The University of Akron SAXOPHONE DAY

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The University of Akron is pleased to announce details for the 2018 UA School of Music SAXOPHONE DAY on Wednesday, October 31.  We invite any interested middle and high school directors and their saxophone students to join us for afternoon clinic sessions and an evening concert by The University of Akron Symphonic Band.  The concert will feature solo works with wind band performed by UA Saxophone Faculty, Dr. Todd Gaffke, and repertoire featuring the UA Symphonic Band saxophone section.  

A schedule for the day is listed below and both the clinic sessions and concert are free and open to the public.  Any and all saxophone students are encouraged to join us for this exciting Saxophone Day.

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Saxophone Day Schedule

3:00 p.m. - Registration and check-in: Guzzetta Hall Atrium

3:30 p.m. - Basic Fundamentals Clinic: Dr. Todd Gaffke, clinician - EJ Thomas Hall (PAH)

4:15 p.m. - Masterclass: Dr. Todd Gaffke, clinician - EJ Thomas Hall (PAH)

NOTE: Students interested in performing during the masterclass should email Dr. Gaffke directly - There are only four performance times are available - first come, first serve.  All others will be scheduled for a FREE private lesson with Dr. Gaffke at a time and date TBA. 

5:30 p.m. - Dinner for Clinic Participants: Guzzetta Hall Atrium

6:15 p.m. - Saxophone Exhibits (TBA): Guzzetta Hall Atrium

7:30 p.m. - UA Symphonic Band Concert: featuring Dr. Todd Gaffke, UA Saxophone Faculty.

For more information please contact The University of Akron Bands at 330-972-6180 or  Additional inquiry about the Saxophone Clinic and Masterclass should be directed to Dr. Todd Gaffke at 330-972-6622 or


Dr. Todd Gaffke