Summer Saxophone Academy

Academy faculty

Otis Murphy

Otis Murphy is professor of music in saxophone at the IU Jacobs School of Music, joining the faculty in 2001. He is in great demand as an international soloist and clinician, having performed in some 20 countries worldwide across four continents.

Tom Walsh

Tom Walsh is professor of music in saxophone and chair of the Jazz Studies Department at the IU Jacobs School of Music. An active performer of jazz and classical music, he has presented concerts and workshops around the world and has been featured on numerous recordings.

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2023 Program schedule


Check-in will be Sunday, July 9, 4:00-6:00 pm in Read Dormitory near the center desk.


Monday through Friday morning

8:30 am-12:30 pm: Lessons, practice, technique classes

12:30-1:45 pm: Lunch

1:45-3:00 pm: Master class

3:00-3:50 pm: Free time/practice/topic class

4:00-5:30 pm: Quartet

5:30-7:00 pm: Dinner and free time

7:00-8:15 pm: Saxophone Ensemble and Jazz Workshop

8:30 pm: Concert


Friday Evening

7:00 pm Student Concert



Check out of Dorm by 10 am

Fees and deadlines


  • Tuition: $900
  • Room and Board: $450


  • Registration: May 7, 2024
  • Payment: May 27, 2024

How to apply

  1. Eligibility: Accepting students between the ages of 14 and 18-years.
  2. Enrollment limit: Registration will close at 32 participants.
  3. Application process: To apply, complete the online registration form. No auditions are required for enrollment.  

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Once you have completed the previous steps, please submit the Participant Agreement Form