School of Fine and Performing Arts

Wright State's 19th Annual Saxophone Festival


Register to attend the Saxophone Festival on December 7, 2024. The cost is $35.

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Date and Overview

December 7, 2024
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wright State Dayton Campus

The Wright State Saxophone Festival is open to all middle and high school saxophonists. This year's festival will give students the opportunity to create music, in small and large ensembles, as well as attend masterclasses to learn more about the saxophone. You will also get a chance to work with members of the Wright State University Saxophone Studio in classes specializing in performance on soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone. The festival will conclude with a performance from 3:30—5 p.m., showcasing the students' hard work and new skills they have learned. Before the final performance, there will be a raffle where students can win prizes from attending vendors. 

The first annual Saxophone Quartet Festival was hosted at Wright State University in 2005. The festival was such a success that it has become a much-anticipated annual event and continues to evolve with expanding opportunities for participants. This year's festival will be a place where all come to learn, create music, and stay safe!

Optional Audition for a Higher Placement

If you'd like to audition for a higher placement, see the notes below.

  1. Prepare etude number 8 out of the 48 Etudes by Franz Ferling.
  2. Upload recording to YouTube as an unlisted video no later than November 24th, 2023.
  3. Send the YouTube link to

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Wantuch at

Festival Schedule

Time Event
8—9 a.m. Registration
9—9:30 a.m. Performances and Introductions
9:30—10:30 a.m. Rehearsal with Chamber Ensemble    
10:30—11:30 a.m. Clinic with Faheem Najieb
11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Saxophone Ensemble Rehearsal 
12:30—1:15 p.m. Lunch and Raffle
1:15—3 p.m. Chamber ensemble rehearsal
3—4:30 p.m. Saxophone Ensemble Rehearsal 
4:30—5 p.m.

Set stage

5—6 p.m. Recital





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