Saxophone Camp

June 16 – 19, 2019

Weigel Auditorium

This four-day experience provides high school saxophonists with diverse opportunities to develop as both classical and jazz musicians, engage with peers from around the state and region, 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, full saxophone ensemble and private lessons, and will benefit from additional instruction from current graduate and undergraduate saxophone students.
Michael Rene TorresShawn WallaceProgram directors: Professors Michael Rene Torres and Shawn Wallace


Program Highlights

  • Emphasis on classical and jazz styles
  • Private lessons
  • Master classes
  • Technique classes
  • Daily coached chamber ensembles
  • Performance opportunities
Eligibility: For students entering grades 9 – 12 in the 2019 – 2020 school year, as well as 2019 high school graduates.
Instruments: All students must bring their own instruments, mouthpieces and reeds. In addition to their primary saxophone, students may bring their secondary saxophone.
Program fee commuter: $375 — Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals.
Program fee resident: $475 — Tuition, T-shirt and housing with three meals per day.

Registration Information

  • Full registration deadline: May 22, 2019
  • Limited registration deadline: June 12, 2019

Registrations completed by the Full registration deadline (online registration, and receipt of tuition payment and completed forms) will include all resources of the program (dormitory housing, T-shirt, meals etc.). After that deadline, all submitted registrations are considered Limited which may mean that some resources are not available (program capacity, dormitory housing, T-shirt, meals etc.).

This program may reach capacity before the deadline. We will accept the first 50 students who have registered, paid and submitted required forms.

Registration consists of three steps:

Step OneRegistration.


After submitting an online registration, you will immediately receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive it, one of three things has happened:

  • The email address you entered on your form may be incorrect
  • The confirmation email was sent to your SPAM box
  • The online registration was not received by our system

If you do not receive the confirmation email within two hours of submitting a registration, contact the Youth Summer Music Programs registrar for further instructions.

Step TwoPayment. Pay the participation fee online according to the instructions contained in your registration confirmation email. You will then see a "Checkout complete" screen acknowledging that your payment is in process, and an order number. Keep this number for your records.

If you choose to pay with a check or money order (made payable to "The Ohio State University"), mail payment to the School of Music at the address below. You will receive confirmation by email within 7 – 10 business days.

Mail to:

The Ohio State University School of Music
ATTN: Saxophone Camp—YSMP Registrar
110 Weigel Hall
1866 College Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210

Refund Policy. All but $100 of your fee will be refunded prior to the porgram's registration deadline. Refunds after the deadline are made at the discretion of the program director.

Step ThreeRequired forms. Parents or guardians are required to print out, complete, sign and send the following forms:

  1. PDF icon PDF icon Parental Permission Form [pdf]
  2. PDF icon PDF icon Ohio State Photo Release Form [pdf]
  3. PDF icon Standards of Behavior Form [pdf]

Mail the completed and signed forms to the address above, or scan and email them to the YSMP registrar.

You will receive a welcome email with further instructions about program attendance approximately two weeks before the event.


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