• March, 2015
  • Mixed Woodwind Ensemble
    2 Mar 2015 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Mixed Woodwind Ensemble, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


    Clarimania
    12 Mar 2015 12:45 PM - 03:00 PM

    Small clarinet group, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


    Clarinet Play- In
    15 Mar 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Clarinet ensemble, led by CLASAX President JoAnn Griffiths.


    Mixed Woodwind Ensemble
    16 Mar 2015 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Mixed Woodwind Ensemble, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


    VCE Clarinet and Saxophone afternoon
    22 Mar 2015 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Venue: TBA

    Who should go: students in years 10, 11 and 12 who are studying or intending to study VCE Music on clarinet or saxophone and their teachers.

    Presenter: Neville Shade and Monty McKenzie

    Following a highly successful VCE Saxophone afternoon in 2013 with Dr Michael Lichnovsky and VCE Clarinet afternoon in 2014 with Megan George, we are running concurrent sessions for both VCE clarinet and saxophone in 2015. These sessions will include performances of a selection of works from the VCE Music Performance Prescribed List, discussion of the criteria students will be marked on and discussion of strategies for successful preparation in Units 1-4 VCE Music..

    Registrations for this event are NOW OPEN and Close on March 10th.

     


    Clarimania
    26 Mar 2015 12:45 PM - 03:00 PM

    Small clarinet group, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


    Mixed Woodwind Ensemble
    30 Mar 2015 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Mixed Woodwind Ensemble, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


  • April, 2015
  • Saxophone Play-In
    5 Apr 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Saxophone ensemble, directed by Ross Chapman.


    Junior CLASAX Day
    10 Apr 2015 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Venue: TBA

    Who should go: Students who have been playing for more than 12 months, and are below or at AMEB Grade 4 standard on clarinet or saxophone.

    Presenters: Ben Snowdon

    After successfully running four Junior Clarinet Days since 2012 (three in Melbourne and one in Ballarat), CLASAX will again be running this exciting day for beginning reed players.

    The focus of the day is not on developing virtuosic, Julian Bliss-esque skills on the clarinet, but on exploring the instrument, developing fundamental skills in a series of fun workshops, and enjoying playing in a large instrumental group. In previous years, we have found that this has been the first ensemble experience for a number of students who had been attending private lessons away from their school. The day culminates with a showcase for family and friends to show what the students have been working on. This event just about reached capacity with 34 participants last year, so make sure you get your registration in early!

     


    Clarimania
    16 Apr 2015 12:45 PM - 03:00 PM

    Small clarinet group, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


    Clarinet Play- In
    19 Apr 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Clarinet ensemble, led by CLASAX President JoAnn Griffiths.


    Mixed Woodwind Ensemble
    20 Apr 2015 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Mixed Woodwind Ensemble, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


    Clarimania
    30 Apr 2015 12:45 PM - 03:00 PM

    Small clarinet group, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


  • May, 2015
  • Saxophone Play-In
    3 May 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Saxophone ensemble, directed by Ross Chapman.


    Mixed Woodwind Ensemble
    4 May 2015 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Mixed Woodwind Ensemble, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


    Clarimania
    7 May 2015 12:45 PM - 03:00 PM

    Small clarinet group with JoAnn Griffiths.


    Clarinet Play- In
    17 May 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Clarinet ensemble, led by CLASAX President JoAnn Griffiths.


    Mixed Woodwind Ensemble
    18 May 2015 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Mixed Woodwind Ensemble, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


    Clarimania
    21 May 2015 12:45 PM - 03:00 PM

    Small clarinet group with JoAnn Griffiths.


  • June, 2015
  • Mixed Woodwind Ensemble
    1 Jun 2015 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Mixed Woodwind Ensemble, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


    Clarimania
    4 Jun 2015 12:45 PM - 03:00 PM

    Small clarinet group with JoAnn Griffiths.


    Annual Performance Competition
    12 Jun 2015 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Who should go: clarinet and saxophone students who wish to perform solo or in like instrument groups.

    Adjudicators: TBA

    A highlight of the CLASAX calendar for many years has been the Performance Competition. This is an excellent opportunity for students to “air” pieces being prepared for exams, get feedback from our adjudicators on their performances, and perform in front of a supportive and friendly audience. Solo sections will be run from 10 years and under up to Open (no age limit), and Ensembles will be from Primary School up to 18 years and under. Prizes will be awarded in each section, and all participants will receive a written critique on their performance.

     


    Annual Performance Competition
    13 Jun 2015 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Who should go: clarinet and saxophone students who wish to perform solo or in like instrument groups.

    Adjudicators: TBA

    A highlight of the CLASAX calendar for many years has been the Performance Competition. This is an excellent opportunity for students to “air” pieces being prepared for exams, get feedback from our adjudicators on their performances, and perform in front of a supportive and friendly audience. Solo sections will be run from 10 years and under up to Open (no age limit), and Ensembles will be from Primary School up to 18 years and under. Prizes will be awarded in each section, and all participants will receive a written critique on their performance.


    Clarinet Play-In
    14 Jun 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Clarinet Ensemble directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


    Saxophone Play-In
    14 Jun 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Saxophone Ensemble directed by Ross Chapman.


    Mixed Woodwind Ensemble
    15 Jun 2015 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Mixed Woodwind Ensemble, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


    Clarimania
    18 Jun 2015 12:45 PM - 03:00 PM

    Small clarinet group with JoAnn Griffiths.


    CLASAX Mid-year concert
    19 Jun 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Who should go: all audience members with an interest in clarinet and saxophone music, and members who wish to perform to such an audience

    The CLASAX Mid-year and End-of-Year Concerts are always a great evening for audience and performers alike. Both concerts feature the CLASAX Play-In ensembles, and are joined in June by prizewinners from the Performance Competition and in November by other interested performers. Each concert concludes with a delicious afternoon tea and a chat!

     

     

     


  • July, 2015
  • Saxophone Play-In
    5 Jul 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Saxophone Ensemble directed by Ross Chapman.


    Clarinet Play-In
    19 Jul 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Clarinet Ensemble, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


  • August, 2015
  • Professional Development Session with Ian Morgan
    2 Aug 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Who should go: Clarinet and saxophone teachers

    Presenter: Ian Morgan

    An opportunity to discuss any or all areas of clarinet and saxophone teaching with colleagues, led by CLASAX Patron Ian Morgan (former MSO associate principal clarinet, AMEB Chair of Woodwind Examining Panel, experienced teacher). We know that instrumental teaching can be a bit lonely, with little opportunity to brainstorm with others – this is your chance to see how others are teaching, as well as to ask any burning questions you may have.

     


    Saxophone Play-In
    2 Aug 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Saxophone Ensemble directed by Ross Chapman.


    Clarinet Play-In
    16 Aug 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Clarinet Ensemble, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


    Super Sax Sunday
    30 Aug 2015 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Venue: TBA

    Who should go: Saxophonists of all ages and abilities.

    Clinician: James Nightingale

    CLASAX have been running Super Sax Sunday annually since 2012, with renowned clinicians such as  Ian Godfrey, Martin Hemingway, Jessica Voigt and Dr Stephen Page. In 2015, we are excited to welcome saxophonist James Nightingale from New South Wales.

    The day will include ensemble playing, masterclasses, recitals and seminars on a variety of different saxophone topics – something for everybody! Bring your saxophones.

    About James Nightingale:

    James Nightingale (BMus, MMus, PhD) is the alto saxophonist with Australia’s premier saxophone quartet, Continuum Sax. He is highly sought-after as a soloist and ensemble player both in Australia and internationally, and has released a solo CD (Drive) and three albums with Continuum Sax, all featuring predominantly Australian works.

    James has extensive experience as a saxophone teacher and examiner, including fourteen years as a member of the part-time casual staff at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (1996-2009). He was engaged by the Australian Music Examinations Board to be the consultant editor for the AMEB Saxophone Series 2 grade books (released in 2008). He currently teaches saxophone at Sydney Grammar School.

     

     


  • September, 2015
  • Saxophone Play-In
    13 Sep 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Saxophone ensemble, directed by Ross Chapman.


    Clarinet Play-In
    20 Sep 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Clarinet Ensemble, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


  • October, 2015
  • Saxophone Play-In
    4 Oct 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Saxophone ensemble directed by Ross Chapman.


    Clarinet Play-In
    18 Oct 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Clarinet Ensemble, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


  • November, 2015
  • Saxophone Play-In
    8 Nov 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Saxophone ensemble directed by Ross Chapman.


    Clarinet Play-In
    15 Nov 2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Clarinet Ensemble, directed by JoAnn Griffiths.


    End-of-year Concert
    22 Nov 2015 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Who should go: all audience members with an interest in clarinet and saxophone music, and members who wish to perform to such an audience

    The CLASAX Mid-year and End-of-Year Concerts are always a great evening for audience and performers alike. Both concerts feature the CLASAX Play-In ensembles, and are joined in June by prizewinners from the Performance Competition and in November by other interested performers. Each concert concludes with a delicious afternoon tea and a chat!

    A call for performers for the end of year concert appear in the August issue of the CLASAX magazine, but it’s never too early to start thinking about your performances for 2015.