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2020 CLASAX AGM

2020 CLASAX AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Victoria will take place on Sunday, March 15, at 4:30 pm at the 482 High St. Rd. Mt. Waverley. This is the Uniting Church building where we often hold concerts. We would love to see many of you...

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2019 End of Year Concert

2019 End of Year Concert

Sunday, November 24 at 2 pm High Street Road Uniting Church, 482 High Street Road, Mt. Waverley Featuring: CLASAX Clarinet Choir    CLASAX Saxophone Choir      Mixed Woodwind Ensemble   Clarimania Ensemble Special Guests: Mount Macedon Liquorice Allsorts Also...

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VCE Saxophone Day 2019

VCE Saxophone Day 2019

This session is for clarinet and saxophone students in Years 10,11 and 12 who are studying or intending to study VCE Music Performance, and teachers of VCE Clarinet and Saxophone.The afternoon will include: • 30 minute quartet recital - for ideas about what’s possible...

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Adult Sax Ensemble Day 2019

Adult Sax Ensemble Day 2019

Are you too busy to play in a saxophone ensemble on a regular basis? Here is your opportunity to join a group for a morning. Expect to have lots of fun, but to also learn many new things from the amazing Lachlan Davidson. The morning will conclude with a short concert...

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Andrew Marriner Australian Tour: May 2019

Andrew Marriner Australian Tour: May 2019

D’Addario Australia presents Andrew Marriner - Principal Clarinet, London Symphony Orchestra, Australian Tour May 2019 One of the world’s premiere clarinetists, Andrew Marriner will perform in Melbourne (May 15), Sydney (May 17), and Brisbane (May 19). These unique...

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Melbourne Recital Centre’s 2019 Bach Competition

Melbourne Recital Centre’s 2019 Bach Competition

Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Bach Competition is dedicated to young musicians passionate about J.S. Bach. Competition repertoire needs to be any work of J.S. Bach not exceeding 10 minutes in total duration. Soloists and ensembles of up to five...

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Melbourne Saxophone Summer Academy

Melbourne Saxophone Summer Academy

Melbourne Saxophone Summer Academy returns for the second year, presenting a two-day intensive program with Joseph Lallo and special guest artists, Kay Zhang (CH/MELB), Nick Russoniello (SYD), Diana Tolmie (QLD) and Sara Anne Beale (VIC). To find out more, head...

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Moments from the Clarinet Ensemble Day

Moments from the Clarinet Ensemble Day

On Saturday August 4 our special guest was Professor Friedrich Pfatschbacher from Austria, a clarinettist with specific interests in performance, education, lecturing and clarinet choir workshops. He is an active performer involved with several professional...

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2018 Clasax Performance Competition Winners

2018 Clasax Performance Competition Winners

Yamaha Saxophone Competition 1st        Ryan Lynch 2nd       Joel Cassidy 3rd        Terence Liu Buffet Crampon Clarinet Competition Highly commended      Amy Sun Commended                Andreas Luo Open Unaccompanied Hugo Stockigt Award 1st        Ewen Wang 18 years...

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2018 Melbourne Recital Centre Bach Competition

2018 Melbourne Recital Centre Bach Competition

Now in its ninth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Bach Competition is dedicated to young musicians passionate about J.S. Bach. The competition repertoire needs to be any work of J.S. Bach not exceeding 10 minutes in total duration. Soloists and ensembles of up to five...

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2019 Clasax Performance Competition: pay here!

2019 Clasax Performance Competition: pay here!

Online payments are now being accepted for the 2019 Clasax Performance Competition via the PayPal links below. To secure your entry, please ensure your entry form is also submitted. Large and Small Ensembles Ensembles Large Ensemble $25.00 AUD Small Ensemble $20.00...

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Melbourne Conservatorium All-State Band

Melbourne Conservatorium All-State Band

Secondary School Musicians!  Be part of the Melbourne Conservatorium All-State Band! Conducted by Kevin Cameron (MCM Wind Symphony) and Ingrid Martin (#rawVYSO, Blackburn High School) Instrument sectionals with some of Australia’s most notable teachers and performers...

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Professional Development Day: Saturday April 28

Professional Development Day: Saturday April 28

Join Paul Jenkins and Stuart Brownley from D'Addario for a 3-hour session covering approaches to playing the clarinet, saxophone, and flute. 2pm-5pm, Ashburton Community Centre 160 High Street Ashburton. Paul Jenkins is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts...

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Professional Development Day: Saturday 28 April

Professional Development Day: Saturday 28 April

Our professional development day this year will be led by Paul Jenkins. Paul is a graduate of the VCA and holds Masters in Music and Grad Dip of Education from Monash University. Paul has performed with many ensembles including Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Melbourne...

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CLASAX 40th Birthday Bash: Saturday 24 March

CLASAX 40th Birthday Bash: Saturday 24 March

Members and their guests will be celebrating our 40th birthday with a birthday get-together at the Duncan McKinnon Reserve Pavilion from 7 to 9 pm on Saturday 24 March. We will be entertained with special musical performances by David Griffiths, Ross Chapman, Joseph...

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