On Saturday, November 16th, 2013, the Simpson College Department of Music will host its first annual Single Reed Symposium. This day will include many activities for high-school, college, recreational and professional level saxophonists and clarinetists. Master Classes, ensemble choirs, recitals, a workshop on the Alexander Technique by Harvey Thurmer, exhibits (Randy Jones of Tenor Madness) and many guest and featured artists will make this a day to remember!
Directions to the event: Paste "Amy Robertson Music Center, N Buxton St, Indianola, IA" into Google Maps!
This event is free, but participants are asked to pre-register
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9:45AM - Welcome mingle and registration/check in
10:15AM - Opening Potpourri Concert - LEKBERG HALL
11:00-11:45AM - Sax/Clarinet Choir 1st rehearsals directed by Dr. Mike Eckerty and Ben Thompson/Tenor Madness exhibits open now until 4PM (except for the lunch hour). (Saxes in Lekberg, clarinets in Duncan).
12PM - Lunch/Potpourri Concert - BLACK BOX THEATRE - No Pianos Allowed!/Tenor Madness booth CLOSED
1PM-1:45PM - Alexander Technique master class with Harvey Thurmer/RICO Reeds presentation with Kristen McKeon/Tenor Madness booth open. Lekberg/Madsen
1:45-2:30PM - Simpson College Auditions (see Dr. Camwell)/Instrument repair session with Randy Jones/Mcgee Reed making and adjustment session/Tenor Madness booth open. Lekberg/Madsen
2:30-3:15PM - Sax/Clarinet Choir 2nd rehearsals directed by Dr. Mike Eckerty and Ben Thompson/Tenor Madness booth open. (Saxes in Lekberg, clarinets in Duncan)
3:15-4:15PM - Blake McGee (Clarinet)/Scott Turpen (Saxophone) Master Classes (college levels)/Tenor Madness booth open. (Lekberg/Duncan)
Saxophone Master Class with Dr. Scott Turpen (Lekberg)
All saxophonists accompanied by Prof. Bernard McDonald
1. Josh Lacher - UNI - Dubois Concerto M1
2. Katelyn McKone - SC - Ibert M1
3. Garrett Freeman - UNI - Fantaisie by Denis Bedard
4. Steven Best - SC - Creston M2
Clarinet Master Class with Dr. Blake McGee (Duncan)
All clarinetists accompanied by Ms. Emma McKirdy
1. Cody Parmley - SC - Weber Concertino
2. Emma Jones - SC - Muczynski Time Pieces - 4th mvt.
3. Sabrina Fox - SC - Rimsky-Korsakov Clarinet Concerto
Confirmed guest artists include:
Scott Turpen - University of Wyoming
Michele Gingras - Miami University of Ohio
Blake McGee - University of Wyoming
Stephen Page - Colorado Mesa University