Monday 2nd August 2021 - Wednesday 4th August 2021
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The 2021 MusicFest saxophone course is designed to be a fun and thought-provoking source of summer inspiration for classically-based saxophonists whether they are of school-age, at conservatoire or university, or adult amateur musicians. A second online edition of the successful MusicFest saxophone course that has been held annually since 2017, the 2021 digital course will concentrate on masterclass sessions delivered in real time online. Each participant will present two different pieces during the three days, and will have a chance to be coached by both Kyle Horch and Lars Lien, who will offer their approaches to instrumental technique, interpretation, practice, performing, and listening.
The schedule will also include group sessions led by Kyle and Lars, on saxophone topics. An ideal course for learning saxophonists who are preparing for Grade or Diploma Exams, auditions of any kind, competitions – or just looking for a fruitful short period of learning in a digital masterclass format. Participants will also have access to specially prepared recordings of recital performances similar to those that that Lars and Kyle would have given in Aberystwyth if the festival had been able to take place as normal. Participants are encouraged to prepare at least one work for unaccompanied saxophone, which can be a recital piece, or a study – a suggested list will be sent to participants once they have signed up. Participants will also have the option of sending a pre-recorded video of their playing, to use as a starting point for their online coaching, if desired.
The digital course will feature two internationally respected saxophonists as tutors – Kyle Horch (UK) and Lars Lien (Norway).
About our course leaders
Our digital summer school 2021
For more information about financial support, please visit our Fees and Bursaries page.
Request a space on this course
You can request a space on this course here. Applications will be reviewed, and if accepted we will send full information on course joining and fee payment via email. We aim to respond within 7 days to your reservation request.
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