Ottawa Saxophone Camp

Camp Director: Mike Tremblay
with: Patrick Denison
Date: Five days,  July 2 – 6, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday Afternoon:  Saxophone Concert
For: any saxophonist with one year experience to advanced, students grades 7 to 12 and adults.
Maximum camp size:  24
Fee: $475 (non-refundable)
Location: Alcorn Music Studios, 953 Gladstone Avenue
Registration Deadlines: Register by June 14th, 2018.
Late registration until June 28th (no t-shirt).
To register online click here:

Ottawa Saxophone Camp 2016 web

What it’s all about…

  • Rehearse and perform with a quartet or quintet
  • Quartets will be formed based on students age and skill level.
  • Students will work through challenging material of varying styles, and will perform at a public concert at the end of the week.

Jazz Improvisation Workshops

  • Students will be divided into beginner and intermediate/advanced classes, and sessions will be aimed at developing specific improvising techniques.
  • Players will be given a theoretical approach, then learn to apply it to a blues, modal, and standard repertoire.
  • Participate in a jam session and play with a professional rhythm section.


Special sessions dealing with various topics as they relate specifically to the saxophone, such as practicing, playing and performing; these will be given by Mike Tremblay.

Saxophone Choir and Chamber Groups

  • There are two or three chamber groups, each of a different size.
  • The largest ensemble is the saxophone choir.

Sight-Reading Sessions

Intermediate and advanced sessions are held where students learn how to improve their sight-reading skills.

Special notes…

  • Students must provide their own instrument. (exceptions apply for baritone sax)
  • All rehearsal, workshops and masterclasses will be held at Alcorn Music Studios
  • Those students new to the camp may be required to participate in an informal placement audition at the beginning of camp.

We supply:

  • all music and a music folder.
  • t-shirts.
  • overnight instrument lock up.

What to bring:

  • your instrument.
  • your own reeds.
  • your lunch or signed permission to leave the premises and purchase lunch nearby.
  • refillable water bottle.

Saxophone Camp Concert
Friday,  2:00 PM at Vimy Brewing Company
1-145 Loretta Avenue North (just behind the Alcorn Music Studios building)

Have questions?  please call us! 613-729-0693 or email:

Thank you to MusiCare for providing bari’s and sopranos.




Thank you to St.John’s Music for your continuous support.