The Catholic University of America

Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

Single Reed Symposium 2016

Join Dr. Bob Beeson and Dr. Ben Redwine as the saxophone and clarinet studios join forces to present the CUA Single Reed Symposium 2016 on April 2nd. Guest artists include Mr. John Reeks, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Loyola University, New Orleans; and Dr. Stephanie Thompson, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Loyola University; and lecturer and performer Dr. Gregory Harrison. The day consists of informative master classes and performances culminating in an all-participant saxophone/clarinet choir concert. Leading music industry companies will also be on hand with impressive displays for equipment testing. 


Register Today!

The registration fee of $25 is due on or before March 1, $30 thereafter, and is payable through Paypal. Contact Ben Redwine to arrange an alternate form of payment. A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact for consideration.

We wish to thank our sponsors for their generous support.

Find out which vendors will be at this event.

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  9:00 AM - Registration and visit vendors

10:00 AM - Welcome & clarinet/saxophone joint choir rehearsal

11:00 AM - Concurrent classes:

“Top Ten List of Ways You Can Double On Eb and Bass Clarinet”
with John Reeks & Stephanie Thompson

"Classical Saxophone" with Bob Beeson

11:45 AM - Lunch and visit vendors

12:45 PM - Clarinet/saxophone joint choir rehearsal

  1:35 PM - Repair Panel Discussion with Jeff Dening & Wesley Rice

  2:20 PM - "Pete Fountain" with Gregory Harrison

  3:00 PM - Visit vendors

  4:00 PM - "Beginning Jazz Improvisation" with Ben Redwine

  4:30 PM - Gala Recital

Please note this schedule is subject to change. 
All sessions, including the evening recital, will take place in the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music (Ward) at The Catholic University of America.