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The mixed woodwind chamber ensemble Fujin promotes traditional and contemporary music by concertizing throughout the United States. Founded as a duo in 2010 by flutist Misty Theisen and saxophonist Marc Ballard (Xavier University - New Orleans), the group performed extant repertoire in addition to newly commissioned pieces specifically written for this unique instrumentation.

Fujin continues to perform transcriptions created by its members (Beethoven, Telemann, Reger, Bach) as well as premiere original works by an array of contemporary composers (Stephen Dankner, Neil Anderson-Himmelspach, Michael Young, Wes Flinn, etc.). 

Past Performance Highlights Include:

June 2019; studio recording of Fujin, 10th Anniversary Album (Asheville, NC)
March 2019; performance; NASA Region 7 Conference (Cullowhee, NC)
January 2019; performance; US Navy Saxophone Symposium (Fairfax, VA)
June 2018; studio recording Flinn’s Chupacabra/Young’s Little Music (Asheville, NC)
June 2017; studio recording of Dankner's Trio (Asheville, NC)
March 2016; premiere of Flinn's Chupacabra; Xavier Univ. (New Orleans, LA)
March 2016; premiere of Dankner's Trio; Mars Hill University (Mars Hill, NC)
January 2016; performance; US Navy Saxophone Symposium (Winchester, VA)
March 2015; lecture performance; Mid-South Flute Festival (Tuscaloosa, AL)
November 2014; featured artists; MHU New Music Festival (Mars Hill, NC)
October 2013; premiere of Young's Glacierines concerto (Mars Hill, NC)
June 2013; recital; Brio Concert Series (Weaverville, NC)
April 2012; recital; University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
April 2012; recital; University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
September 2011; recital; Xavier University (New Orleans, LA)
September 2011; recital; Southeastern Louisiana Univ. (Hammond, LA)
March 2011; recital; University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
March 2011; recital; Music Theory Southeast Conference (Tallahassee, FL)
March 2011; recital; Samford University (Birmingham, AL)
February 2011; recital; Harford Comm. College (Bel Air, MD)
November 2010; recital; Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
May 2010; recital; Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)