Virtual Classical Saxophone Clinic

with Dr. Michael Rene Torres, lecturer of saxophone

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Thank you for your interest in the Virtual Classical Saxophone Clinic. Registration is closed.

The Ohio State University announced that all courses will be delivered through virtual modes for the Summer 2020 term. Ohio State’s highest priority is the health and well-being of our community, and the university is following public health guidance in all decisions.

In response to these guidelines, we are excited to announce this virtual clinic for our 2020 season.

Join Ohio State lecturer of saxophone, Dr. Michael Rene Torres, for a Virtual Classical Saxophone Clinic. This clinic is designed to help students enjoy making music by strengthening fundamental skills in an interactive and enjoyable environment. Two identical Zoom video conferencing sessions will be offered. (Eastern Time — GMT/UTC — 4h)

  • Morning session (9 a.m.–12 noon)
  • Afternoon session (1–4 p.m.)

Michael Rene Torres
Program director:
Michael Rene Torres

Registration is now closed.

Program Highlights

  • Interactive lectures on developing fundamentals such as sound quality, technique, vibrato, articulation, reed adjustment, voicing, altissimo, circular breathing and more!
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Supplemental materials for continued growth after the clinic


Morning session (9 a.m. – 12 noon; Eastern Time – GMT/UTC – 4h)

9–9:05 a.m. – Welcome Message
9:05–9:40 – Developing Sound Quality and Air Control
9:40–9:45 – 5 minute break
9:45–10:25 – Saxophone Technique and Hand Position
10:25–10:30 – 5 minute break
10:30–11:10 – Vibrato, Articulation and Reeds
11:10–11:15 – 5 minute break
11:15–12 noon – Voicing, Altissimo and Circular Breathing

Afternoon session (1 – 4 p.m.; Eastern Time – GMT/UTC – 4h)

1–1:05 p.m. – Welcome Message
1:05–1:40 – Developing Sound Quality and Air Control
1:40–1:45 – 5 minute break
1:45–2:25 – Saxophone Technique and Hand Position
2:25–2:30 – 5 minute break
2:30–3:10 – Vibrato, Articulation and Reeds
3:10–3:15 – 5 minute break
3:15–4 p.m. – Voicing, Altissimo and Circular Breathing

ELIGIBILITY — For students entering grades 9 – 12 in the 2020 – 2021 school year, and 2020 high school graduates.

INSTRUMENTS — While Dr. Torres will be demonstrating on alto saxophone, students are welcome to take part in the clinic on alto, tenor or baritone saxophone.

FEE — $50

REGISTRATION DEADLINE — Monday, June 22, 2020

Registration is now closed.