July 26-August 1, 2020
SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
Hosted by the MANA Quartet
Featuring Patrick Meighan and Wildy Zumwalt
Welcoming saxophonists of all ages to participate in this 7-day intensive course. During the institute, participants will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from the MANA Quartet, Florida State University’s Albert N. Tipton Professor Emeritus of Music Patrick Meighan, and SUNY Fredonia’s Associate Professor of Saxophone Wildy Zumwalt.
Private instruction will be offered as well as a series of seminars covering a range of topics like style, intonation, tone color, musical interpretation, entrepreneurial skills and more.
All participants will have the opportunity to perform in chamber ensembles, saxophone orchestra and solo masterclasses. Additionally, participants will have access to the Sigurd M. Raschèr Archive at Reed Library.
SUNY Fredonia School of Music
280 Central Ave. Fredonia, NY 14063
Participants are encouraged to fly into Buffalo Niagara International Airport where shuttles will be available with advance coordination.
Housing and food
Participants will be provided housing on-campus, with meals provided in the dining hall.
- Registration at noon on July 26 (dinner provided this day)
- Check-out after lunch on August 1
$650 per participant (tuition, room and board)
$415 (tuition, lunch and dinner – no housing or breakfast provided)
Sigurd M. Raschèr Collection at Reed Library, SUNY Fredonia
The Sigurd Raschèr Collection represents one of the finest collections of manuscript materials documenting the development of the saxophone’s role within 20th-century classical music in the country. Donated by Raschèr’s daughter, Carina, to the Archives & Special Collections at Fredonia in 2004, the collection traces the life and work of the preeminent classical saxophonist Sigurd M. Raschèr (1907-2001) and offers musicians, composers and scholars alike the opportunity to engage with Raschèr’s brilliant and prolific career, including his connection with the Fredonia School of Music.
Extending over 75 linear feet, the collection includes autograph and printed scores, correspondence, photographs, clippings, business records, audio materials and, not least, several of Raschèr’s own instruments.
In 2010-2011, a comprehensive audio preservation project resulted in the digitization of the analog audio materials contained in the collection from the following formats: 78 RPM shellac, instantaneous transcription disc, 45 RPM disc, LP album, 1/4″ reel to reel and cassette tape.