Our online projects aim to improve aspects of your saxophone playing or teaching. Each project has a specific goal to work towards, such as a final recorded performance or the aquisition of a new skill or understanding.
The projects are completely online and can be worked on whenever you have free time. Some projects have helpful deadlines to keep a project progressing: in a saxophone quartet project there might be a date by which all members of the quartet have to complete a task such as record a section of music on a mobile device.
The projects are devised by highly experienced performers and composers, and take the following form:
All scores, audio tracks and materials are supplied with each step of the project, along with any video discussion or instruction.
You will be given a login to access your projects, and there will be an upload area for you to send us work related to the project.
At the end of projects based on performance, participants will be able to download a recording of their work.
Discussion and collaboration between members of the project is encouraged, and in some projects is necessary: for example, agreeing on the speed of a quartet peice, or working on musical style.
Three Angels, a graphic score by Kenneth Wilkinson is used as a basis to explore interpretation of a graphic score. It is written for a saxophone ensemble of six or more saxophonists.
Each project runs for a period of time ranging from a few days to a few weeks; there are start dates throughout the year.
Some projects are solo projects, with a saxophonist working alone, others are ensemble projects. We allocate places in ensemble projects to saxophonists of similar experience.
If you are interested in joining a project, please fill out the form to receive more details.