Recitals & Lectures

Chicago Saxophone Day

Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 9:00am CST

McClintock Choral and Recital Room and Ryan Opera Theater

Bienen saxophone professor Taimur Sullivan and Dr. J. Michael Weiss-Holmes (Roosevelt University) co-lead a whirlwind day of master classes, clinics, and recitals, appropriate for saxophonists of all levels—from middle school through high school and college. This year’s featured guest artist is Joseph Lulloff (Michigan State University), who presents a master class and recital.

Registration is $30 for the general public and students, and includes admission to Joseph Lulloff's recital.

Register for Chicago Saxophone Day

Those wishing to attend only the Joseph Lulloff recital may purchase tickets below. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

Joseph Lulloff Recital-Only Tickets



9 a.m., Ryan Opera Theater
Welcome Meeting

9:15 a.m., Ryan Opera Theater
Taimur Sullivan and J. Michael Weiss-Holmes Clinic
Fundamentals and warm-up techniques

10 a.m., first-floor Ryan Center classrooms
Saxophone Speed Seminars
1. Taimur Sullivan (Northwestern University): Beast Mode—Improving Your Saxophone Technique
2. J. Michael Weiss-Holmes (Roosevelt University): The Orchestral Saxophonist
3. Julian Velasco (Northwestern University): Jazz Saxophone—Getting Hip to Swing
4. Tom Snydacker (Northern Illinois University): Getting the Most from Your Reeds

Lunch Break

All afternoon events take place in the McClintock Choral and Recital Room.

1 p.m.
Performance: Northwestern University Saxophone Ensemble/Quartets

2 p.m.
Master Class: Taimur Sullivan and J. Michael Weiss-Holmes

3 p.m.
Master Class: Joseph Lulloff

4:30 p.m.

5 p.m.
Joseph Lulloff Guest Artist Recital
Nathan Canfield, piano
​​​​​​​Steven Banks, Come As You Are 
Stacy Garrop, Sweet Tooth 
Dorothy Chang, New Stories 

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