Registration for Spring 2020 Hawai'i High School Saxophone Ensemble
The Hawaii Saxophone Foundationwill hold auditions for the third annual Hawaii High School Saxophone Ensemble. Students will have the opportunity to work with Hawaii’s top saxophone music educators and professionals. Students will rehearse weekly in preparation for a concert with the University of Hawaii Saxophone Choir.
Audition is December 15, 2019, 10am at Moanalua Middle School Band Room. Auditions are open to all high school saxophonists with a minimum of 2 years experience. (Middle school saxophonists are eligible to audition upon recommendation of their band director or private instructor).
Audition material will consist of:
Tuition fee for members is $75 dollars. There is a $10 dollar non-refundable audition fee.
Students accepted into the program will have this fee applied to the cost of tuition.
Students must provide instruments for participation (privately owned or from schools). Students may be asked to double on other saxophones.
Participants are required to attend weekly rehearsals in preparation for concert activities. Attendance is mandatory. Absences will be excused only for illness or family emergency. Missing 2 or more rehearsals will be grounds for expulsion.
All rehearsals are on Sundays, 10:00am - 11:30am
Rehearsal dates (Subject to Change):
Sunday, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020
Sunday, Feb 2, 9, 15, 23, 2020
Rehearsal location: Moanalua Middle School Band Room
Sunday, December 15, 2019: Audition, 9:00am-12:30pm
Sunday, January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020: Rehearsal, 9:00am-12:00pm
Sunday, February 2, 9, 15, 23, 2020: Rehearsal, 9:00am-12:00pm
Sunday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020: Rehearsal, 9:00am-12:00pm
Dress rehearsal: TBA Orvis Auditorium, UH music department
Concert: Monday March 2, 2020 Time TBA Orvis Auditorium
(with UH Saxophone Choir)
Arizona State University saxophone professor Christopher Creviston had an outstanding debut concert at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Orvis Auditorium on Monday, October 7, 2019. On Thursday, he held a masterclass at Punahou School, Montague Hall, and shared his insights on "Learning to Manipulate the Saxophone". It was a pleasure to have Mr. Creviston share his music and saxophone mastery with us!
Mr. Creviston has performed in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Apollo Theatre and Prince's Paisley Park. He is respected around the world as a saxophonist with the utmost control and artistry. As soloist and with the Capitol Quartet, he has been featured before some of the most respected ensembles in North America, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Symphony. He has held positions at the Crane School of Music, the University of Windsor, the University of Michigan, and is currently on faculty at Arizona State University. Creviston is President of the North American Saxophone Alliance and a Yamaha Artist.
Howard Tamashiro is an Audiologist Specialist in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 2000. His practice of over 25 years has covered a diverse array of experiences in audiology. He is certified by the American Academy of Audiology, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and the American Speech & Hearing Association. Doctor Tamashiro discussed the topic of hearing protection and explain the long term care for hearing and options to protect hearing.
The Hawaii Saxophone Foundation proudly presents two guest lecturers: Audiologist Dr. Howard Tamashiro and Saxophonist Christopher Creviston.
Dr. Tamashiro will talk about care and protection of your hearing; an essential tool for all musicians.
There will be two FREE Masterclasses for this Hearing Protection Masterclass:
Monday, September 23, 2019
UH Band Room (Room 108)
2411 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI
Monday, September 30, 2019
Pearl City H.S. Band Room
2100 Hookiekie Street, Pearl City, HI
Christopher Creviston will present a Masterclass on "Learning to Manipulate the Saxophone".
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Montague Hall, Punahou School
1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu, HI
Mr. Creviston will also be giving his Hawai'i debut performance at UH Orvis auditorium.
Monday, October 7, 2019
Orvis Auditorium, UH Music Department
Tickets: $14 general/ $10 UH ID, seniors
Purchase online at UH Music Dept website:
Heralded as "a musical of the highest caliber", emerging saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer/arranger Nicholas May has been recognized as an outstanding musician from a young age. A native lot Lincoln, Nebraska, he has won or been a finalist in numerous state, national, and international competitions.
In the spring of 2017, Nicholas was a featured soloist with the Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra as winner of the T. Gordon Parks Concerto Competition. He has appeared as a guest artist and soloist with the Classical Saxophone Project, Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, and UNL Wind Ensemble, and performs frequently in regional theater productions as a woodwind artist.
Nicholas May is an Adjunct instructor at Mid Plains Community College in McCook, Nebraska where he teaches applied clarinet and saxophone lessons. He received his M.M. from the University of Kansas, and his B.M. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has studied privately with clarinetist, Dr. Robert Walzel, saxophonists Harvey Pittel and Matt Otto, and Rebecca Fischer, former violinist of the Chiara String Quartet. Nicholas is a Silverstein Works Pro Team Artist.
Make a donation to the Hawaii Saxophone Foundation
The Hawaii Saxophone Foundation is a non-profit organization created to raise the level of awareness and education of the saxophone in Hawaii. Plans to achieve this will be by commissioning new compositions, hosting clinicians for workshops and concerts, providing college scholarships and eventually providing instruments to schools in need.