Summer Saxophone Course

Returning Summer 2019! Please note that the Summer Saxophone Course will not take place during 2018, but will return in 2019.

The Summer Saxophone Course is an intensive program of chamber music, master classes, and lessons. All styles are welcome as the course will focus on intermediate and advanced fundamentals of saxophone performance. There will be concerts every evening from faculty and internationally renowned guest artists. The final concert will feature student chamber groups and selected student solo performances.  


Preston Duncan, Director and U of M School of Music Saxophone Faculty

Sample Schedule

Day 1 Arrival, Reception, Faculty Concert
Day 2 Classes begin, Faculty Chamber Concert
Day 3 Classes continue, Faculty Recital
Day 4 Classes continue, Student Recital, Course Ends

Sample Daily Schedule

9:00 am–10:00 am Performance Master Class
10:15 am–12:00 pm Saxophone Choir
12:00 pm–1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm–2:30 pm Private Lessons and Chamber Groups
3:00 pm–5:00 pm Performance Class
5:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner, Private Practice
7:30 pm Evening Recital

Application & Cost

Tuition for the course is $350. 

To apply for admission, please complete our application form (not currently available), then mail your tuition to:

Saxophone Summer Course
University of Minnesota School of Music
100 Ferguson Hall
2106 4th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Please make your check payable to the University of Minnesota with the participant name in the memo line.


(Note: Sample housing rates only, rates may change in 2019)
Single room: $27.90 per night 
Double room: $23.30 per night


There is no meal plan for the week. There are several excellent restaurants and cafés within walking distance of the School of Music. See restaurant guide for more information