Why Take Saxophone Intensive

Soulful, timeless, and dynamic, the saxophone is one of the most versatile instruments out there. Our weeklong intensive will further develop your unique sound, with the encouragement of our accomplished faculty and the support of other young musicians.

What You'll Learn

Through a combination of daily master classes, seminars, and clinics, you'll be able to deepen your understanding of the saxophone.

Our curriculum may include:

  • Specific clinics for all four types of saxophones
  • Audition preparation and recording techniques
  • Saxophone history
  • Contemporary techniques
  • Classical solo literature master classes

Audition Requirements


Program Snapshot
Program Length
1 week
Program Dates
  • June 15, 2024 to June 21, 2024
Age Range
High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Applications CLOSED

Program Specialties

  • Students of all four major types of saxophone are encouraged to attend
  • Clinics on college preparation, competitions, and professional development
  • Rehearsals with quartets and large saxophone ensembles student performances

Meet the Faculty

Our instructors hold teaching positions at Interlochen Arts Academy, top college programs, and conservatories. As professional artists, they can offer insight into the musical industry and help guide young musicians as they embark on their paths.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Timothy McAllister

Timothy McAllister, D.M.A.

Instructor of Saxophone

Andrew Bishop

Andrew Bishop, D.M.A.

Instructor of Saxophone

Walt Puyear

Walt Puyear

Instructor of Saxophone

Nicki Roman

Nicki Roman, D.M.A.

Instructor of Saxophone

Dr. Matthew Schlomer

Matthew Schlomer, D.M.A.

Chair of Large Ensembles; Conductor, Arts Academy Wind Symphony; Instructor of Classical Saxophone

Zach Shemon

Zachary Shemon

Associate Professor of Saxophone
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Program Highlights

Distinguished Faculty

Our accomplished faculty have toured in prestigious quartets, received recognition as composers and recording artists, and graced some of the most renowned stages in the world. They are passionate about nurturing the talent of young musicians as well.

The Music Center

Our state-of-the-art music facility has two 3,500 square-foot rehearsal halls, two recording studios which allow for rehearsal and performance recordings in multiple venues on campus, multiple ensemble and practice rooms, and individual faculty teaching studios. Learn more about The Music Center.

Additional Opportunities

We have additional camp program opportunities for high school saxophonists that immediately follow this Intensive, including: Jazz Performance & Improvisation and Orchestra & Wind Ensemble.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers six music programs as well as a postgraduate year.