CANCELLED: Rocky Mountain Saxophone Summit

The event features clinics, performances, and masterclasses by professionals and professors from along the Front Range, with special guest Christopher Creviston, Arizona State 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.

All daytime events, are free and open to the public.

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

2020 Guest Artist

Christopher Creviston promotional photo


Guest Artist, Dr. Christopher Creviston, faculty at Arizona State University, is hailed as "one of the world's top saxophone artists..." (Audiophile Audition) with "the personality and fingers of a first-rate soloist..." (American Record Guide), "subtle, perceptive phrasing, and flawless control of vibrato..." (Fanfare Magazine). A YAMAHA Performing Artist Dr. Creviston has played venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Paisley Park and the Apollo Theater.

Internationally recognized as a performer and clinician, Dr. Creviston has been featured with some of the world's top orchestras and wind ensembles, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra, working with conductors André Previn, Neeme Järvi, Randall Craig Fleischer, Jack Everly and Steven Reineke, to name a few. Creviston performs regularly in chamber ensembles with pianist Hannah Creviston, guitarist Oren Fader, and the Capitol Quartet.

Dr. Creviston has appeared in concert with notable jazz musicians Wycliffe Gordon, John Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jon Faddis, Bobby Shew, Dennis DiBlasio, Bunky Green, Jim Snidero, Bob Mintzer, Wayne Bergeron, Steve Houghton, Vinny DiMartino, Dave Liebman, Peggy Cone, and Marvin Stamm, and has had the pleasure of working with pop performers Crystal Gayle, Maureen McGovern, Billy Porter, Patti Russo, Marty Thomas, Lisa Vroman, David Raleigh, Ben Vereen and Kim Sozzi, as well as playing shows with jokester Bob Hope.

Prior to his position with Arizona State University, he held positions at the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam), the Greenwich House of Arts (NYC), the University of Windsor (Canada), and the University of Michigan.


Past Guest Artists


Per Colorado State University policies regarding COVID-19, all School of Music, Theatre, and Dance events and related activities originally scheduled for March 23 through May 15, 2020 have been cancelled, including the Rocky Mountain Saxophone Summit.

CSU has no greater responsibility than the health of our students and broader community; therefore, this decision has been made out of an abundance of caution due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation. For up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the CSU Public Safety site.


April 11, 2020
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Organ Recital Hall, Runyan Rehearsal Hall, and Instrumental Rehearsal Hall


Peter Sommer

Professor of Music; Saxophone, Chamber Music, Jazz Studies; Coordinator of Woodwinds

(970) 491-3010