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    Default College Sax Teachers who can DO IT ALL

    I'm looking for a sax teacher to study with in college who can do it all. Classical, Jazz, Doubling (flute and clarinet), Improvisation, etc. I'm looking at Indiana University. I can definitely post some clips as well if that would help.

    Can anyone suggest some universities or conservatories with versatile sax players like this? I'm undecided on my major but I would love to do something with woodwind performance if the school offers that major (some do). Otherwise Jazz Performance, or Composition? Not sure yet!
    Alto Saxophone: YAS82Z, Berg Larsen 90/0M, Vandoren ZZ 3, C*, Hemke 3.5
    Tenor Saxophone: Yamaha, Berg Larsen 110/1M, Vandoren ZZ 3
    Clarinet: Greenline R13, Hawkins B, Vandoren V12 4 or 4.5 Flute: Pearl

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    I played in one of the jazz bands at UMD for 4 years. Chris Vadala is pure class. Devoted to his students and to music in general. I'd look into it seriously. Program is good too (wasn't actually in the program, so I can't speak too specifically).

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    A lot of schools have different instructors for classical and jazz. Is it important to you that you have just one guy?
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    Brad could teach you a few things about jazz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoneSax View Post
    I'm looking for a sax teacher to study with in college who can do it all. Classical, Jazz, Doubling (flute and clarinet), Improvisation, etc. I'm looking at Indiana University. I can definitely post some clips as well if that would help.

    Can anyone suggest some universities or conservatories with versatile sax players like this? I'm undecided on my major but I would love to do something with woodwind performance if the school offers that major (some do). Otherwise Jazz Performance, or Composition? Not sure yet!
    Tom Walsh at Indiana is a very talented guy. Very good jazz and classical player. Doubles as well. Heck of a nice guy. Definitely check out Indiana.

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    Dr. Ray Smith at Brigham Young University does it all and directs the award winning jazz ensemble "Synthesis". If you can live with the fact that it is an LDS (Mormon) owned university with a strict code of conduct, it has an excellent music program and turns out some monster players.


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    My advice, disregard it if you want to because I'm only a senior in high school this year, would be to try and study with as many people as possible. Then after you get a feel of what each of them are like, then why not choose perhaps one or two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeakNoEvil View Post
    A lot of schools have different instructors for classical and jazz. Is it important to you that you have just one guy?
    Yes. For me, this is very important.
    Alto Saxophone: YAS82Z, Berg Larsen 90/0M, Vandoren ZZ 3, C*, Hemke 3.5
    Tenor Saxophone: Yamaha, Berg Larsen 110/1M, Vandoren ZZ 3
    Clarinet: Greenline R13, Hawkins B, Vandoren V12 4 or 4.5 Flute: Pearl

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    Curt Hanrahan
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    Took lessons from him from 5th grade all the way through College.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fell Boyzs View Post
    Curt Hanrahan
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    Took lessons from him from 5th grade all the way through College.
    I live two hours from Milwaukee!! It's almost too close!!

    I'm very interested in Maryland and Chris Vadala. Wow, what a great musician. I'll definitely be looking into that school.
    Alto Saxophone: YAS82Z, Berg Larsen 90/0M, Vandoren ZZ 3, C*, Hemke 3.5
    Tenor Saxophone: Yamaha, Berg Larsen 110/1M, Vandoren ZZ 3
    Clarinet: Greenline R13, Hawkins B, Vandoren V12 4 or 4.5 Flute: Pearl

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    Shannon LeClaire at Berklee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoneSax View Post
    If anyone is interested, this is a fairly good snapshot of where I'm at right now. http://www.filefactory.com/file/37ef...008_-_Eric_wmv
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watsonp143 View Post
    Shannon LeClaire at Berklee.
    Shannon is awesome. She was at Indiana the same time Tom Walsh was. I was there for my bachelor's during that time. She is also a great player. It was ridiculous sitting next to her in David Baker's band.

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    Ron Kerber in Philadelphia. UArts is very expensive though, if you can make it out here it might be a good idea to take lessons with somebody like that for a year or two to get things together and just focus on skill. Music college is not a good investment these days unless you intend to pursue higher degrees or an education degree (since that's the only real surefire way to get certified in most states). A good investment is lessons and networking through local pros in whatever city you come to.
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    Rick VanMatre and James Bunte at CCM in Cincinnati. Period.
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    Miles Osland, University of Kentucky....

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    Regarding your video... I'm kinda confused... your high school has its own coverband?
    My quintet album - Released June 2013. Please enjoy.
    Glenn Miller Orchestra - See when we're near you and come on out to a show! Ask me about comp tickets.
    Mike Lorenz - a great musician who I collaborate with often. He also produced my album.

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    Default Re: College Sax Teachers who can DO IT ALL

    no it's not affiliated with high school at all. It's a group of 16-21 year olds.
    Alto Saxophone: YAS82Z, Berg Larsen 90/0M, Vandoren ZZ 3, C*, Hemke 3.5
    Tenor Saxophone: Yamaha, Berg Larsen 110/1M, Vandoren ZZ 3
    Clarinet: Greenline R13, Hawkins B, Vandoren V12 4 or 4.5 Flute: Pearl

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    Default Re: College Sax Teachers who can DO IT ALL

    Miles Osland at University of Kentucky is a great suggestion (given by StanVI).

    Also, why not contact Jim Romain who teaches at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. His forum name is Drakesaxprof and he is a mod, so you'll see him around here all the time. Fantastic player!

    I would recommend my former professor at Western Michigan University - Trent Kynaston - but he is nearing retirement.

    I must ask why it is so important to you to learn all of your craft from one teacher?

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    It's not that I'll learn everything from one teacher, it's just that I want to learn from someone who is versatile because I think that is so important (especially for sax players). I'm not saying I want to restrict my learning to just the one person.
    Alto Saxophone: YAS82Z, Berg Larsen 90/0M, Vandoren ZZ 3, C*, Hemke 3.5
    Tenor Saxophone: Yamaha, Berg Larsen 110/1M, Vandoren ZZ 3
    Clarinet: Greenline R13, Hawkins B, Vandoren V12 4 or 4.5 Flute: Pearl

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