Wyoming Saxofluticon (formerly Wyoming Flute Day) is a day-long celebration of all things flute and saxophone! Run by Dr. Nicole Riner, Visiting Assistant Professor of Flute at University of Wyoming, and Dr. Scott Turpen, Professor of Saxophone at University of Wyoming, this annual fall semester event includes individual master classes on All-State audition material for each instrument and general workshops for all, with topics ranging from practicing effectively to conquering performance anxiety and wellness issues like breathing and physical health. Rotating locations ensure that every corner of the state is reached. UW faculty and students perform and serve as mentors throughout the day, and all participants have the option of performing in the flute choir or saxophone ensemble for the gala concert. For ages 13 and up; registration and lunch are always free.

Saxofluticon is generously sponsored by University of Wyoming Department of Music and Cultural Outreach Programs

Saxofluticon FAQs

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Thunder Basin HS, Gillette WY


Wyoming Flute Day/Saxofluticon locations:

  • 2011: Lander (first year of Flute Day)

  • 2012: Rock Springs

  • 2013: Cody

  • 2014: Gillette (CCHS)

  • 2015: Laramie (first year of Saxofluticon)

  • 2016: Rock Springs

  • 2017: Laramie

  • 2018: Casper

  • 2019: Laramie

  • 2020: cancelled

  • 2021: cancelled

The flute choir at Saxoflutison '15

The flute choir at Saxofluticon '15.

Wondering what goes into Wyoming Flute Day / Saxofluticon each year? Read Dr. Riner's article published in the February 2013 issue of Flute Talk Magazine, "Hosting a Flute Day", here!