Promoting, performing, participating, enjoying and developing all aspects of single reed music.

The Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Victoria was formed in 1978 with the aim of promoting all aspects of single reed music, with a strong focus on participation. This covers performing, listening to and developing skills in clarinet and saxophone music at all levels – from beginners of all ages to professional players, and from students to teachers.

Who should join CLASAX?

Clarinet and saxophone players of all ages and levels of experience who want to meet with like-minded people and enjoy making music together.

Why become a CLASAX member?

CLASAX run a variety of ongoing and one-off events for clarinet and saxophone players of all levels each year. These include VCE masterclasses and repertoire days, Junior CLASAX Day, the Performance Competition, society concerts, Professional Development for teachers, gala clarinet and saxophone days, and a number of ensembles which rehearse monthly. CLASAX members are offered a significantly discounted rate to attend these events.

The CLASAX members magazine is published three times yearly, with CD and concert reviews, reports of society events and other articles of interest to single reed players.

Members also have access to the CLASAX sheet music library, which contains a large number of ensemble pieces for clarinet and saxophone. The library catalogue is available here.

How do I join?

Membership forms are available here. 2016 prices are $40 for adults, $20 for full-time students, $80 for families and $25 for associate members. Contact the committee at with any queries about membership or society events.

CLASAX Committee

Patron: Ian Morgan

President: JoAnn Griffiths 0407 247 410

Vice-President: Phil Norris 03 9529 2950

Vice-President: Barbara Cooper 03 9560 3589

Secretary: Jenny Thompson 03 9822 2973

Treasurer: David Telford  0419 370 585

Committee: Helen Pitt  03 9596 3628 – 0437 354 240

Committee: Brian Fitzgerald 03 9874 6526

Committee: Graeme Robson

Committee: Samantha Cardwell

Magazine editor: Phil Norris 03 9529 2950

Website manager: Ross Chapman