Earlier this month I had the pleasure of teaching at the E. Rousseau Saxophone Workshop at the Shell Lake Arts Camp. It was a fantastic week of making music with wonderful students and faculty. Over the course of the week, all thirty six students received a lesson with the six faculty members as well as participated in chamber ensembles and a large saxophone choir. There were also a variety of masterclasses and general sessions on various saxophone topics such as extended techniques and practice techniques. Every student got an opportunity to perform their works on the student recitals at the end of the week, and the faculty performed at the beginning of the week. Monday night was a special concert honoring the late Thomas Liley, a terrific colleague and teacher who was involved with the SLAC summer workshop for many years. Below is a picture of David Branter, Julia Nolan, Preston Duncan and myself playing a saxophone quartet on that concert. It was a terrific week working with some exceptional musicians, and I am already looking forward to next year!
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