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40th New England Saxophone Symposium & Competition

Lynn Klock, former faculty & guest saxophonist
Prof. Emeritus Lynn Klock, guest saxophonist

Sat. April 15, All Day, Bezanson Hall, Bromery Center for the Arts, FREE

40th Annual New England Saxophone Symposium & Competition
Jonathan Hulting-Cohen & Felipe Salles, hosts 
Please Register so that we will know you're coming! (Breakfast & lunch provided to pre-registrants)   

Featuring guests, UMass Saxophone Professor Emeritus Lynn Klock and jazz artist Braxton Cook

Anyone regardless of level can play in the Symposium Saxophone Ensemble.

Schedule for the Symposium, April 15 (all events in Bezanson Hall unless otherwise noted):

Braxton Cook
Jazz guest artist Braxton Cook

Registration =>  (Breakfast & lunch provided to pre-registrants)

8:30am - Free Breakfast with Presentation by D'Addario Woodwinds
9:30am - Symposium Sax Ensemble rehearsal
10:30am - Classical Saxophone Competition sponsored by Gerry's Music Shop
11:30am - Lynn Klock Master Class
12:30pm - Presentation of Awards followed by provided lunch in Falcetti Music Lobby
1pm - Visit our Vendors!
2pm - Classical Recital featuring Lynn Klock and the Zach Robarge Quartet
3pm - Jazz clinic (Braxton Cook)
4pm - Panel Discussion
5pm - Participant Concert (including Symposium Sax Ensemble)
6pm - Dinner break
7:30pm - Jazz Concert, featuring Braxton Cook with UMass jazz faculty combo

High School Classical Competition timeline:
 - First round application due March 1, 2023
 - Notification of advancement to the finals, March 15
 - Finals take place at the Symposium, April 15
Competition information link =>
Prizes include $300 gift cards and a special performance opportunity.

Also join us for the Wind Ensemble/Symphony Band concert on Friday, April 14 at 7:30pm with soloist Felipe Salles

Sponsors: D'Addario Woodwinds, Conn-Selmer, Gerry's Music Shop, BG, Sax Gadgets, UMass Arts Council, Department of Music & Dance, College of Humanities & Fine Arts

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