Twin Cities Saxophone Camp
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.
|Tuesday||5:00 – 7:00 pm, Registration
7:30 pm, Opening Concert
|Wednesday||Classes begin at 9:00 am|
|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
- Dr. Preston Duncan, Director, and U of M School of Music Saxophone Faculty
- Steve Cole
- Special Guest, Leo P, for Saturday at Schmitt Music
- Emily Brewer, DMA student and camp coordinator
- Mary Jo Gothmann, collaborative pianist
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
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.