Hello! It is my pleasure to announce the 2nd annual Georgia Saxophone Retreat! Join me May 31 - June 6, 2020, alongside fellow saxophonists and educators Dr. Shawna Pennock of The University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Brandyn Taylor of Reinhardt University, for a week-long intensive saxophone retreat. GSR is an overnight saxophone camp taking place within beautiful Unicoi State Park in 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 Yamaha courtesy of Yamaha USA, 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, Dr. Christopher Creviston of Arizona State University joining us this year! Dr. Creviston will join us for part of the retreat to present masterclasses, work with retreat participants, and present a recital. You can learn more about Dr. Creviston here.
Registration includes overnight accommodations, all meals, group lessons with each 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 3 for Dr. Creviston's masterclasses, workshops, and evening recital.
For registration fees and more info click here.Registration deadline is May 22, 2020.
Hope to see you there!
Matthew Hess, Camp Director
Georgia Saxophone Retreat is made possible by the following sponsors - Thank You!