Kacie Brown won first prize in the 2019 Female Saxophonist Competition. Hosted in Austin, Texas, the FSC aims to encourage and support the professional and artistic development of young female saxophonists. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in saxophone performance at Indiana University under the guidance of Dr. Otis Murphy, a certificate in journalism through IU’s Media School, and is a member of the Hutton Honors College. She attended Interlochen Arts Camp as a Fennell Scholar. She also regularly performs with her quartet, the Kanaderu Saxophone Quartet, most recently at the United States Navy Band’s International Saxophone Symposium.
A native of Indonesia, Dr. Linda Angkasa is an active performer and has given a number of recitals in the United States, France, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. An avid chamber musician, she has performed with vocal, string, wind, brass, percussion, and mixed ensembles in recitals and opera productions. Dr. Angkasa has been teaching for over a decade and has experience working with children, college students, and adults in individual as well as group class settings. It is her firm belief that the center of piano pedagogy should be to nurture and develop the individual’s own voice and convictions, and ultimately give him or her the proper tools to be able to express these visions with the greatest facility possible. Her main goal in teaching is to share her musical knowledge and make the study of playing piano engaging and fun for her students.