Department of Music

Single Reed Symposium 2023

Mark your calendars!  The 2023 Single Reed Symposium will be on Saturday, November 4th!

Below is the information from last year’s event. It’s a perfect example of what you can expect this year.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Master Classes and Clinics
10:00 – Robert Jansen – clinic – Room 305 – “Building a Strong Foundation from A to V; Basics for the Young Saxophonist”
10:00 – Tim Harris – Saxophone Master Class – Room 109
11:00 – Steve Collins – clinic – Room 215 – “Secrets of a Master Repairman”
11:00 – Denise Gainey – clinic – Room 109 -‘Engage the Cage! Tips for Achieving your Best Tone’
12:00   – Lunch
1:00 – Kelsey Paquin, clinic – Room 305 – “The Fundamentals of Phrasing”
2:30 – Brian Viliunas, clinic – Room 215 – “Opening Pandora’s box on practicing”
3:00– Tabitha Robinson, clinic – Room 305 – “Reed Adjustment: Feel like you’re only getting 3 or 4 decent reeds in that box? Not anymore.”
4:00 – Group performance – LeBaron Recital Hall

Performances – all performances will be in LeBaron Recital Hall
10:30 – Tim Phillips, clarinet
11:30 – Kelsey Paquin, clarinet
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – Tim Harris, saxophone
1:30 – Exit 51 Sax Quartet
2:00 – LeBaron Trio
3:00 – Cahaba Sax Quartet
3:30 – Brian Villiunas, clarinet

You may observe Master Classes with Dr. Tim Harris, Professor of saxophone, University of North Alabama.

You can even perform during the Master Classes!  Three 20 minutes slots per artist are available on a first come first serve bases.  You must register to participate.  You do not need to register to observe the master classes.

Participate in Dr. Harris’s Master Class Participants’ slots are full.  You may still attend the Master Class and observe.

All participants of the Symposium are welcome to attend any of the performances and clinics, plus observe any master classes of their choosing.  A printed schedule will be provided on the day of the symposium.

If you have questions or need specific accommodations, please contact the Music Department at or 205-665-6670.