The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Saturday, March 28th in Bezanson Recital Hall

All Audiences Welcome!

Featuring Special Guest Artists:

Related image  Otis Murphy   

                                             Adam Larson                                         Otis Murphy                                      Haruko Murphy


Registration Now Open for 2020

On-Site Registration available at all events

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

The 38th Annual New England Saxophone Festival & Competition features top-flight classical and jazz guest artists, Otis and Haruko Murphy and Adam Larson, 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:

  • 6th Annual Gerry's Music Shop 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 Otis Murphy and Adam Larson
  • 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!  

Tickets and Online Registration

Full Symposium Pass: $30 (includes lunch and all events)

Umass Students with ID Free

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


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  1. Felipe Salles
  2. Related image Adam Larson
  3.  Otis Murphy Otis Murphy
  4. Haruko Murphy
  5.  Jonathan

Also Featuring

  1.  Nadine Shank
  2. Shigefumi Tomita
  3. Thomas Giampietr