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Clarisax Feast 2015

Register Now! https://www.regonline.com/clarisaxfeast2015


Join fellow clarinet and saxophone enthusiasts at CASSWA’s seventh annual ClariSaxFeast, featuring the music of British composer and saxophonist Andy Scott. In 2015 welcome back Ashley Smith as guest clarinettist, Allan Meyer (clarinet), Dr Matt Styles (saxophone), the WA Clarinet Quartet and the Perth Saxophone Collective.

Join us for a day full of workshops, ensemble playing, and performances by fantastic musicians. See product displays from our musical sponsors and mingle with fellow musicians of all ages. There will be opportunities to play (in a friendly and non-­threatening group environment!) so make sure to bring your instrument.


Sunday 14 June
9am – 3pm
University of WA School of Music


Adult: $65
Concession: $35


Entry to ClariSaxFeast automatically includes CASSWA membership until June 2016.

Payment methods

Credit card (at time of online registration only).
EFT: please identify payment with your name.
Deposit details: BSB: 306-­050 Account: 061 5000.
Cash and cheque payments only are available at the door. Please make cheques payable to Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Western Australia Inc.


Please note that CASSWA incurs non-­recoverable costs per registration; All cancellations will therefore incur a $5 cancellation fee. Cancellations made on or after 10 June are fully non-­refundable.

This year CASSWA is pleased to offer registration online! Register online by 10 June to go into the draw to win a prize!

Register Now! https://www.regonline.com/clarisaxfeast2015

Download the flyer: ClariSaxFeast 2015 Flyer Short Form

2015 program

9am: Registration

9:30am: Welcome.
Sax ensembles with Dr Matt Styles;
Clarinet ensembles with Wayne G’Froerer

10:30am: Morning tea break. Sponsor displays open.

11:15am: Workshops.
Saxes with Matt Styles and a surprise special guest: Back to Basics; Tips for Ensemble Playing.
Clarinets with Ashley Smith, Allan Meyer, Sue King & Wayne G’Froerer: Back to Basics; First time with an Accompanist; Clarinet Masterclass.

12:45pm: Lunch break. Sponsors displays open.

1:30pm: Grand Concert featuring our surprise special guest playing the music of Andy Scott, Ashley Smith, Matt Styles, Perth Saxophone Collective, the WA Clarinet Quartet and the ClariSaxFeast Wind Ensemble.

A light morning tea will be provided; please bring your own lunch or money for the on-site coffee and snack van.

UWA Opportunities for High School Students

Engage! is our newly revived exhibition program for talented young musicians aged 14-17. Under the direction of Prue Ashurst and School of Music Faculty, the program is designed to extend students who have a high aptitude for music, and help them to excel even further. A wide range of topics will be covered including: aural and musicianship training, music history, choral study, performance and composition.
Further details:  http://www.music.uwa.edu.au/community/engage – or there is a poster attached!
The cost of the 10 week program is $350. Please pass on this information to any student who may be interested! A number of scholarships are available, so please let me know if you have a student who might benefit from this?
School holiday programs
We will be running our yearly ‘Day in the Life of a Music Student‘ on Monday 13 April, which gives students in year 10-12 the opportunity to spend the day on campus participating in a range of activities. Participation is free but places are limited. Students can apply here: http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/about/events/DITL/april/music


We will also be opening up a number of classes during the school holidays for students to observe (and where possible participate) alongside our current students. These include:

Composition Workshop

Thursday 16 April, 11.00am – 12.30pm  (Callaway Music Auditorium)
Flute Class
Friday 17 April, 12.30pm – 1.45pm (Callaway Music Auditorium)
Clarinet and Saxophone Class
Friday 17 April, 12.30pm – 1.45pm (Callaway Music Auditorium)
Fridays@Five – Vocal Workshops
Friday 17 April, 5.00pm – 6.15pm (Callaway Music Auditorium)

Please spread the word and encourage any of your students who might be considering tertiary study in music in the future to attend.  Again, participation is completely free, just email concerts@uwa.edu.au to book in! 

Clarinet Honours Recitals

Honours year recitals at School of Music, UWA.
Public recitals – free admission.
Wednesday 19th November at Callaway Auditorium & Eileen Joyce Studio, School of Music UWA.
6.00pm – Craig McLaren (clarinet) with guest artists Irene Shaw (piano) and Jon Tooby (cello)
Program –  Trio for clarinet, cello & piano – Brahms, Fantasiestucke for clarinet & piano – Schumann, 3 Miniatures for clarinet & piano – Penderecki.
7.30pm – Ben Power (clarinet) with guest artists Rebecca Glorie & Cerys Tooby (violins), Rachael Kirk (viola) & Fotis Skordas (cello)
Program – New York Counterpoint – Steve Reich, Quintet for clarinet & strings – Weber, 3 Pieces for clarinet solo – Stravinsky

Michael Collins Workshop

Monday 6th October, 1:45pm – 3:30pm. Callaway Music Auditorium, School of Music UWA.

Michael Collins leading from the 1st clarinet an open rehearsal & performance of Mozart’s sublime Gran Partita for 13 Winds.

FREE for CASSWA members.

Michael Collins Masterclass

Wednesday 8th October at 7pm at  Callaway Music Auditorium, School of Music UWA.

Alexandra Thomson playing Copland Concerto,
Ben Clapin playing Nielsen Concerto and,
Craig McLaren playing Mozart Concerto.

FREE entry.