Due to COVID-19 our offices have migrated to tele-work. For questions, please email the Academy at academy@gmu.edu. All private lessons and some classes are now online. Unfortunately, some classes have been canceled. Please check your email for details and updates. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay well everyone!

Mason Summer Saxophone Academy

Summer 2020 registration is open!

Part of Summer Music Intensive Week!

New in summer 2020, join Mason School of Music faculty for this dynamic program that includes ensemble performances, audition preparation, reed and repair workshops, altissimo and more. Students will have the opportunity to play all saxophones, from soprano to bass, and can audition to perform in a masterclass with guest artists. The week culminates in a final performance for friends and family. Be part of the Mason Saxophone Academy for a fun and educational experience!


Ages:  13–18
Dates:  June 15–19, 2020
Times:  9 a.m.–4 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition:  $445 (optional room & board add $655 – see below)
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building
After Care:  $90/week (pickup by 6 p.m.)Learn More

The After Care program is located in Mason’s deLaski Performing Arts Building. Before the final checkout, search for and add “After Care” to your cart.

In the event of program cancellation due to COVID-19, a full refund will be issued (including residential housing option).

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Added Cost: $655

Whether you live near or far, students can add the “Summer Residential Option” and experience a week of campus life, with special evening activities included, while gaining new friendships with other like-minded artistic students. Students are fully supervised all week, with both male and female RA’s in housing. Rooms are double occupancy (linens and wi-fi included), and 3 meals a day are provided (dinner is included on Sunday, and breakfast and lunch are included on Friday). Check-in is Sunday, June 14, and students will check out Friday morning and be ready to depart immediately after the conclusion of the program on Friday afternoon.  After registering for Summer Clarinet Academy (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for and add “Summer Residential Option” to your cart – or REGISTER HERERefund deadline: April 1.

In the event of program cancellation due to COVID-19, a full refund will be issued to all housing registrants.





Instructor: Ed Fraedrich
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Ed Fraedrich, saxophone, joined the faculty of GMU in the fall of 2011 after having established a successful private studio in the area. He has performed solos with many ensembles, including the National Symphony Orchestra and the Fairfax Wind Symphony. As a teacher, he has placed more students into All-District and All-State bands than any saxophone teacher in Virgina. Ed is the principal saxophonist with the Virginia Grand Military Band and plays tenor in the quux saxophone quartet. He lives in Springfield, with his wife, Eileen, and three children.





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