Central Michigan University's School of Music announces Saxophone Day 2017. Hosted by Professor of Saxophone John Nichol and the CMU Saxophone Studio, this biennial event takes place Sunday, March 26, 2017 in the School of Music on the campus of Central Michigan University. As of now registration is closed, although there is still room for those who wish to attend Mr. Creviston's master class in the morning, and his recital at 3:00 p.m. We cannot, however, guarantee placement in the Michigan Saxophone Ensemble concert at 5:00 p.m. due to space limitations.
Attendance is free, with participants needing only purchase their lunch and a $3 ticket for the concert.
This year's event features guest saxophonist Christopher Creviston, artist/professor of saxophone at Arizona State University. Internationally recognized as a performer and clinician, Creviston has been featured with some of the world's top orchestras and wind ensembles, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra, working with conductors André Previn, Neeme Järvi, RandaCraig Fleischer, and Jack Everly, to name a few. For his full bio, see Christopher Creviston
Sunday morning begins with a Master Class at 9 a.m. by Mr. Creviston in Staples Family Concert Hall. Following a break for lunch, the Michigan Saxophone Ensemble will rehearse in Staples Family Concert Hall at 12 p.m. with all attending saxophonists participating. Following the rehearsal and a break, Mr. Creviston presents his solo recital on the Staples Family Concert Hall stage at 3 p.m.*
Following the recital, the day concludes with performances by the CMU Saxophone Ensemble at 4:30 p.m. and the Michigan Saxophone Ensemble at 5 p.m., both in Staples Family Concert Hall.
For more information, please contact John Nichol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Tickets for Christopher Creviston's concert are $3 for students and seniors, and $5 for all others and are available January 23, 2017 by calling the Central Box Office at (989) 774-3045, or at the door.
Hailed as "one of the world's top saxophone
artists..." (Audiophile Audition) with "the personality and fingers
of a first rate soloist..." (American Record Guide), "subtle,
perceptive phrasing, and flawless control of vibrato..." (Fanfare
Magazine), YAMAHA Performing Artist Christopher Creviston has
played venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Paisley Park and the Apollo
Internationally recognized as a performer and clinician, Creviston has been featured with some of the world's top
orchestras and wind ensembles, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra,
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and
National Symphony Orchestra, working with conductors André Previn, Neeme Järvi,
Randall Craig Fleischer, Jack Everly and Steven Reineke, to name a few. Creviston
performs regularly in chamber ensembles with pianist Hannah
Creviston, guitarist Oren Fader, and the
Creviston has appeared in concert with notable jazz
musicians Wycliffe Gordon, John Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, Ann Hampton Callaway,
Jon Faddis, Bobby Shew, Dennis DiBlasio, Bunky Green, Jim Snidero, Bob Mintzer,
Wayne Bergeron, Steve Houghton, Vinny DiMartino, Dave Liebman, Peggy Cone, and
Marvin Stamm, and has had the pleasure of working with pop performers Crystal
Gayle, Maureen McGovern, Billy Porter, Patti Russo, Marty Thomas, Lisa Vroman,
David Raleigh, Ben Vereen and Kim Sozzi, as well as playing shows with jokester
Presently on faculty at Arizona State University,
Dr. Creviston has held positions at the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam),
the Greenwich House of Arts (NYC), the University of Windsor (Canada), and the
University of Michigan. In the Summer 2016, Creviston will be joining the
faculty of the Great Plains Saxophone Saxophone Workshop, held at the University
Creviston's mentors include Donald Sinta, James
Forger, Trent Kynaston and Rhonda Buckley. Creviston can be heard on
recordings released on the Albany, Chandos, Einstein, Equilibrium, White Pine,
Daddy-O, Shady Bear, Rocking Chair, Swirling and CDBaby record labels.