This page provides detailed information for the Ohio State Saxophone Camp. Participants and their parents/guardians will find...
- Directors' welcome
- Permission Forms
- Contact information
- Submit an audition video — Due by June 5. Note: this is for ensemble placement, not to enter camp.
- What to pack — what to bring
- Check-in directions — Note separate instructions for Residents and Commuters
- Commuter information — Daily drop-off/pick-up instructions and Student Parking details
- Remind notifications
- Public concerts and parking — for families and guests
- Check-out information
- What to expect at Saxophone Camp
- Meet your hosts
Welcome from the Saxophone Camp Directors
Welcome to the 7th Annual Ohio State Saxophone Camp!
We’re thrilled to have you all on campus for what is sure to be a fantastic musical experience! You’ll meet new friends, hear and perform exciting new music, learn new ideas and skills, and enjoy the Ohio State campus experience. Keep in mind that being a good musician takes discipline, focus, practice and a positive attitude. Let’s plan this week to work together, learn from each other, grow as musicians and have fun.
Have a great time and let’s celebrate the saxophone together!
Michael Rene Torres
Assistant Teaching Professor of Saxophone and Composition
Associate Professor of Jazz Saxophone
Welcome from the Youth Summer Music Programs Director
Dear Students and Parents:
On behalf of the faculty, staff and administration of the School of Music, welcome to the 2023 Ohio State Youth Summer Music Programs! We are delighted to have you on our campus to take part in these offerings specifically designed to further your understanding of — and love for — music. Our faculty have crafted rich experiences to engage you as a musician, person and scholar during your stay. We challenge you to invest fully in all that is offered, and to also take advantage of the resources that abound through the program. You will find our faculty and staff to be deeply interested in your well-being while a guest on our campus. Thank you for joining us this summer and, again, welcome to Ohio State!
David M. Hedgecoth
Associate Professor of Music Education
Associate Director and Chair of Undergraduate Studies
Required permission forms
Shortly after registering, all parents/guardians received permissions forms via DocuSign. Once signed, the forms are automatically forwarded to the student participant, who must also sign and submit. Both the Permission/Photo Release Form and the Standards of Behavior for Minor Participants Form MUST be signed electronically soon after receipt in order to participate in the program.
If you have not yet submitted these forms, please do so right away. You should have received the forms via email. If you cannot locate them please email YouthSummerMusic@osu.edu.
Note: Cell numbers are staff's personal numbers. For emergency only!
Youth Summer Music Programs Director
David Hedgecoth: 614-292-2870
Saxophone Camp Directors
Michael Rene Torres: 407-756-3824 (cell)
Shawn Wallace: 614-439-4245 (cell)
School of Music — Summer Hours 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Front desk: 614-292-7664
Tanya Sparks, recruitment and admissions coordinator: 614-688-0372
Summer Conference Housing
Raney House • 33 W. Lane Ave. 614-292-6116
Campus Residence Life Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
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.
Download this PDF for the musical selections, instructions and helpful tips for creating your video:
DEADLINE: June 5
QUESTIONS? Email Professor Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to pack — What to bring
- Saxophone/s, accessories, portable music stand (if you have one).
- Music – solo, duets and method books.
- A modest amount of spending money.
- Informal summer clothes — shorts, jeans etc. for the daytime activities.
- A dress or dress pants or shirt and tie for the closing concert.
- A sweater or sweatshirt, as air-conditioned rooms can become cool.
- An umbrella or light rain jacket might also be needed.
- RESIDENTS: Personal toiletries, towels, wash cloths, blanket, linens and/or sleeping bag, and pillow. Note that bed/bath linens and pillow will NOT be provided. Alarm Clock App.
First Day Check-in: Sunday, June 11 — All students must check in
Follow the directions below based on Resident or Commuter.
Resident Students — Check in between 1–3 p.m. at Raney House (33 W. Lane Ave.)
STEP 1: Find the Bolder Room to check in at the Youth Summer Music Programs table to receive your room assignment, before receiving your dorm key from conference housing. The name/location of your residence hall, room and roommate assignments will be available at check-in.
STEP 2: Proceed to your dorm to drop off your luggage in your assigned room.
STEP 3: Between 2–4 p.m., proceed to the Timashev Family Music Building to check in for camp.
- Arriving after 3 p.m.? Please contact the program administrator at YouthSummerMusic@osu.edu to make special arrangements.
- Arriving/departing by air? Contact the program administrator to share your itinerary. Plan your departure for after 7 p.m. on the final day.
Directions to Raney House and parking. Be advised, there is no loading area at the residence hall for summer programs. Participants should park, unload, and walk to Raney House. It is a short walk!
- Park at the Lane Ave. Garage at 2100 Neil Ave. (this is not a typo; the garage address is Neil Ave.). From the garage, follow Neil Avenue to Lane Ave. to Raney House.
Commuters — Check in between 2–4 p.m. at the Timashev Family Music Building
Check-in at the Music Commons (south lobby) of the Timashev Family Music Building (1900 College Rd.).
Park at the Ohio Union South Garage at 1759 N. High St., Columbus 43210 (located next to the Ohio Union and 0.2 mile from the School of Music). Exit from the west side of the garage (opposite High St.) and walk north along College Rd. toward the Timashev Music building, which is on the same side of the street. Enter the south doors to the lobby — across from the Oval.
- Note — Ohio Union South Garage is the only garage in the area that is open to visitors during an academic day.
- Visit CampusParc for more information on campus parking, including fees.
You will receive a detailed schedule at check-in. Saxophone Camp activities will be held daily from approximately 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Meals will be held at Traditions at Scott, a campus dining facility
RESIDENT STUDENTS (breakfast, lunch and dinner) — will be given a BuckID at the beginning of the week. This is your meal ticket throughout the week, so keep your BuckID in a SAFE place at all times.
COMMUTERS (lunch and dinner) — As indicated on the website, meals are not included with tuition for commuting students. All students do, however, eat lunch and dinner together during the program. This dining facility offers buffet style meals at $12 per meal and accepts either credit or debit card (NO cash). Please remember to bring payment for meals when you come to campus. Students may also opt to bring a lunch/dinner to eat in the dining area. We do not allow students to go off campus to eat meals.
Commuter Daily Arrival and Parking
Note the schedule you will receive at check-in and plan accordingly so that you can attend all sessions, events and performances.
After the first day of the program, use the Ohio Union South Loop driveway (located on 12th Ave.) for daily drop-off/pick-up.
Program staff will be onsite to escort students to and from the drop-off/pick-up area.
Map of Ohio Union Loop 2023 [pdf]
Students who drive to campus should plan ahead regarding parking. Build in your walking time from the parking location to ensure that you arrive on time for the first daily sessions. Students will not have access to their vehicle until the conclusion of the day, according to the daily schedule. A staff member will escort students to their vehicles.
- Be sure to pack an umbrella or light rain jacket each day.
- Parking on campus — Students may purchase Surface Lot Day Parking Passes through CampusParc. Day permits are available for $10.25/day (a significant savings over hourly parking) and may be purchased by creating a user account at osu.campusparc.com. Click “login” at the upper right corner of the home page, then click “Visitor” and create a new account. Day permits are good for one calendar day and are valid in any unrestricted permit space campus-wide.
- Note that day permits are not valid in marked paid hourly spaces, at single space meters, or in parking garages.
- The parking lot at Ohio Stadium is closest to the Timashev Family Music Building.
The School of Music is not liable for any parking fines a student receives when parking on or near campus or for any vehicular damage while on campus.
Remind — Notification App
To assist with group communication, we will use the classroom notification platform Remind. We ask that all students sign up for this notification service. Parents are encouraged to sign up as well so that you receive notifications during the program. Please see the following PDF (“invite”) for instructions on how to sign up online or via your mobile phone.
Saxophone Camp "Remind" invitation with sign-up instructions [pdf]
Public Concerts and Parking — for families and guests
Parents and family members are welcome to attend the following Saxophone Camp performances. These concerts will be held in the new Timashev Family Music Building. Plan to park in the Ohio Union South Garage then walk north on College Road, and enter the building's south door.
Sunday • 7:30 p.m. — Faculty Recital
Wednesday • 1:30 p.m. — Finale Concert
Last Day Check-out: Wednesday, June 14
Dorm check-out for residents will take place following the final event of their camp. Students will need to pack their belongings and leave luggage in their room on the final morning of their program. Following the final performance, students and families will return to their dorm to collect their bags/belongings, then return their key to the front desk.
LOST KEY CHARGE — Due to the need for building security for summer guests and student residents during the academic year, students will be billed if their dorm swipe card is lost. The cost to replace a lost swipe card is $15. All swipe cards must be turned in to Conference Housing at the conclusion of the program. Students will be assessed a $15 fee if a swipe card is not returned at time of checkout.
What to Expect at Saxophone Camp
We will begin each day with group fundamentals and warm-up exercises to prepare for chamber music rehearsals. Before lunch, everyone will participate in improvisation class. Afternoons will be used for Large Saxophone Orchestra to prepare for Wednesday’s concert and in the evenings, after dinner, everyone will have opportunities to enjoy exciting performances by faculty and staff.
Explore our website to learn more about The Ohio State University School of Music. We also invite you to follow us on social media to keep up with our full schedule of free concerts and events, outreach programs, news and more. Some other items of interest:
- Professors Michael Rene Torres and Shawn Wallace, Saxophone Camp directors
- The Ohio State Saxophone Studio and on YouTube
- Jazz Studies at Ohio State
- School of Music Admissions
- Admissions Events for prospective students
- Subscribe to our e-newsletter OVATION! for news, concert and event updates.
We look forward to welcoming you to campus for Saxophone Camp 2023!
[pdf] — Some links on this page direct to PDF files requiring Adobe Reader. If you need them in a more accessible format contact us.