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Founded in 2010 by flutist Misty Theisen and saxophonist Marc Ballard, Fujin has spent the past decade performing traditional and contemporary music throughout the United States. Facing a limited repertoire for a unique instrumentation, the duo began performing existing works alongside their own transcriptions of classics by Beethoven, Telemann, Reger, and Bach.

With a strong desire to expand the available repertoire for flute and saxophone, they quickly set about collaborating with contemporary composers (Stephen Dankner, Neil Anderson-Himmelspach, Michael Young, Wes Flinn, etc.), resulting in over a dozen new works.

Fujin is continuing this tradition in its 10th season with the release of their debut album, which will feature the newly commissioned Fujin by Stephanie Berg.

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)