It's not until 2009, but there's SOTW IRL.
I am a college student soph. I live in nj but am willing to do some traveling. also where can i find info on these camps. just searching for them doesnt really help. also i think i am doing the houlik camp.
The saxophone sections here fill up quickly, I'm told. I'm also told that the level is quite competitive. I'm looking fwd to being a part of it this summer.
I remember my first sax quartet experience was at a summer camp, and it made a real impression on me.
Jazz Camp in Northern California is really great. Sax teacher is Dave Tidball, great player and teacher. Check it out http://www.sierrajazzsociety.com
Angel is right the Wildacres camp is by far one of the best for the money. I was able to get up their the past two years and plan to go back in the summer of 09.
Another recommend for Wildacres! It made me a believer.
Any college type camps?
The New York Summer Music Festival (NYSMF) is again offering its two week Saxophone Institute as part of its 6 week season. This year it is from June 29-July 11.
The saxophone studio for CYM is now full, with a waiting list 10 people long. I appreciate the inquiries I've received thus far, and will always welcome more, but the sax class is FULL.
There should be some summer camps which are college type. I'm still searching to find one.
I'll be attending the James Houlik camp this summer. It looks to be an awesome time!!!James Houlik Saxophone Retreat at Wildacres
June 21-28, 2008 (that's right, folks - EIGHT DAYS!!)
Cost is between $550 and $600 total. Amazingly inexpensive for the sheer amount of activities, resources, comfort provided.
Each participant will experience daily:
Technique class, taught by James Houlik.
Large Saxophone Ensemble, conducted by Michael Stephenson and Jose Oliver Riojas.
Saxophone Quartet rehearsals, coached by members of the New Century Saxophone Quartet (in residence).
Afternoon recitals - performances by James Houlik, the New Century Saxophone Quartet, participant quartets.
Evening masterclasses - solo classes taught by James Houlik, chamber classes by New Century Saxophone Quartet.
Private lessons with any one of the saxo faculty when available (I've never known one to refuse).
Party every single night. For real.
The food is good, the scenery is stunning, and the facilities are quite nice in this secluded mountain retreat in North Carolina. Follow these links for more info:
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." ~ Aldous Huxley
"Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you." ~ Charlie Parker
"The saxophone is an imperfect instrument, especially the tenor and soprano, as far as intonation goes. The challenge is to sing on an imperfect instrument that is outside of your body." ~ Stan Getz
what about Europe? can anyone post links?
I've consolidated threads dealing with this topic here.
Anything for atlantic canada, or even central. New brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward island?
Within all art the must be passion, without passion there is no beauty, without beauty, no truth and thus no art
The eight week New York Summer Music Festival (NYSMF) presents a 2 week intensive Saxophone Insitute that I run and direct. There are daily classes on saxophone history, performance, repertoire, master classes, a large saxophone ensemble (sopranino - contrabass), saxophone quartet, private lessons and chamber coaching. The age range is from high school through college. This summer it will be offered in the first session, beginning in late June.
I had the opportunity to attend this festival this summer aiding Dr. Cohen and also doing a lot of playing and learning as well. The sax institute was a first rate experience and was exactly what I was looking for (classical saxophone summer camp/festival/large age range/etc.)
The Institute Provides:
- A daily lecture/masterclass run by Dr. Cohen on a variety of subjects ranging from history to repertoire to odd types of saxophones.
- Saxophone Ensemble with Contrabass through Sopranino saxophone.
- Exposure to portions of Dr. Cohen's vast saxophone collection including but not limited to: soprillo, conn-o-sax, plastic saxes, straight altos, straight tenors, tubax, bass saxophones, etc., etc., etc.
- Opportunities to perform in student recitals.
- A culminating Saxophone concert.
- unparalleled PC humor
The cost is also somewhat reasonable (approx. $1,200) and this includes food and living arrangements and the opportunity to also participate in other aspects of the festival such as ensembles, etc. Check it out:
Adjunct Professor of Saxophone and Music History Lecturer, Georgian Court University
Saxophone Ensemble and Saxophone Choir Director, Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey
Lucerne Festival run by Boulez, where there is tuition by members of Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Siskiyou Saxophone Workshop is a good one. It's in Ashland, OR and the faculty is the Globe Quartet. Lots of quartet work. It's a week long. Maybe check it out.
Crane Youth Music:
37th Session (June 28 - July 11, 2009)
CYM saxophonists will work with Dr. Christopher Creviston from the faculty of the Crane School of Music.
The five-building Crane Music Center houses the 1,200-seat Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall, the newly renovated 450-seat Sara M. Snell Music Theater,15 classrooms, 4 large rehearsal rooms, 60 studios, 70 practice rooms and a music library.
More than 340 students attended Crane Youth Music last year. In the past 36 years more than 8,800 young musicians have participated in the program. CYM alumni are now performing in major symphonies or teaching in universities and schools nationally.
Recreational activities are available in the afternoon, and evening concerts include performances by student groups, visiting artist-performers, and the Crane School of Music faculty.
For more information call: (315) 267-2167 or (315) 267-2538
This is a great camp for classical sax students. Southern Oregon University Professor, Rhett Bender, runs a wonderful one week camp. Students from middle school through college attend. The music is rigorous. I have sent my son for 2 years and we will be back again this summer. The camp is in beautiful Ashland, Oregon. Come early or stay late and see some Shakespeare at the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival.