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Summer 2017 Schedule

All events are held in the Music Recital Hall - Building H - unless specified.

On June 10th, 2017 LSC-Montgomery hosts MSD (Montgomery Saxophone Day)!

Event Overview
Montgomery Saxophone Day is an all-day event created by Reese Burgan, Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Lone Star College - Montgomery and is open to saxophonists of high-school age and above. On June 10, 2017 participants will have the opportunity to participate in master classes, network, try saxophones, mouthpieces, neck straps, and more. Additionally, Montgomery Saxophone Day is proud to host Dr. Masahito Sugihara, Professor of Saxophone at Sam Houston State University, who will perform and clinic 5 outstanding saxophonists in a public master class. The day also features a massive saxophone ensemble made up of every participant, rehearsed and conducted by Cristina Mendoza, Director of Bands at Lone Star College - Montgomery. The ensemble will close the day by giving a public concert of orchestral transcriptions. Join us for this fun and exciting day of everything saxophone!

For more information, please contact Reese Burgan at reese.g.burgan@lonestar.edu

8:00 AM Check-in
8:30 AM Welcome (Recital Hall) 
9:00 AM Clinic
10:00 AM Dr. Sugihara Performance
11:00 AM Sax Ensemble Rehearsal 1
12:00 PM Lunch / Rehearsals (for Master Class performers)
1:00 PM Guest Artist Master Class with Dr. Sugihara
3:00 PM Sax Ensemble Rehearsal 2
4:30 PM Break
5:00 PM Closing Concert

Masahito Sugihara is the assistant professor of saxophone at Sam Houston State University. He earned the Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University as a student of Dr. Frederick L. Hemke. Previous studies include with Marshall Taylor at Temple University.  Mas has appeared as recitalist and clinician in Brazil, Canada, England, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Japan, Scotland, and United States. He is a member of Awea Duo and Amethyst Saxophone Quartet, and has performed in the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Dal Niente, Grant Park Orchestra, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Network for New Music, New York City Ballet, and Reading Symphony. An advocate of contemporary music, he has worked with such notable composers including, Lee Hyla, Christian Lauba, Lei Liang, Zhou Long, Alvin Lucier, François Rossé, Mari Takano, Hans Tomalla, and Marc-Anthony Turnage. 

As an avid arranger, Mas has transcribed a wide range of compositions for flute/sax duo, reed quartet, saxophone quartet, and larger saxophone ensembles. 
Previously, he was the assistant professor of saxophone at Morehead State University and has taught saxophone and chamber music in the Chicago area at Northwestern University, Roosevelt University and Trinity Christian College.

 Mas is a Conn-Selmer/Selmer Paris and D’Addario Performing Artist.

All events are subject to change. For more information or questions, please contact 936.273.7021 or email MontgomeryFineArts@LoneStar.edu