SUPPORT THE WSU SAXOPHONE STUDIO
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At Wright State University, you can really make a difference. Gifts from community friends and family like you help the University support its mission to provide quality education and opportunity to students. We hope you will join us in making a commitment to the Saxophone Studio Fund . Your participation does make a difference. All gifts are tax-deductible.
If you are able to pledge $100 or more, you may complete your pledge online or call the WSU Office of Development at (800) 535-0688 or (937) 775-2251. You may also download a pledge form and mail it to the address shown on the form.
When completing your pledge, be sure to specify that the gift designation is the Saxophone Studio Fund (Account 550914) . If you prefer to pledge over the telephone, please call the WSU Foundation Office at (937) 775-2251 or send an e-mail.
Thank you in advance for your support.
NEW! DONOR'S CHOICE
Some donors prefer to choose a specific item that their gift will provide. It is a simple process: browse the items below, make your selection, and then contact us by email or telephone (937) 775-2178.
On average, the Saxophone Studio will consume over a dozen boxes of reeds each month. Because reeds are made from cane, one may think they are inexpensive to purchase, but the manufacturing process makes the average price $35+ per box . ($35+)
As the studio continues to grow, there is also a growing need to support the family of instruments such as the sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass. These instruments are used in wind ensembles, chamber ensembles, and solo performance and average $4000+ to purchase and maintain. ($4000+)
Portable music players provide the students with easy access to audio lectures and music files for master class study and discussion. ($200+)
Portable Digital Audio Recorders
Portable music recorders provide the students with easy access to record lectures and to record practicing as a valuable self-assessment tool. ($300+)
The Saxophone Studio often travels to present recitals and clinics at high schools, elementary schools, and various community events. Support travel expenses by purchasing a Speedway Gas Coupon. ($50+)
Hosting workshops, clinics, lectures, and performances provide WSU students the opportunity to gain knowledge from the expertise of others. Past clinicians that have worked with WSU students include: Amherst Saxophone Quartet (Amherst, NY), Empire Saxophone Quartet (Ithaca, NY), David Nabb (University of Nebraska at Kearney), Joseph Murphy and Matthew Slotkin (Mansfield University of Pennsylvania), Frank Battisti (Conductor Emeritus of the New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble), Frederick Fennell (past Principal Conductor of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Ensemble), H. Robert Reynolds (Principal Conductor of the Wind Ensemble at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California), Colonel Timothy Foley (former director of "The President's Own" Marine Band and music advisor to the White House), Colonel John Bourgeouis (former conductor of "The President's Own" Marine Band), Gary Green (Director of Bands at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami Florida), William Wakefield (director of University of Oklahoma Wind Ensemble), and Gabriella Maurino (Piazzolla tango research specialist Buenos Aires, Argentina). Hosting workshops and performances range from $500 for an individual artist to over $4000 for small chamber groups. ($500+)