​            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 nicho1ja@cmich.edu.

*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.

Christopher Creviston

 

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 Theater. 

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 Capitol Quartet.  
  
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 Bob Hope. 

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 of Oklahoma.

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.