Andy Scott 2015

Andy Scott Saxophone Ensemble 2 day workshop (August 8th & 9th 2015) – £120

Andy Scott saxophone ensemble workshop 2015

Andy Scott saxophone ensemble workshop 2015 – We are delighted to welcome back Andy Scott to host another JazzSmart Workshop in August this year. Those who attended last years workshop will testify what an amazing opportunity it was to really understand what it means to play in an ensemble. The detail Andy explores and the improvement on everyone’s playing was obvious and evident to see, and we are fortunate to have back one of the RNCM saxophone tutors in his very busy schedule.

Andy Scott has performed all over the world, with the award winning Apollo Saxophone Quartet (est.1985 RNCM) and his group SaxAssault. He performs with Caliente, a trio with flautist Clare Southworth and harpist Lauren Scott, and in a duo with RNCM Tutor of percussion, Dave Hassell. For many years Andy has freelanced with the Halle Orchestra, Psappha & Apitos. He is co-Artistic Director with Rob Buckland of the annual RNCM Saxophone Day, founded the World Tenor Saxophone Consortium in 2003 and launched the Tenor Saxophone Index, a new online repertoire resource, in 2012 (with an RNCM Small Research Grant).

Andy Scott received a British Composer Award in 2006 for his double saxophone concerto Dark Rain, and has written many works for the saxophone that are performed and recorded worldwide. His work Spirit of Mingus was shortlisted for a Basca award in 2012, commissioned by Foden’s Brass Band. His tenor saxophone concerto was premiered by Branford Marsalis at the World Saxophone Congress in 2012, with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Clark Rundell. Andy has been commissioned, respectively by RNCM Tutor of Guitar Craig Ogden and by RNCM Visiting International Tutor of Trumpet Rex Richardson to write Concerti in 2014. Some of you may already be playing his compositions and arrangements for your ABRSM Graded Exams.

This years course will follow a similar format to last year. Andy will bring along his own compositions and arrangements, focusing on ensemble playing, but also with opportunities for solo/smaller group playing too. There will also be sessions on how to practice, what to practice, mental preparation for performance, and the physical and psychological sides to a ensuring a good performance. Any saxophonist wanting to improve regardless of genre should attend this workshop to further hone their sight reading, technical ability and general understanding of ensemble playing.

Andy will be joined by local Saxophonist and Teacher James Rawlinson who will be helping out over the two days.

James Rawlinson saxophonist

Saturday Registration from 9:00am

Workshops run daily 10:00am-4:30pm Saturday & Sunday.

All ages are welcome.

Entry requirements flexible, but as a general rule Grade 4 and above sight-reading ability (or relevant experience) is recommended.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the UK’s respected and passionate saxophonists, composers and all round good egg!

If you have questions about the workshop including course content in relation to your current playing ability just ask and we’ll be happy to discuss it further with you.

Telephone (07708) 091675 or to book or for more details.

Andy Scott 1100The course is being held on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th August 2014 at Durlston Court School, New Milton, Hampshire. The cost for the course is only £120 which includes lunch for the two days. If you are planning to come and live out of the area, we can recommend great accommodation nearby. More information about Andy can be found at

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