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Saxophone Camp 2024

Sunday–Wednesday, June 9–12

This four-day experience provides high school saxophonists with diverse learning opportunities to develop as both classical and jazz musicians, engage with peers, and enjoy the college experience at Ohio State. Participants will work directly with saxophone professors Michael Rene Torres and Shawn Wallace in group activities, chamber ensembles and full saxophone ensemble; will hear inspiring faculty and staff performances; will gain insight into topics such as saxophone fundamentals, improvisation and practicing strategies; and will perform in a finale Saxophone Camp concert!

  • Take part in interactive sessions on sound quality, technique, vibrato, articulation, reed adjustment, voicing, altissimo, circular breathing and more!
  • Get to know other saxophonists from around the country!
  • Broaden your understanding of and approach to the saxophone with both classical and jazz styles.
  • Receive supplemental materials for continued growth after the camp.
  • Perform in both chamber ensembles and full saxophone ensemble.

Professors Michael Rene Torres and Shawn Wallace

Michael Rene Torres, saxophone
Shawn Wallace

ELIGIBILITY — For students entering grades 9–12 in the 2024–2025 school year, and 2024 high school graduates.

INSTRUMENTS — Students are welcome to take part in the camp on alto, tenor or baritone saxophone.


FEES  — $495 Resident (includes T-shirt and meals) / $395 Commuter (includes T-shirt, lunch and dinner)


Registration deadlineMonday, May 20

STEP 1 — You will be required to make payment via credit card at the time of registration. Shortly after submitting payment, you will receive an email confirming the transaction. 

Register and pay for Saxophone Camp

NOTE — The registration/payment form works best on a computer (PC or Mac).
MAC USERS — use Chrome, not Safari.

STEP 2 Permission forms. 3-5 days after you register and pay, parents/guardians and participants will receive permission forms via DocuSign shortly after registration is complete. All forms must be returned by the deadline indicated in order to participate.

STEP 3Submit a video.

Please note that this is NOT an audition for camp. 

Students are asked to submit an audition video to assist us in getting to know our attendees' playing level, so that we can offer a meaningful musical experience. 

Find the musical selections, instructions and helpful tips on the following instructions document:

DEADLINE: Monday, June 3

QUESTIONS? Email Professor Torres at torres.173@osu.edu.

What's Next?

  • Approximately one week before the program, participants and parents/guardians will receive an email with basic information about what to pack, arrival, parking, and check-in, as well as a Digital Handbook with important information for a successful experience.