Wisconsin Saxophone Clinic
February 24, 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Wisconsin Saxophone Clinic (WiSC) aims to empower and inspire saxophonists of all ages to pursue musical excellence through an accessible and inclusive day of learning.
WiSC was founded on the idea that saxophonists throughout the state of Wisconsin and beyond should have an opportunity to come together for a day of fellowship and learning. We have made this event FREE to attend because we believe that cost should never be a barrier to pursuing artistic growth. At WiSC, you will learn from professional saxophonists at the forefront of the field, gaining valuable insights on everything from how to practice to how to have a successful audition. If you want to take your saxophone playing to the next level, WiSC is the place to be!
Registration deadline Saturday, February 17
Guest Artist: Gabriel Piqué
Gabriel Piqué is an assistant professor of saxophone and jazz studies at BW’s Conservatory of Music. As a soloist and active performer, Piqué has presented concerts all over the world, including: Las Vegas, Croatia, Moscow, Strasbourg, Beijing, Shanghai and Thailand. In 2020, he was the featured concerto soloist at the North American Saxophone Alliance conference in Tempe, AZ and was named first prize winner of the North American Saxophone Alliance Solo Competition in 2016. He is the baritone saxophonist of the award-winning Fuego Quartet, which was the gold medal winner of the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the 2017 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. Fuego Quartet recently released its debut album, “Migration,” through the Parma Recordings label. Piqué also plays alto in the critically acclaimed touring saxophone sextet, The Moanin’ Frogs. In 2018, Gabriel established the University of Illinois Saxophone Ensemble. As director he has arranged and premiered numerous original transcriptions for large saxophone ensemble at the North American Saxophone Alliance regional conference. Piqué has studied jazz saxophone with Dave D’Angelo of the Buddy Rich Orchestra and Ron Bridgewater of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. His primary classical teachers have included Debra Richtmeyer, Chien-Kwan Lin and Connie Frigo. Piqué is a Vandoren Artist. Among his numerous academic and merit-based awards, Piqué has been named a Presser Scholar and is a recipient of Eastman’s prestigious performer’s certificate.
|1:00–2:30 p.m.||Guest Artist Masterclass|
|2:30–3:30 p.m.||Saxophone Repair Class with Brian Katz|
|3:30–5:00 p.m.||Mini clinics, saxophone ensemble, and exhibits|
|5:00 p.m.||WiSC Faculty Showcase Recital|
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! We encourage you to bring a saxophone as there will be opportunities to play and tryout equipment throughout the day.
Absolutely – WiSC is open to everyone!
Yes, you can attend as much of WiSC as you like.
No! WiSC is completely free to attend — all you have to do is register.