Summer Saxophone Academy

Summer 2020 Saxophone Academy

Join us for a week-long, two-track (classical and jazz) online saxophone workshop for enthusiastic saxophonists (beginning to advanced), ages 14-18, with Indiana University's renowned saxophone faculty Tom Walsh and Otis Murphy, and instructors Amanda Gardier and Paul Lorenz. Key aspects of the IU Summer Saxophone Academy will include individual lessons with faculty; student and faculty recital performances; and faculty master classes and lectures covering a multitude of topics related to classical and jazz saxophone performance.

Summer 2020 Saxophone Academy online classes

July 5–July 10

Register for summer 2020 classes

Tuition and fees

Tuition: $460, Registration $40

Auditors*: $25 per day (Mon-Thurs), $100 for the week

*Auditors will be able view the master classes and concerts. More details on the schedule for auditors are forthcoming.

Required forms
Please download and fill out the code of conduct and liability agreement form and return it to the office of Pre-College and Summer Programs by July 1.

  • E-mail: Please scan the signed form and send it to or to
  • Fax: (812) 855-4936
  • Mail:
    Office of Pre-College and Summer Programs
    IU Jacobs School of Music
    1201 East Third Street, Merrill Hall 006
    Bloomington, IN 47405

Enrolled students will be asked to send an audition recording by June 29 for placement in lessons, ensembles, etc.

  • Each student will receive four 45-minute individual lessons
  • Technique classes
  • Master Classes
  • Ensemble – Trios or Quartets (remote recording)
  • Topic Classes
  • Evening concerts by faculty members
  • Friday Evening Student Concert featuring the students’ work

Schedule (all times are EST)

Sunday, July 5
7 pm | Welcome and Information Meeting for students and parents
(8:30 pm | Evening Concert)

Daily Schedule
8:30 am–1 pm | Technique Class, Individual Lessons, and Practice Time
1:30–2:45 pm | Master Class
3–5 pm | Ensembles – Trios or Quartets (remote recording)
7 pm | Jazz Workshop or Topic Class
8:30 pm | Concert (one night will be Saxophone Repair Class)

Friday, July 10
Same schedule during the day
7 pm | Student Concert, parents encouraged to attend.

Technology requirements

All activities will take place using Zoom video conferencing software. Zoom sessions will be initiated from Indiana University, so you do not need to purchase a subscription to Zoom. Zoom can be accessed via computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone.

Internet Connection

A strong, stable internet connection is required for best results with audio and video. Check your internet speed and strength at Recommended speeds are 20 mbps (download) and 10 mbps (upload). Lower speeds can produce poor video and audio. If needed, consider upgrading your wifi router or connecting directly to the router using an Ethernet cable.


Some people choose to use headphones while using Zoom. Standard headphones or earbuds work fine; it is not necessary to buy special headphones.


In most cases the microphone on your computer, tablet, or phone will do just fine. Some may choose to use an external microphone with an audio interface to improve sound. It is also possible to use a digital audio recorder, such as Zoom recorders, as an external mic. However, it is not required that you purchase an external microphone.