REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: High school saxophone players! Are you interested in getting an excellent head start on All-State Band audition music, from an expert saxophone faculty? On Saturday, September 21st, the Baylor University School of Music will host the first annual "'Saxtemberfest' Saxophone Day," in the McCrary Music Building! This all-day event will provide intensive sectionals and masterclasses, as well as opportunities to hear performances by Baylor saxophone ensembles and the world-class Saxtemberfest faculty. Click the images below to register! Questions? Contact Michael_Jacobson@baylor.edu. #baylormusic
Performers: play repertoire during masterclasses for faculty and camp
Participants: observe masterclasses
Michael Jacobson, Professor of Saxophone, Baylor University
Jess Voigt Page, Adjunct Professor of Saxophone, Baylor University
Dan Gelok, Professor of Saxophone, University of Houston
Andrew Martz, Instructor of Saxophone, Keller ISD
Zachary Woolhouse, Director of Young Saxophonists Institute
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Congratulations to #baylormusic alumni Chandler Todd Davis (baritone saxophone) and Cameron Clements (alto saxophone) on their graduation from Navy Boot Camp! Chandler was also honored as an Outstanding Recruit this year. Their next stop: the Naval/Marine School of Music in Virginia for 21 weeks. Looking forward to hearing them play for the Navy Fleet Bands! Sic ‘em, Chandler and Cameron!
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: "Isabelle Demers, D.M.A., associate professor of keyboard studies in the Baylor School of Music, will perform Saturday, Aug. 12 at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in San Diego. One of North America’s most virtuosic organists, Demers has enraptured listeners worldwide with spell-binding performances and has enchanted standing-room-only audiences who call her back to the stage with 'Demers fever.'"
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Congratulations to #baylormusic alumna Lauren Robertson (BMEd Choral Music, ‘14), who was honored as a Young Director of Distinction at the 2019 Texas Choir Directors Association Convention this week! Sic ‘em, Lauren!
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Congratulations to #baylormusic alumnus Taylor Davis (BMEd Percussion ‘17 | Baylor Percussion), who has recently accepted positions at Flower Mound High School as Assistant Director of Percussion, and Texas Woman’s University as Adjunct Professor of Percussion! Sic ‘em, Taylor!
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: "Coming up at 11 a.m. today (Friday, 7/26) on KWBU-FM, Baylor Connections will feature an interview with Baylor ethnomusicologist and Assistant Professor of Music Monique Ingalls, Ph.D., author of the book 'Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community.' Many churches and services are, in part, identified and defined by the style of music they play, and Dr. Ingalls will share how musical styles, technology and parishioners’ expectations shape the communities in which they worship. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education."
Baylor Brass (Wiff Rudd, Kent Eshelman, Mark Schubert, Jeffrey S. Powers, and Brent Phillips), all members of the #baylormusic faculty will serve as the cornerstone group and teaching faculty of the Mountain Light Music Festival, a weeklong festival of chamber music that seeks to inspire and engage audiences in Pagosa Springs. There will also be performances by Sol Brass Quintet (Abby Barto, Joey Tkach, Lizbeth Barrera, Ethan Gordon, and Camden Brown), composed of #baylormusic students, and the Baylor Wind Trio (Euridice Alvarez Izcoa, Charlotte Daniel, and Ann Shoemaker), also an ensemble of #baylormusic faculty and the newest addition to the festival. Sic 'em, Baylor Brass, Sol Brass Quintet, and Baylor Wind Trio!
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: "As a national research leader on the works of African American composers, Horace Maxile Jr., PhD, is part excavator and part evangelist. Maxile is associate professor of music theory in Baylor University's School of Music. His discoveries compel an evangelistic side, and Maxile shines a light on the important contributions made to classical and concert music by generations of African Americans."
Sic 'em, Dr. Maxile, on your outstanding efforts to increase our society's knowledge and recognition of classical and concert music by African American composers! Check out this article from Baylor Magazine to learn more about Dr. Maxile's work. #baylormusic