Auditioning for a Conservatory

Written by user on October 2, 2015

(Saxophonist Gary Bartz; Photo: Bob Travis)

Are you considering applying to a conservatory to continue your musical training? How do you practice for that, and what should you be preparing?

Saxophone legend Gary Bartz, who teaches at Oberlin College, shares some advice with you in this Jazz Academy talk. Check it out!

For more thoughts, check out this video with saxophonist (and Juilliard alumna) Erica von Kleist:

Happy Birthday, John Coltrane

Written by user on September 23, 2014

Today marks what would have been John Coltrane’s 88th birthday. In recognition, the extraordinary saxophonist Gary Bartz shares some of his thoughts about Trane:

“John Coltrane gave me an insight of how hard one needs to work in order to create music that has never been heard before. His work effort continues to inspire me. What a wonderful musical scientist he was. In order to compose music on the spot, one cannot leave any stone unturned. One lifetime is not long …

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