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Saturday, March 30th in Bezanson Recital Hall

All Audiences Welcome!

Registration Open Now for 2019

On-Site Registration available at all events

High School Competition | College Showcase | Community Saxophone Ensemble | Travel Information | Accessibility

The 37th Annual New England Saxophone Festival & Competition features top-flight classical and jazz guest artists, Connie Frigo and Claire Daly, as well as UMass professors, Jonathan Hulting-Cohen and Felipe Salles in concert and clinic. Designed to give lay and professional audiences insight into the inner workings of saxophone performance, the Festival is presented in friendly fashion to one and all. Highlights include:

  • 5th Annual High School Saxophone Competition, featuring some of the Northeast’s brightest saxophone stars.
  • College Showcase, featuring high level performers from New England's fantastic saxophone programs.
  • New England Saxophone Festival Ensemble, directed by Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, is open to amateur, high school, and collegiate saxophonists of all ages and abilities.
  • Clinics by Connie Frigo and Claire Daly
  • Hulting-Cohen-Salles joint master class on saxophone fundamentals

We are grateful to our product sponsors for their support. Please try their latest equipment at their booths.

Apply Today for the Jazz and Classical High School solo competitions!  Deadline has been extended until Friday, February 8, 2019

Tickets and Online Registration

Full Symposium Pass: $30, $15 for UMass students with ID (includes lunch and all events)

4pm UMass Faculty Concert: Free and Open to Public

7pm Guest Artist Concert: Free and Open to Public

4+ non-UMass students register for $95 total, including free teacher admission



Sponsors: Eastman Winds

Additional support from: JodyJazz Mouthpieces


  1. Felipe Salles
  2.  Claire Daly
  3.  Connie Frigo
  4. Jonathan

Also Featuring

  1.  Angela Jones-Reus
  2.  Nadine Shank
  3. Shigefumi Tomita
  4. Thomas Giampietro
  5.  Chris Keefe

8:00am Registration and Sponsors Booths Open. Breakfast available.

8:30am New England Saxophone Fest Ensemble Rehearsal in Room 44

9:30am Saxophone Clinic with Professors Hulting-Cohen and Salles

10:30am Competitions: Jazz competition in Room 36, Classical in BZN

11:15 New England Colleges Showcase Presented by Yamaha

12:15 Lunch (Announcement of Competition Winners and Presentations by Conn-Selmer and Yamaha)

1pm Sponsor Visits

1:30 Connie Frigo Clinic

2:30 Claire Daly Clinic

3:30pm Last Call for Sponsor Visits

4pm UMass Faculty Recital, Sponsor Booths Close

5:30 Dinner

7pm Guest Artists Recital