With just over two months to go until this year's World Saxophone Congress in St Andrews, preparation is in full swing for the official launch of the Tenor Saxophone Index, an online resource where performers, teachers and students alike may access information about hundreds of pieces that have been composed for Tenor Saxophone.
Andy Scott, (Saxophonist, Composer and RNCM Tutor) received a coveted RNCM Teaching Award in 2011, enabling his vision of this online resource to be realised, hopefully becoming a valuable resource for Tenor Saxophonists the world over who currently struggle to find original new 'contemporary classical' repertoire.
Fellow saxophonists and RNCM graduates Matt London and Jennifer Watson are currently working with Andy on research and development of the website, and Matt has put a fantastic blog together http://mattlondonmusic.blogspot.com/ as well as working tirelessly with Andy to make the concept a reality, while Jennifer focuses on research for the database.
Finally, we are delighted to welcome two iconic figures in the saxophone and music world as Patrons; James Houlik and Branford Marsalis. It is fantastic to have two such figureheads on board.
Look out for further press releases in music magazines, and we hope to see some of you at the launch, at the WSC XVI in July!
The Tenor Saxophone Index Team