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The Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music

Virtual Saxophone All-State Etude Clinic 2020

This year the Saxophone All-State Etude Clinic will take place virtually on November 7th, 2020 in order to keep all students and teachers safe during this unprecedented time.

The goal of the Saxophone All-State Etude Clinic is to give middle and high school students the tools needed to play their best throughout the district and all-state audition process. The saxophone teachers involved come from around the state of Georgia and have extensive teaching experience at all levels. The teachers involved include:

  • Dr. Joe Girard - Columbus State University, tenor saxophonist Sinta Quartet, Selmer Paris Artist
  • Brandyn Taylor - Georgia State University, Reinhardt University, Vandoren Artist Clinician, Selmer Paris Artist
  • Dr. Andrew Allen - Georgia College, Selmer Paris Artist
  • Matt Hess - Saxocentric, Selmer Paris Artist

The event will take place virtually and utilize the Zoom platform. Details regarding the sessions will be provided the week of the event.


10am - 10:50am
Warm-up and Fundamentals Class 

11am - 11:25am
Successful Practice Techniques 

11:30am -11:55am
*Middle School Etudes Class

12pm - 12:25pm
*Concert Band Etudes Class 

12:30pm - 12:55pm
*Symphonic Band Etudes Class

*For each level we will be offering separate classes for alto, tenor, and baritone so each student receives targeted instruction focusing on the unique challenges of each etude and instrument.


You may register at the link provided below. The registration deadline is November 4th, 2020. The cost for the clinic is $20, payment must be made at the time of registration.

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We look forward to working with you to help you achieve your All-State and musical goals!

If you have any questions at this time, please contact Dr. Girard at