SaxDay 2014

Nottingham SaxDay
  Sunday March 6th 2011
Djanogly Arts Centre, University of Nottingham, University Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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Detailed directions and map
  • Course director Alistair Parnell is joined by Naomi Sullivan, Julia Mills, Sarah Markham and Nicola Pennill.


Ensemble Playing

  • All participants will have the opportunity to play in ensembles of various sizes.  Depending as they do on numbers and mix of instruments, these groups will be assigned on the day.
  • Parts are not sent in advance so you need to be prepared to sight read the music on the day.  Every effort will be made to provide music of a suitable standard but you should be at least Grade 5 or equivalent level to get the most out of the day.





  • Focussing on various aspects of performance, including:
    • Solo playing, repertoire and technique
    • Introduction to jazz playing
  • Some of these sessions will feature course participants (volunteers!) in various performance situations
  • Observers will be able to take the audience point of view, and pick up valuable tips and advice for their own playing.
Further information
  • Please indicate main instrument and which others you can bring
  • The evening concert is informal (and free!) if you’d like family and friends to be there, please encourage them to come along.
  • Nottingham’s sax specialists Windblowers will be available throughout the day with instruments, accessories and music to try and buy -
  • There are limited catering facilities on site (as it is a Sunday), so bring lunch unless you have pre-ordered a packed lunch. Windblowers provide hot and cold drinks at breaks.
  • Please bring a music stand! 



Draft Programme


Djanogly Recital Hall

Rehearsal Hall, Green Room, Chamber Music Room & Practice Rooms

10:00 – 10:30

Arrival and registration

10:30 – 12:00

Large group

Large group (Rehearsal Hall)

Smaller ensembles (other rooms)

12:00 – 12:30


12:30 – 13:30




Jazz workshop 

13:30 – 14:30



14:30 – 15:45

Large group

Large group (Rehearsal Hall)

Smaller ensembles (other rooms)

15.45 – 16:15


16:15 – 17:00

Mass blow

17:00 – 18:00

Free choice session/free time

18:00 – 19:30