Sunday August 7th: VCE Masterclass with Dr Michael Lichnovsky at Fintona Girls School, Balwyn.

A great opportunity for students studying VCE saxophone (Units 1-4) to perform in front of an audience and work with Dr Lichnovsky in a masterclass format.

Participants are required to register by Friday July 23rd– registrations will be taken in the order they are received, and the masterclass may fill up before the closing date, so get in quick! Observers (parents, students, teachers) are most welcome.

Flyer here: VCE masterclass 2016 FINAL


VCE Masterclass




Saturday August 27th: Professional Development for teachers with Peter Rickard at Scotch College, Hawthorn.

This session is for clarinet and saxophone teachers of all levels of experience, led by Melbourne music educator Peter Rickard.

1:45pm: Registration

2:00pm: Basic ingredients for good music teaching (including establishing rapport, engaging and motivating students, resources, fundamentals of clarinet and saxophone playing, equipment, playing with accompaniment, first lessons)

3.15pm : Afternoon tea

3.45pm : Basic Repairs and adjustments.

4.30pm: Advanced AMEB and VCE Performance.

Flyer here: PD Day 2016 V2


Professional Development with Peter Rickard




Friday September 23rd: Junior CLASAX Day with Ben Snowdon and Daniel Nealon at Highvale Primary School, Glen Waverley.

This day is for all clarinet and saxophone students who range from beginners to AMEB Grade 4 standard . Students will spend the day as part of an ensemble, led by educators and single reed players Ben Snowdon and Daniel Nealon. Activities will include:

  • Workshops on breathing, tonguing and other techniques.
  • Playing great music in small and large ensembles
  • Making new friends who play clarinet and saxophone
  • Showcasing the day’s activities in an open session for family and friends at the end of the day

Flyer here: JuniorCLASAXday2016


CLASAX Junior Day




Up to 5 competitors from the Buffet Crampon Clarinet Award will be invited to participate in a masterclass with adjudicator David Rowden. This masterclass is open to the public to observe, and would be beneficial for teachers, students and community players. FREE ENTRY! Venue: High St Rd Uniting Church Date: Sunday 19/6/2016 between 1-3pm. Cost: FREE. Continue Reading

Please note that entry is not confirmed until the entry form is submitted. Payment alone does not enter students in the competition. Sections Buffet Award (member) $25.00 AUDBuffet Award (non member) $30.00 AUDU10-U16 solo (member) $10.00 AUDU10-U16 solo (non member( $15.00 AUDCLASAX/Australian Championship (member) $10.00 AUDCLASAX/Austraian Championship $15.00 AUDHugo Stockingt (member) $10.00 AUDHugo Stockingt (non member) $15.00… Continue Reading

This day is for all clarinet and saxophone students who range from beginners to AMEB Grade 4 standard . The purpose of the day is not to develop virtuosic skills on the instrument, but to have fun and enjoy making music!  Students will spend the day as part of an ensemble, led by educators and single reed… Continue Reading

CLASAX is thrilled to be running Super Sax Sunday for the fourth year in 2015, this time with clinician Dr James Nightingale. The schedule for the day will be as follows: 9:00am Registration 9:30am Warm up/ Ensemble Rehearsal 1 10:45am Morning Tea 11:00am Masterclass: James Nightingale 12:00pm Forum: Sam from D’Addario reeds. 12:45pm Lunch (Please… Continue Reading

CLASAX are pleased to present a Professional Development afternoon for teachers on Sunday August 2nd with Ian Morgan. This session is for clarinet and saxophone teachers of all levels of experience, led by Melbourne music educator Ian Morgan. Topics will focus on specific clarinet and saxophone teaching techniques and troubleshooting, as well as more general… Continue Reading

Congratulations to all participants! 10 years and under 1st Brendan Jin Hyun Park 2nd Alexandra Dobell-Hall 3rd Xiao Yang Ni 12 years and under 1st Jason Chi 2nd Ivy Chen 3rd Nathan Liu HC Priscilla Yang HC Luke Adjudicator’s Encouragement Award Ruwan Jinadasa 12 years and under CLASAX Championship 1st Nathan Liu 2nd Priscilla Yang… Continue Reading