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The Clarinet and Saxophone Workshop will be held July 28-August 1, 2014

The Siskiyou Saxophone Workshop draws middle school, high school, college students and adults from across America and as far away as China. The workshop offers a “music school” experience, with classes in theory, history, and unique master classes such as yoga for musicians, classical saxophone performance, and jazz improvisation. Performance opportunities include chamber music in a saxophone quartet, a saxophone orchestra featuring bass through sopranino saxophones, solo master classes and an opportunity for a private lesson. The workshop accepts complete, pre-existing saxophone quartets or 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 culminates with a Thursday evening Saxophone Orchestra concert and a Friday chamber ensemble recital in the SOU Music Recital Hall. Midweek the workshop takes a break with an optional afternoon rafting trip on the famed Rogue River or to see a play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.








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

Workshop Faculty Globe Saxophone Quartet

The internationally renowned Globe Saxophone Quartet brings 15 years of performance experience to the Siskiyou Saxophone Workshop. Members of the Globe—Rhett Bender, Jennifer Turpen, Scott Turpen and John Bleuel—are professors of saxophone at universities in Oregon, Wyoming and Georgia, and have had extensive residencies at the Taiwan National University of the Arts, National Chengchi University in Taipei, Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, and Sichuan Conservatory of Classical Music in Chengdu, China. Globe Saxophone Quartet concerts feature the beautiful and multi-faceted timbre of four saxophones, with musical styles running the gamut of classical, jazz and world music. Each summer, Globe serves as faculty-in-residence at the Siskiyou Saxophone Workshop. The members of the Globe Saxophone Quartet are Yamaha Performing Artists and perform on Rousseau Mouthpieces.

Schedule and Daily Activity

Click here to view the schedule from 2010 The schedule will be updated as details are determined

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.