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April 19, 2001


The UMBC Department of Music presents Sax-a-mania, an all-day saxophone clinic for middle and high school musicians on May 12. Tickets for Sax-a-Mania, which include free admission to two public concerts (see third paragraph), are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance reservation for the clinic is encouraged as seating is limited. For more information on Sax-a-Mania and the concerts call (410) 455-2942 or visit

The one-day hands-on workshop will feature world-class saxophonists offering instruction on tone development, technique, articulation, repertoire, jazz improvisation, ensemble performance and reed development. Instructors will include internationally renowned saxophonists Don Braden, Dale Underwood, and the Capitol Quartet, featuring Anjan Shah, Ken Foerch, David Stambler and David Lewis.

In conjunction with Sax-a-mania, the music department will present two concerts, open to the public. At 11 a.m. on May 12, Ken Foerch, David Lewis, David Stambler, Dale Underwood and others will present a concert of classical music for saxophone ($7 general admission, $3 students and seniors). Then at 7:30 p.m. on May 12, Don Braden, the Capitol Quartet and the Rick Hannah Trio will present a jazz concert ($10 general admission, $3 students and seniors). Both concerts will be held in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Sax-a-mania was organized by UMBC music faculty Anjan Shah, a member of the Capitol Quartet, one of the Mid-Atlantic region's most popular ensembles. Shah is excited about the clinicians participating in the event. "With over 160 years of collective saxophone experience, the instruction offered is of the highest caliber, from individuals who have distinguished careers in the music and saxophone worlds, including one Grammy nomination, international critical acclaim and numerous recordings. This event promises to be an educational and exciting event for all who participate."

Posted by dwinds1 at April 19, 2001 12:00 AM