Hello! It is my pleasure to announce the inaugural Georgia Saxophone Retreat! Join me June 9-15, 2019, alongside fellow saxophonists and educators Shawna Pennock of The University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Brandyn Taylor of Georgia State University, for a week-long intensive saxophone retreat. GSR is an overnight saxophone camp taking place within beautiful Unicoi State Park just outside of Helen, GA.
We welcome advanced middle and high school saxophonists to participate in the retreat. Students will participate in clinics and masterclasses focused on classical and jazz fundamentals, solo, chamber music, and large ensemble playing, All-State preparation, equipment, and more! Individualized instruction, saxophone quartets, and The GSR Saxophone Ensemble will add daily practice, rehearsal, and performance to the experience. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the full line of professional saxophones provided by Conn-Selmer (Selmer Paris and Yanagisawa) courtesy of Ponce De Leon Music, as well as reeds, mouthpieces, and accessories courtesy of Vandoren.
We are honored to have extra special guest, Professor Taimur Sullivan of Northwestern University joining us this year! Professor Sullivan will join us for part of the retreat to present masterclasses, work with retreat participants, and present a recital. You can learn more about Professor Sullivan here.
Registration includes overnight accommodations, all meals, one 30-minute private lesson with one of our camp instructors, one outdoor adventure activity (zip lining, archery, water activities, etc.), a Georgia Saxophone Retreat T-shirt, and complimentary products courtesy of Vandoren.
We are pleased to offer a Day Pass for interested college students and professionals. Day Pass participants are welcome to join GSR on Wednesday, June 12 for special guest Taimur Sullivan's masterclasses, workshops, and evening recital.
For registration fees and more info click here.Registration deadline is May 24, 2019.
Hope to see you there!
Matthew Hess, Camp Director
Georgia Saxophone Retreat is made possible by the following sponsors - Thank You!