Faculty of Music

Clarinet and Saxophone Day

Saturday, September 30, 2017

With guest artist opening recital on Friday, September 29

Join us for a day of clinics, masterclasses, and performances for saxophonists and clarinetists of all levels. Featuring guest artists clarinetist Prof. Marie Picard (Conservatoire de musique de Québec and Domaine Forget), saxophonists Drs. Jonathan Nichol and Jeffrey Loeffert of h2/4 Duo, Western wind faculty, and vendor exhibitions.

Cost: $25 (includes admission to opening recital on Sept. 29) or $10 for opening recital only (see "Purchase Tickets" link below)

Registration for Clarinet and Saxophone Day 2017 will be available by early September.


TBA (approximate timing 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - TBC)

Clarinet and Saxophone Day – Opening Recital
Friday, September 29 - 8 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building

Join us for our inaugural Clarinet and Saxophone Day concert, featuring saxophone guest artists, Drs. Jonathan Nichol (U. Oklahoma) and Jeffrey Loeffert (Oklahoma State). As two of the members of the renowned h2 quartet, h2/4 continues the ensemble's mission to commission and perform compelling new works for the saxophone.

$10 (general admission) - concert only
Purchase online or call the Grand Theatre Box Office at 519-672-8800. Cash only at the door. If you plan to attend Clarinet and Saxophone Day, do not purchase concert tickets via the Grand Theatre. Concert admission is included within the $25 registration fee.

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Visiting Artists

Dr. Jonathan Nichol, University of Oklahoma - Jonathan Nichol is an active performing saxophonist who champions new music and has presented concerts throughout the United States, Bosnia, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, and Thailand. He has premiered pieces by renowned composers including Marc Mellits, Charles Ruggiero, Forrest Pierce, Paquito D’Rivera, Daniel Wohl, Marvin Lamb, Jeffrey Loeffert, Igor Karaça, Tina Tallon, and Drew Baker. Jonathan was a solo-artist semi-finalist in the 2009 Concert Artist Guild Competition and a finalist with the award-winning h2 quartet in the 2012 Concert Artist Guild Competition. Learn More

Dr. Jeffrey Loeffert, Oklahoma State University - Jeffrey Loeffert serves as Associate Professor of Saxophone at Oklahoma State University. During the summer months, Loeffert teaches at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan, the Great Plains Saxophone Workshop in Oklahoma, New Music on the Point in Vermont, and the Cortona Sessions for New Music in Cortona, Italy. A dedicated teacher, Loeffert recently received the Oklahoma State University College of Arts & Sciences Junior Faculty Award for Scholarly Excellence, the Wise-Diggs-Berry Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Friends of Music Distinguished Music Professor Award.Learn More

Prof. Marie Picard, Conservatoire de musique de Québec and Domaine Forget (biography to follow)

Contact us

Dr. Jana Starling, clarinet

Dr. Bobbi Thompson, saxophone

Sasha Gorbasew, Recruitment Coordinator
agorbase@uwo.ca or 519-661-2111 ext. 80532