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The Saxophone Workshop will be held July 28-30, 2014


TUITION only $150


from 9AM-5PM, July 28-30

The Siskiyou Saxophone Workshop is open for middle school, high school, college students and adults. It has drawn students from across America and as far away as China. The three day workshop offers a “music school” experience, with classes in arranging, history, and unique master classes such as yoga for musicians, classical saxophone performance, and jazz improvisation. Performance opportunities include the saxophone orchestra featuring bass through sopranino saxophones and performing on a classical or jazz master classes. The workshop accepts individual students on all saxophones. Students will play soprano, alto, tenor or baritone, or may be selected to play exotic saxophones like the bass or sopranino. The week includes concerts with the New World Saxophone Quartet from China, Mazama Saxophone Quartet, guest jazz artist Tony Hayes and the workshop Saxophone Orchestra concert in the SOU Music Recital Hall.





Guest jazz artist Tony Hayes was born in NC and grew up in Charlotte. In 1983 he moved to Boston on a music scholarship to study saxophone at Berklee College of Music. While in New England, Tony met and studied voice with Dante Pavone and sax with Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone. During the summer of 1984, he did a summer tour of France and Germany with an original jazz group called Blue Lips. Once his degree was finished, Tony moved to Los Angeles where he played various shows including opening night for the Phantom of the Opera and a theatrical show called Night Dreams, which took Tony to Las Vegas and San Francisco as a singer, actor and saxophone player. Also, during this time, Tony taught at the Faunt School of Creative Music and played the local jazz clubs.

Tony Hayes recently relocated to the Rogue Valley to pursue a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance at Southern Oregon University.


For additional information email workshop director Dr. Rhett Bender at or call 541.708-1SAX.

Workshop Faculty Mazama Saxophone Quartet, Jazz Artist Tony Hayes and Professor Li Yusheng of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music.

 2014 is a 3 day workshop

Click here for the Schedule

To see photographs and video of the 2010 Siskiyou Saxophone Workshop click here

To see photographs and video of the 2009 Siskiyou Saxophone Workshop click here.