Welcome to the website of the Saxophone Studio of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music.  This site includes information on the activities of our students, faculty, and alumni as well as our comprehensive program in saxophone performance and pedagogy.  We invite you to listen to recordings of our performances, read about the varied activities of the members of our studio, and learn about opportunities for saxophone study and performance at the Lawrence Conservatory.

The saxophone program at Lawrence provides opportunity for saxophonists to study at a nationally recognized conservatory of music and selective liberal arts college. Through its annual auditions, the Saxophone Studio enrolls approximately twenty students from all regions of the United States.  Since Lawrence University specializes in the education of undergraduates, all saxophone instruction is provided by members of the faculty.

Saxophone students may select majors in performance, music education, and theory/composition or develop areas of concentration outside established programs through student-designed majors.  Many students elect to combine majors in the Conservatory of Music or complete two degrees -- one in the Conservatory and one in the college of liberal arts and sciences -- through Lawrence's distinctive double-degree program. Students may choose an emphasis in classical saxophone performance, jazz saxophone performance, or both.

Each saxophone student at Lawrence may study with all of the saxophone faculty, participates in weekly performance classes, and completes a full-year course in saxophone techniques and performance practice. After completing a course in saxophone pedagogy, saxophone students at the Conservatory may teach lessons to pre-college students through the Lawrence Academy of Music.

We invite you to write to us if you would like to discuss your interest in saxophone study at Lawrence.

Steven Jordheim, Professor of Saxophone; steven.jordheim@lawrence.edu

Sara Kind, Instructor of Saxophone; sara.a.kind@lawrence.edu

José Encarnción, Instructor of Jazz Saxophone; jose.l.encarnacion@lawrence.edu


Visit our Events Page

Slipstream in concert:  Saturday, June 6, 4:30PM; Pusey Room of Warch Campus Center

Anna Buchholz and Joe Connor, alto saxophones;  Lawrence University Commencement Concert:  Friday, June 12, 8:00PM; Lawrence Chapel



Student Portraits

Alumni Portraits

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