The University of Central Florida’s SaxFest features activities designed for middle school, high school, college, and community saxophone players, including performances, clinics, and saxophone ensemble reading session. Bring your saxophone!
Featuring Dr. Katherine Weintraub and Michael Thomas.
Dr. Katherine Weintraub (a native of Sarasota, Florida) is a decorated
performer and passionate educator. Known for her sensitive musicianship, Dr.
Weintraub champions the standard repertoire of the saxophone, in addition to
contemporary music and creative transcriptions of borrowed works. As a
soloist, she has been featured with the Florida State University Wind Orchestra,
the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and the Flint Symphony Orchestra.
Michael Thomas is a Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer, and arranger and
has been an active member of the New York City jazz community since arriving
in 2011. Holding degrees from the University of Miami, New England
Conservatory, and The Juilliard School, Michael has performed throughout the
United States and abroad, including tours in Central and South America, Australia, Europe, Japan, and Russia.
Sponsored in large part by the UCF Student Government Association