The Wind Collision duo, consisting of Jonathan Kierspe (saxophone) and Samuel Anderson (bass trombone), was formed in 2018. The duo met at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities where they attended their senior year of high school. Since its formation the Wind Collision duo has commissioned six works, performed for the multiple NASA conference, and has toured in South Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. While on tour they performed the works written for the duo and gave masterclasses for the students.
Jonathan has had the opportunity to perform in China, Italy, France, Croatia, and the United States. He has also been involved in commissioning many new solo and chamber works for the saxophone. With his various chamber groups, he has been featured on NPR twice, soloed with the University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble and BGSU orchestra, and has been featured in festivals such as the Bowling Green New Music Festival. Jonathan Kierspe is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at Florida State University. His primary instructors include Dr. Clifford Leaman, Dr. John Sampen, and Dr. Geoffrey Deibel.
Trombonist Samuel Anderson is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he studied with Jeremy Wilson. After completing his undergraduate degree, he began teaching and performing in central Indiana. There, he worked with a number of middle and high school band programs and taught a private studio from beginning low brass students to high school seniors. In addition to teaching, Samuel performs with several chamber groups, orchestras, and big bands. He has toured Indiana, Iowa, and presented recitals in Germany with the Beneficence Brass Quintet. He frequently performed with the Marion Philharmonic, Muncie Symphony, and with the Muncie Civic Theatre. Samuel recently completed his Masters of Music at Yale University, with Professor Scott Hartman. He resides in Pasadena, MD, where he teaches elementary music, a freelancer with several orchestras, and is a member of the Charm Brass Quintet.
March 8th, 2020: NASA Biannual Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe (AR), at 9:00am
April 9th, 2019: Guest Lecture and Recital, Limestone College, Gaffney (SC), 2pm and 7:30pm
April 8th, 2019: Guest Recital, University of South Carolina, Columbia (SC), 7:30pm
April 3rd, 2019: Guest Recital, Winthrop University, Rock Hill (SC), 5:30pm
April 2nd, 2019: Guest Recital and Masterclass, The Governor’s School for the
Arts and Humanities, Greenville (SC), 1:30-4pm
March 29th, 2019: Guest Recital, The Ohio State University, Columbus (OH), 11:30am
March 27th, 2019: Guest Recital, Oakland University, Auburn Hills (MI), 4pm
March 12th, 2019: Guest Recital, Franklin College, Franklin (IN), 7:30pm
March 9th, 2019: NASA Region V conference performance, Marian University, Indianapolis (IN), at 11:30am
Somewhere, Someplace Else, by Kory Reeder
Plough, by Yimin Wu
The Garden of Cyrus, by Ashlin Hunter
Simple Simplifications, by Jesse Diener-Bennett
I am..., by Adam Kennaugh