Bates Recital Hall


Michael Martin

January 22, 2020

First time playing in Scotland! Looking forward to playing with Gillian Blair and Lauryna Sableviciute in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thank you so much from the University of Edinburgh for the invitation!!

October 29, 2019

I had an absolute blast playing "Escapades" with the Hastings Symphony Orchestra this weekend! A big thanks to John Sample on vibraphone and Dave Klein on bass for playing the whammy out of this piece. And thanks to Byron Jensen and the HSO for an all-around great conc...

August 22, 2019

After over two years of gathering, translating, and organizing the Japanese Saxophone Database is finally live! While living and studying in Tokyo, I realized how little Japanese saxophone information was available outside of Japan. So I compiled lists of Japanese saxo...

July 22, 2019

I am happy to announce that I have recently been offered and accepted a position at Hastings College! I will be a Postdoctoral Fellow in the newly established First-Year Seminar Program. Looking forward to working with Dr. Christopher Strickland, Dr. Eric Kennedy, and...

May 22, 2019


I’m very excited to be leading a commissioning consortium of six Japanese composers to each write a new work for the contemporary saxophone repertoire! The commissioned composers are from diverse backgrounds, write in a wide array of styles, and represent the next...

February 27, 2019

Excited to be briefly headed back to the States in March for a Concerto performance with Gillian Blair at the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Conference in Arkansas! We will be giving the North American premiere of Andy Scott’s “Tjuonavagge.” We will also be p...

January 31, 2019

Very excited for my upcoming trip to Thailand! I’m looking forward to collaborating again with one of my former colleagues from The University of Texas, Suvida Neramit-aram, and finally playing with the great Thai saxophonist, Nitchan Pitayathorn! We are presenting a p...

October 31, 2018

At the 14th Kurashiki International Saxophone Competition the Kunitachi Saxophone Quartet won third prize in the Chamber Music Division! We performed David Maslanka's "Recitation Book" - a work that, although is quite popular in the States, was unfamiliar to many of th...

July 17, 2018

What a blast! I’m still on a high from the World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb! Feeling lucky to play and present with so many incredible people and groups! It was great to see old friends and make new ones from all over the world. A big congratulations to Japan for win...

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