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The 2017 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$120 Early Bird Director Rate
Through Sept. 22nd
$150 Pre-conference Director Rate
Through Dec.15th
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
Through Dec. 15th 
$50

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Through Dec. 15th

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Sound Concepts for the Saxophonist

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  • A formula for the production of a good characteristic saxophone tone and technique development involves several areas of attention. This presentation for teachers and students at all levels provides the nuts and bolts, and pedagogical approaches to both areas. Among the issues pertaining to solo and ensemble situations, the clinic will focus on basic fundamentals for success. Included with the presentation and handout will be several brief performance demonstrations and trouble-shooting tips.
  • Glen Gillis (glen.gillis@usask.ca)
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  • Glen Gillis, Associate Professor of Music, teaches Saxophone, Music Education, and Conducting at the University of Saskatchewan. As an associate of SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada), his diverse musical career has spanned over three decades. In 2009 he released SaxSpectrum through MSR Classics label (MS1328), displaying many of his compositions and commissioned works, all world premiere recordings.

    Gillis has performed at numerous saxophone conferences, recorded for CBC Radio, and served as artist-in-residence at The Banff Centre in Alberta on numerous occasions. His articles on saxophone pedagogy, music education, and wind conducting can be found in the Canadian Music Educator and Canadian Winds. His compositions are published through Eighth Note Publications.
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