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Saxophone Camp 2024

We have limited space for this camp and it always fills up – please register early!

 

Directed by

Richard Page & Catherine Gendron

Masterclasses with:

Mike Tremblay & Petr Cancura

CRIUS SAXOPHONE QUARTET


Date: July 8-12, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday Afternoon:  Saxophone Concert

Maximum camp size:  24

Fee: $500 (non-refundable)

Location: Alcorn Music Studios, 953 Gladstone Avenue

Registration Deadline: June 14, 2024

Who can register? Any saxophonist with one year experience for students grades 7 to 12.


To register: email form & e-transfer to accounting@alcornmusicstudios.ca

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What it’s all about…

  • Rehearse and perform with a quartet or quintet

  • Quartets will be formed based on students age and skill level.

  • Students will work through challenging material of varying styles, and will perform at a public concert at the end of the week.

Jazz Improvisation Workshops

  • Students will be divided into beginner and intermediate/advanced classes, and sessions will be aimed at developing specific improvising techniques.

  • Players will be given a theoretical approach, then learn to apply it to a blues, modal, and standard repertoire.

  • Participate in a jam session and accompanied by professional musicians.

Masterclasses

The Crius Saxophone Quartet members, Mike Tremblay, Petr Cancura, Catherine Gendron and Richard Page, will each host a Masterclass special session where they will deal with various topics as they relate specifically to the saxophone, including practice, performance techniques, developing a solo, and tone control..

Saxophone Choir and Chamber Groups

  • There are two or three chamber groups, each of a different size.

  • The largest ensemble is the saxophone choir.

Sight-Reading Sessions

Intermediate and advanced sessions for students to learn how to improve their sight-reading skills.

Special notes…

  • Students must provide their own instrument. (exceptions apply for baritone sax)

  • All rehearsal, workshops and masterclasses will be held at Alcorn Music Studios

  • Those students new to the camp may be required to participate in an informal placement audition at the beginning of camp.

We supply:

  • all music and a music folder.

  • t-shirts.

  • overnight instrument lock up.

What to bring:

  • your instrument.

  • your own reeds.

  • your lunch or signed permission to leave the premises and purchase lunch nearby.

  • refillable water bottle.

 

Saxophone Camp Concert will take place on the Friday afternoon at a nearby location.
 

Have questions?  please call us! 613-729-0693 or email: info@alcornmusicstudios.com

 

About The Crius Saxophone Quartet

The Crius Saxophone Quartet blends the freedom of jazz, the precision of classical music, the intricacies of chamber music, and the groove of contemporary music to bring their audiences a unique, and exciting sound. 

This collective of four saxophonists – Catherine Gendron – soprano saxophone, Mike Tremblay – alto saxophone, Petr Cancura – tenor saxophone, and Richard Page – baritone saxophone, bring their individual voices, and experiences from a wide array of musical settings. 

Listen as the Crius Quartet switches gears from saxophone quartet classics, to modern compositions, to original works which add to the saxophone quartet canon. 

Whatever music the group presents, the Crius Saxophone Quartet’s approach becomes infused with the music which is captivating for both the audience, and the performers.

Thank you to MusiCare for providing bari’s and sopranos.

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