Eastman Summer Saxophone Institute

Application deadline extended to June 1, 2023!

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Eastman Summer Saxophone Institute
July 16-23, 2023 / Sunday-Sunday, 9 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Room: EEW 415

Chien-Kwan Lin, director

Come join us for a taste of the Eastman saxophone experience in this one-week intensive program, hosted by Professor Chien-Kwan Lin of the award-winning Eastman saxophone studio. Program emphasis will be performance-oriented, structured around private lessons and master classes in both solo and chamber settings. All private lessons will be taught personally by Professor Lin. Exceptional high school and collegiate students are encouraged to apply.

All applicants should contact Professor Lin directly before applying: clin@esm.rochester.edu. Please include a copy of your music resume with your message. If you need help putting a music resume together, you can use this template as a guide.

This institute is designed as a residential program; participants age 14 and older may reserve on-campus housing and meals at the Eastman Student Living Center. The housing cost includes three meals per day. Students must be 14 by the first day of the program in order to stay in the Student Living Center; students under age 14 may not stay on campus and will need to make alternate housing arrangements. Note that housing space is limited this year; please reserve early once you have confirmed you will attend. For information about on-campus housing and a list of resources for those staying off-campus, click here.

Program starts with a Faculty Concert on Sunday, July 16 at 3 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall, followed by an orientation session
Participant Solo Concert: Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall
Participant Chamber Music Concert: Sunday, July 23, 2023 at 11 a.m. in Kilbourn Hall 

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Faculty Concert, Sunday, July 16 at 3 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall, followed by orientation
Last scheduled activity: Participant Chamber Music Concert, Sunday, July 23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall

Professional Development Hours: 50
$875 / noncredit (institute tuition only)
$1,415 / tuition with housing and meals

“The program was very intense and engaging, and I believe I have improved not only as a musician, but in demeanor and confidence as well. The faculty were all incredibly supportive and willing to help you improve in a way tailored to your playing/style.”  – 2022 Eastman Summer Saxophone Institute participant

Read our blog: Summer Saxophone at Eastman: A View from Three Angles