The Young Saxophonist’s Institute is a Texas based music summer camp that provides fun and educationally enriching experiences for middle and high school saxophone students. During the week, students will participate in chamber ensembles, saxophone choirs, and masterclasses, which cover topics like tone, technique, saxophone history, and region audition preparation.
We invite you to join us this summer at one of our camp locations in Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth!
Each year our camps aim to provide students with awesome musical experiences through individualized and group instruction from professional saxophonists. During the camps, our teachers break down important fundamentals through master classes covering tone quality, articulation, breathing, technique, and musicality. Every student will have the opportunity to play one-on-one and to receive instruction from one of our highly qualified camp instructors. Along with master classes on fundamentals, students will study what it takes to really prepare a piece of music for region band tryouts or solo and ensemble contest.
In addition to time in the master classes, every student will be in a saxophone quartet or quintet. Each ensemble will have a camp instructor assigned to them who has in-depth saxophone quartet experience and a wealth of knowledge about the application of fundamentals in a small ensemble.
At the Young Saxophonist’s Institute, we spend time playing a variety of music that saxophone players will encounter. Many young saxophonists do not get the opportunity to play with more than 4 or 5 saxophones at a time. Because of that, our large ensembles is perhaps the most memorable of all of our activities. All students participate in the Large Saxophone Ensemble, which is an ensemble comprised of soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones. If students usually play these instruments during the year, they have the option to play a different saxophone for the camp. For example, if a student plays the baritone saxophone in band, they may be able to play the tenor saxophone during the Large Saxophone Ensemble.
The price of all camps is $300 if you sign up before May 15th. In addition to receiving instruction from professional saxophonists, each student will receive lunch, written material exercises and material to aid in their yearly studies, a camp T-shirt, and access to recordings of the final concert.