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Warmest wishes for your success, dear graduating students of the Saxophone Class of 2019. A special note of recognition to Matthew for graduating With Distinction!
Matthew has been accepted into the PDP Program at UVic. Michelle has been accepted into the teacher certification program at UBC.
Both Matthew and Michelle possess a wealth of skill in additional performance areas. Matthew has distinguished himself as Assistant Conductor of the Don Wright Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and conducted the UVic Saxophone Ensemble (Cuban Overture). He is also a competent guitarist. Michelle is a highly skilled pianist. She accompanied UVic Vocal Jazz on several occasions and conducted the UVic Saxophone Ensemble (Cascades) this past year.
As members of the highly engaged and accomplished Sobremesa Saxophone Quartet, they were finalists and winners of the Victoria Performing Arts Festival.
Michael and Kayla will be completing their undergraduate studies this coming September.
On several occasions, the University of Victoria Saxophone Studio has been the recipient of generous donations of instruments and scores.
Recently, the Saxophone Studio has accepted with sincere gratitude the generous donation of several ensemble scores by Maestro Giuseppe Pietraroia, Conductor-in-Residence for both Pacific Opera Victoria and the Victoria Symphony.
Thank you, Maestro (Joey), for your kind and generous donation! The scores will be catalogued, preserved, and put to good use.
Congratulations to all students on the occasion of the highly successful presentation of the annual Saxophone Class Recital of solo works. Well done, everyone! Onwards and upwards towards concerts and juries!
Multi-talent saxophone students appearing in the upcoming Vocal Jazz Showcase, November 25, 7pm (Admission by Donation) are First Year Ben (voice/Studio Group), Fourth Year Matthew (Guitar) and Fourth Year Michelle (Piano).