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

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CLASAX Junior Day



Sunday 18th September- Monash University Clarinet Mega Day!

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University invites all clarinet players to the Clarinet
Mega Day III. Come along for a day of all things clarinet! Featuring masterclasses with leading
professionals, orchestral excerpt class, warm up session, vendor exhibits, panel discussions, VCE
masterclasses and join in with a performance of the Monash Clarinet Mega Day Clarinet Choir.
Artists
Philip Arkinstall – Associate Principal Clarinet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
David Griffiths – Ensemble Liaison, Australia Ensemble; Senior Lecturer in Clarinet, Monash University
Philip Green – Associate Principal Clarinet, Australian Opera and Ballet
Orchestra; Former Principal Clarinet, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

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