High School Saxophone Institute

The saxophone institute is your opportunity to spend a week of intensive study with a distinguished faculty of performers and teachers. You'll participate in daily master classes and seminars, studying alongside other advanced student saxophonists from all over the world.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 20, 2020 to June 26, 2020
Tuition: $1,575
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9
Currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis

Interlochen Arts Camp 2020 is pivoting this summer to Interlochen Online. Learn more about our interactive online summer arts series.

You will participate in daily master classes, focusing on artistry, technical skills, conditioning, and musicianship. We'll cover warm-ups and strategies to help you get the most out of your practice time. Students on all four major types* of saxophone are encouraged to attend, and we'll have specific clinics for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone players.

Clinics on college preparation, competitions, and professional development will help you work toward your playing career goals. Additional topics include audition preparation, saxophone history, and contemporary techniques.

You will rehearse with quartets and the large saxophone ensemble, and participate in solo literature master classes. The saxophone institute also includes student and faculty performances.

*Saxophones other than alto will be available for check-out during the institute (reeds are not provided).


Audition Requirements

Audio or video file #1: Aria by Eugene Bozza (alto, with piano accompaniment)

Audio or video file #2: Any one of the following pieces, with piano accompaniment when indicated:

  • Creston – Sonata
  • Bozza – Improvisation et Caprice (any saxophone)
  • Glazunov – Concerto
  • Heiden – Sonata
  • Milhaud – Scaramouche
  • Noda – Improvisation I (soprano or alto)
  • Ibert – Concertino da Camera
  • Villa-Lobos – Fantasia (soprano or tenor)
  • J.S.Bach/Kynaston – Cello Suite No. 1 (any movement) (baritone)

Audio or video file #3: Etude of your choice (Ferling, Berbiguier, Voxman, etc.)

Additional Opportunities

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Dr. Andrew Bishop

DIrector of Jazz, Interlochen Arts Camp

Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation, University of Michigan 

Matt Levy

Faculty, Interlochen Saxophone Institute

Co-Founder, Director and Saxophone, PRISM Quartet

Dr. Timothy McAllister

Instructor of Saxophone, Interlochen Online

Associate Professor of Saxophone, University of Michigan; Adjunct Professor of Saxophone, Northwestern University; member of the PRISM Quartet

Zachary Shemon

Valade Fellow, Saxophone, Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Saxophone Institute

Associate Professor of Saxophone, University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance; Alto Saxophonist, PRISM Quartet

Taimur Sullivan

Faculty, Saxophone Institute

Associate Professor, Northwestern University