Twin Cities Saxophone Camp

A pink and blue background with purple text stating "Twin Cities Saxophone Camp!" pink text saying August 1-5, 2023. Three headshots of Preston Duncan, director, Steve Cole, guest instructor, and Leo P, guest conductor are below.
The 2023 Twin Cities Saxophone Camp will take place August 2 - 5, 2023, with registration on August 1. 

The Twin Cities Saxophone Camp is an intensive program of chamber music, master classes, and lessons for students in grades 6 - 12. 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.  

Schedule Overview

Tuesday 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Registration 
7:30 pm, Opening Concert 
Wednesday Classes begin at 9:00 am
Thursday Classes continue
Friday Classes continue
Saturday  10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Twin Cities Saxophone Day at Schmitt Music in Bloomington (Transportation Provided if needed)
Clinic with Leo P 
Saxophone Choir, Quartet, and Solo performances. 
Depart at 5:00 pm 

Faculty and Guest Artists

Saxophone camp faculty, Preston Duncan, Steve Cole, Leo P, and Mary Jo Gothmann, collaborative pianist.
Saxophone camp faculty, Preston Duncan, Steve Cole, Leo P, Mary Jo Gothmann (top right), collaborative pianist and Emily Brewer (bottom right) DMA student.

About the Director

For this class, Dr. Duncan is joined by Steve Cole, saxophonist and professor of Industry Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas. Together, they will be conducting daily performance masterclasses and giving private lessons throughout the week. 

This course is designed for all level students in 6th grade and above. There will be quite a few college-level students and adults as well. There will be breakout sessions for different levels and age-appropriate chamber groups. Come one, come all, it’s time to get better at the saxophone! There will be a pianist for the performance masterclasses, so please bring your scores.

Sample Daily Schedule

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Performance and Techniques Class (Breakout sessions)
12:00 – 1:00 pm  Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 pm  Saxophone Ensemble Choir and Chamber Music 
3:30 – 5:00 pm  Private Lessons and Practice 

Application & Cost

Tuition: $375 before June 1 and $450 after June 1. 
Open to only 30 performers. 

To apply for admission, please complete our application form, then mail your tuition to:

Saxophone Summer Camp
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.


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


Here is a list of accommodations near the University of Minnesota campus.

Parking & Directions

Ferguson Hall parking info

August 1-4 (Ferguson Hall): 2106 4th St S, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

August 5 (Schmitt Music): 7800 Harmony Dr, Bloomington, MN 55439.


Please contact Emily Brewer, DMA student and camp coordinator, at this email address.