Saxophone Camps at Shell Lake Arts Center

May 13th, 2014 by

Shell Lake Arts Center Graphic

At Saxophone Summer at the Shell Lake Arts Center, there’s 7 great weeks of playing and studying to choose from, with 19 saxophone faculty artists from classical to jazz.  Shell Lake contact info listed at bottom of post.

Dr. David Branter, Vancouver Community College School of Music, Yamaha Artist

Dr. Preston Duncan, University of Minnesota-Morris, MNSU-Mankato, MacPhail Center for Music

David Herdan, Graduate Assistant at Bowling Green State University

Scott Johnson, Bill Simonsen Orchestra, The Senders

Greg Keel, MacPhail Center for Music, Carleton College, Hamline University, JAZZAX, Selmer Artist

Tom Luer, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, X Factor Orchestra/FOX Network, Queen Latifah, Rico Artist

Dr. David Milne, UW-River Falls, JAZZAX, Ancia Saxophone Quartet, Selmer & Vandoren Artist

Dr. Julia Nolan, University of British Columbia, Yamaha Artist

Brian Olson, Director of Bands at The Blake School of Hopkins and Minneapolis

Sue Orfield, Tiptons Saxophone Quartet, Acoustihoo, Sue Orfield Band, Chippewa Valley Jazz Artist

Don Pashby, Rice Lake Public Schools, Minnesota National Guard 34th Infantry Division Band

Dr. Eugene Rousseau, International Recording Artist, University of Minnesota, Yamaha Artist

Dr. Steve Stusek, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Red Clay Quartet, Selmer & Vandoren Artist

Dr. Kristin Tornehoj, Director of Bands at University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Dr. Javier Valerio, University of Costa Rica, SonSax, P Mauriat & Rico Artist

Michael Walk, JazzMN Big Band, Minnesota Orchestra, JAZZAX, Stillwater Public Schools Band and Jazz X-Tets

Plus the SonSax Quartet from Costa Rica!

2014 Shell Lake Saxophone Camps & Workshops*

Adult Jazz Big Band Weekend: June 13-15 (Keel)

Jazz Ensemble & Combo Camp Week I: June 15-20 (Johnson, Keel, Luer)

Jazz Ensemble & Combo Camp Week II: June 22-27 (Keel, Luer, Orfield, Walk) 

Jazz Improvisation & Combo Camp: June 29-July 4 (Milne)

Middle School Concert Band Camp: July 6-11 (Herdan, Olson, Pashby, Tornehoj)

High School Wind Ensemble Camp: July 6-11 (Herdan, Olson, Pashby, Tornehoj)

Rousseau Saxophone Workshop: August 3-7 (Branter, Duncan, Nolan, Stusek, Rousseau, SonSax Quartet w/Valerio)

Bill Evans Sax Pic

From Bill Evans (saxophone with Miles Davis, Randy Brecker/Soulbop, Don Henley/The Eagles):

“My first real experience learning about jazz and meeting great teachers and players, came about at the summer jazz camps in Shell Lake Wisconsin when I was 13 years old!  I didn’t know it at the time, but the Shell Lake Jazz Camp set the tone for me becoming a musician.  It was a relaxed but serious environment where I was shown the tools needed to pursue a career as a player in the field of jazz.

My mother could not have picked a better place to send me for a starting point as a young musician, to be inspired to learn and play jazz…I was lucky and fortunate at the same time!  I would recommend Shell Lake to anyone seriously interested in taking their instrument to a higher level.”

Shell Lake Arts Center

Box 315, 802 First Street, Shell Lake WI 54871


*Please note: Due to unplanned scheduling conflicts, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any specific artist.

1 Comment »

  1. I grew up around Shell Lake. Several of my friends went to this camp and went on to play professionally. Very positive experience! Impressive faculty and alumni.

    Comment by — May 14, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

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