Saxophone Ensemble Performs in Studio Concert

Published: March 25, 2022 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Read Time: 3 minutes

SUU Saxophone StudentSUU’s Saxophone Ensemble will present Sleep Saxophone Studio Concert on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall of the SUU Music Building. This concert is free and open to the public. It will also be livestreamed at

Drew Holland, a senior double major in Music Education and Saxophone Performance from Taylorsville, Utah, shares, “It really takes everyone in the ensemble to make the music happen. I’ve loved working with my fellow saxophonists and creating music with them. There’s no better feeling than achieving great music with great people. It’s an excellent opportunity to listen to wonderful music for saxophone ensembles. Plus we are doing some pop arrangements. You should definitely check out this concert. Dr. O’Connor and the ensemble have been working hard to make this happen.”

The SUU Saxophone Ensemble is open to all students by audition. Students perform classic saxophone ensemble literature as well as more modern jazz and pop-style music. Under the direction of Dr. Lindsey O’Connor, these students learn how to work together as an ensemble and to perform as a team. Dr. O’Connor is an experienced educator and performer with a history of working in the music industry. She is skilled in woodwinds and piano. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Mia Clark, a freshman Music Education and Performance major from Las Vegas, Nevada, says, “When participating in an ensemble like this, a lot of people are relying on you. I’ve learned how important it is to hold yourself accountable with practicing and preparing so you don’t let the people around you down. I really enjoy the bonding between my peers that happens while preparing and rehearsing. Some of my greatest friendships have blossomed from being a part of this ensemble and seeing them all so much.” 

Listen to the soothing sounds of the saxophone at the Sleep Saxophone Studio Concert on April 6, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. For more information about arts events at SUU, please visit

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The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 900 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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