Rocky Mountain Saxophone Summit

Poster for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Saxophone SummitThe event features clinics, performances, and masterclasses by professionals and professors from along the Front Range, with guests New Third Stream Quartet featuring Rick VanMatre and James Bunte from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Jim Romain from Drake University, and Peter Sommer from Colorado State University.

The all-ages event features masterclasses and a performance by students from CSU, UNC, CU, DU, MSU, and UW, as well as clinics with audience participation. Bring your instrument for the opportunity to play along! Daytime events are free and open to the public, and Tim Glessman from Sax Alley will have horns to try.

Bring your instrument for the opportunity to play along! All daytime events, are free and open to the public.

The Summit Potpourri Concert is at 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall.

Guest Artists

Rick VanMatre and James Bunte from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; Jim Romain from Drake University; Art BoutonUniversity of Denver; Peter SommerColorado State University; Wil SwindlerColorado State University; Scott TurpenUniversity of Wyoming; and Mark Harris from Metropolitan State University.


March 3, 2018
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Organ Recital Hall, Runyan Rehearsal Hall, and Instrumental Rehearsal Hall


Peter Sommer

Coordinator of Jazz Studies
Coordinator of Woodwinds
Associate Professor of Saxophone
Director of Jazz Bands

(970) 491-3010

Previous Guests

2016 - Debra Richtmeyer, University of Illinois; Sam Newsome
2014 - Zach Shemon, University of Missouri - Kansas City