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.
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Registration for College Level and Above
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.