Saxophone Camp 2023

Sunday – Wednesday, June 11 – 14


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 2023–2024 school year, and 2023 high school graduates.

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


  • Resident $495 — Tuition, T-shirt, housing with three meals per day.
  • Commuter $375 — Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals.


REGISTRATION   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. 

DEADLINE — Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Registration is closed.

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


Before June 5, students are asked to submit an audition video. This will assist us in getting to know our attendees' playing level so that we can offer a meaningful musical experience. Please note that this is not an audition to get into the camp

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


QUESTIONS? Email Professor Torres at

Participation Details

  • 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.
  • Shortly before the start of the program, a Digital Handbook will be provided. This handbook contains important information for a successful experience. All participants and parents/guardians should read it carefully prior to the start of the program and can refer to it often throughout the week.
  • Approximately one week before the program, participants and parents/guardians will also receive an email with basic information about what to pack, arrival, parking, check-in and more.