Professional Growth and Enrichment

Carolina Saxophone Camp

 Carolina Saxophone Camp- Details for 2018 coming soon!

Assembly Quartet

The Assembly Quartet invites you to attend the Carolina Saxophone Camp on the campus of Western Carolina University.

Cost: $599, which includes room and board
Undergraduate Commuter/Day Rate: $400
Limited number of scholarships available

Open to all high school and undergraduate saxophonists, this thrilling week of saxophone and music-making is in its fifth year. The Assembly Quartet will serve as artist-faculty for the camp and includes Dr. Adam Estes (The University of Mississippi), Dr. Jeff Heisler (Oakland University), Dr. Matt Younglove (Wayne State University), and Dr. Ian Jeffress of Western Carolina University. This year, the Camp will be held concurrently with the American Trombone Quartet’s Summer Chamber Music Camp, and participants will be able to learn from both chamber ensembles in a variety of settings.

Camp activities include performance in solo, chamber, and ensemble music settings, private lessons, the study of jazz and contemporary techniques, and classes in improving musicianship and performance. Days will also include concerts by the Assembly Quartet, group activities (including a rafting trip through the beautiful Smoky Mountains!), and student performances. This is a wonderful opportunity for all student saxophonists to hone their craft in a week of intense music and fun times!

There are a limited number of scholarships available for this camp. Please contact Ian Jeffress at for more information.

  • 7:00 – Breakfast 
  • 8:00 – Warm up 
  • 8:30 – Large Ensembles 
  • 10:30 – Topics Class 
  • 12:00 – Lunch 
  • 1:00 – Methods Class/Masterclass 
  • 2:00 – Small Ensembles 
  • 3:00 – Practice/Lessons 
  • 4:30 – Small Ensembles 
  • 5:30 – Large Ensemble 
  • 6:30 – Dinner 
  • 7:30 – Concert 
  • 9:00 – Evening Activity (w/ counselors) 
  • 10:00 – Lights Out

* Sunday – PM Check-in, evening welcome concert 
* Tuesday – Base Camp Cullowhee afternoon (rafting) 
* Friday – Half Day, final showcase concert @ noon

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