Michigan Saxophone Summit

The GVSU Saxophone Studio is very excited to announce the launch of the Michigan Saxophone Summit at Grand Valley State University.

This yearly event at Grand Valley's Allendale campus will bring the finest performers and pedagogues from across the state together for masterclasses, panel discussions, and performances.

Bishop, Saxophone

Timothy McAllister

Dan Graser

This year's summit, on April 22, 2018 will feature Grand Valley's Saxophone Professor Dan Graser in recital and leading a masterclass for high school saxophonists. 
International soloist and Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan, Timothy McAllister, will present a recital and masterclass for GVSU's undergraduate saxophonists. 
The middle of the day will feature a panel discussion with these artists on careers in music, auditioning for music school, saxophone performance/pedagogy, and the development of the modern saxophone. 
And to close out the day, University of Michigan's Jazz Department Chair and Professor of Jazz Saxophone, Andrew Bishop will give a performance and masterclass for GV's jazz combos.

This is an event not to be missed for any student from beginning band through collegiate study and above!

2018 Schedule

8:00-9:00am – Registration in PAC Lobby

9:00 – 10:00 – Graser masterclass for high school students

10:00 – 11:00 – Graser recital

11:00 – 11:45 – Panel Discussion (McAllister, Bishop, Graser)

12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 – McAllister masterclass

2:00 – 3:00 – McAllister recital

3:30 – 4:30 – Bishop Masterclass

4:30 – 5:30 – Bishop Performance

Registration is now open!

Registration for Middle and High School Students

Middle and High School Student
Registration Form

There is no cost for middle and high school students.

For those who will be applying for the High School Masterclass with Dr. Graser, please complete the above form first, then email Dr. Graser at graserd@gvsu.edu with a 10 minute (maximum) recording of your piece. No piano accompaniment is required for the recording. Please be sure that both the form and your recording have been sent by April 1st.





Register today!




Registration for College Level and Above

College Level and Above
Registration Form

The cost for registrants who are college level and above is $10.
Please have your credit card available to pay the registration fee when filling out this form.

Contact Professor Dan Graser with any questions.

Page last modified February 24, 2018