Columbus State University Schwob School of Music saxophone professor Amy Griffiths hosts an international saxophone competition beginning today. The four-day event will award a first prize of a new saxophone, $3000 cash, and a place on a CD for the recording of a brand new piece written for the event with the CSU percussion ensemble.
Forty competitors (age 30 and younger) will compete and the public is invited to listen to all the rounds. The event also features a free concert by the saxophone professor at the Paris Conservatory at 8 p.m. Friday. Here are the details in case it's not too late:
All events are free and at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts' Legacy Hall.
Thursday October 25
Preliminary round: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5:30 p.m.
Friday October 26
Preliminary round: 8:30 a.m.-noon, 12:50 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Claude Delangle's saxophone recital (Paris Conservatory): 8 p.m.
Saturday October 27
Semi-final round 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sunday October 28
Final round: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winners announced: 2 p.m.