Friday, June 28, 2019

Congratulations to Our 2019 Graduates

Warmest wishes for your success, dear graduating students of the Saxophone Class of 2019. A special note of recognition to Matthew for graduating With Distinction!

Matthew has been accepted into the PDP Program at UVic. Michelle has been accepted into the teacher certification program at UBC.

Both Matthew and Michelle possess a wealth of skill in additional performance areas. Matthew has distinguished himself as Assistant Conductor of the Don Wright Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and conducted the UVic Saxophone Ensemble (Cuban Overture). He is also a competent guitarist. Michelle is a highly skilled pianist. She accompanied UVic Vocal Jazz on several occasions and conducted the UVic Saxophone Ensemble (Cascades) this past year.

As members of the highly engaged and accomplished Sobremesa Saxophone Quartet, they were finalists and winners of the Victoria Performing Arts Festival.

Michael and Kayla will be completing their undergraduate studies this coming September.

Composition (continuing)

B.Mus. (Music Education)

Music Education (continuing)

B.Mus. with Distinction (Music Education)

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Gift of Music Scores

On several occasions, the University of Victoria Saxophone Studio has been the recipient of generous donations of instruments and scores.

Recently, the Saxophone Studio has accepted with sincere gratitude the generous donation of several ensemble scores by Maestro Giuseppe Pietraroia, Conductor-in-Residence for both Pacific Opera Victoria and the Victoria Symphony.

Thank you, Maestro (Joey), for your kind and generous donation! The scores will be catalogued, preserved, and put to good use.

Monday, January 28, 2019

4FEB019 Victoria Symphony Orchestra: Goodyear - Callaloo

Popular pianist Stewart Goodyear returns to perform his own jazz infused, upbeat concerto for piano and orchestra, Callaloo.

February 4, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Masterworks Monday
Royal Theatre
805 Broughton Street

Wendell A. Clanton, Alto Saxophone
Assistant Teaching Professor

2013 World Premiere • Omar Khayyam In Belfast

2013 World Premiere • Omar Khayyam In Belfast
UVic 50th Anniversary Faculty Concert

Alex Richards

Alex Richards

Faculty and Students in Concert

Given the high standard of performance demonstrated by our students, it is not uncommon that the most advanced students join faculty members in recital. Faculty chamber concerts have included graduate and undergraduate students alongside their professors (La Creation du Monde by D. Milhaud; Quest by G. Crumb). Graduate pianist Eva Hodge and her teacher Mr. Bruce Vogt, the distinguished teacher and performer of Listz's works, joined Mr. Clanton on Graham Fitkin's Hard Fairy (soprano saxophone and two pianos), as well as for the performance of several neoclassical and twentieth century works on his 2010 recital.

Vis à Vis Saxophone Quartet

"φ ↓ ψ" or "Joint Denial" or "Neither/Nor" by Nathan Friedman