June 25 - 30, 2018
***Please note the date change from the original brochure. Workshop will go through Saturday, June 30 2018***
The weeklong Stetson University Saxophone Workshop focuses on the fundamental principles of saxophone performance and includes an emphasis on playing techniques and performance practices. Students participate in large ensembles, chamber groups, masterclasses, nightly jazz classes and more. All participants audition and play in a saxophone band and in a chamber ensemble beginning on the first day of the workshop. Eligible students may receive a private lesson from one of the faculty and are eligible to audition to perform a solo during the young artists' concert on Thursday evening. All students perform during Friday evening's chamber music concert. The final concert Saturday morning includes performances of the two saxophone bands.
The Saxophone Workshop is open to saxophonists entering grades 7 through 12.
- Dan Ferri, Workshop director, Instructor of Saxophone, Stetson University
- Douglas Phillips, Director of Bands and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Stetson University
- Jeremy Williamson, Director of Bands, Jackson Heights Middle School, Oviedo, FL
Please read the information below and prepare the appropriate music for placement auditions. Please note, this year's placement auditions are being done by video before the camp begins. See the Video Audition Instructions below for information on how to submit your audition.
Below is the 2017 Welcome Packet materials, please use as a reference. The 2018 Welcome Packet will be updated closer to the summer.
Please review the below information about this year's Saxophone Workshop! The Informed Consent form should be brought to check-in completed. Please do not mail it or e-mail it in advance of the camp.
On Campus tuition: $550
Commuter tuition: $450
Participants will be housed in the Stetson University residence halls, eat in the student cafeteria and have access to all campus recreational facilities. Counselors will stay in the residence halls with the participants. Participants are supervised at all times.
If you have any questions please contact:
- Dan Ferri, Workshop Coordinator