single reed day

LSU Single Reed Day

March 25, 2023 // LSU Baton Rouge Campus

The LSU School of Music is pleased to present our first-ever Single Reed Day, featuring exciting workshops and performances for middle and high school single reed instrument players. Students will have the opportunity to learn from LSU faculty members and guest artists such as Mariam Adam and Paul Forsyth, refining their skillsets and learning new techniques to excel as individuals and ensemble performers.

Hosted by LSU faculty Griffin Campbell, Franklin Bayhi Alumni Professor of Saxophone, and Cecilia Kang, Associate Professor of Clarinet.

On behalf of the LSU School of Music, we are pleased to welcome you to 2023 LSU Single Reed Day. This event will include master classes, repair workshops, foundation workshops, a vendor exhibit, and amazing raffle prizes, courtesy of our generous sponsors. Festivals such as this provide a synthesis of traditional and contemporary music and teaching styles.

We hope that you will also find time to visit our internationally renowned vendor exhibit to check out the latest in technological developments in clarinets and saxophones, mouthpieces, reeds, other accessories and sheet music. It’s also a great time to renew old friendships with colleagues, and forge new acquaintances! Best wishes for an enjoyable and an inspiring day of music making on our campus!
Love Purple and Live Gold!
Geaux Single Reeds!

Griffin Campbell
Franklin Bayhi Alumni Professor of Saxophone

Cecilia Kang
Associate Professor of Clarinet
We would like to thank the following individuals, groups, and sponsors for helping make Single Reed Day possible.

  • James Byo, Director, LSU School of Music
  • Zachary Hazelwood, Director of Operations
  • Cullen Sadler, Marketing Coordinator
  • Leonce Clement, Creative Coordinator
  • Danielle York, School of Music Recruiter
  • Simon Holoweiko, Associate Director of Bands
  • Kappa Kappa Psi, Honorary Band Fraternity
  • Drescher Musical Services
  • Chemical City Reeds
  • Vandoren
  • Buffet Crampon
  • Conn Selmer
  • Jewel Musical Services
  • Backun Musical Services
  • RJ Music Group

This schedule is tentative and for example purposes only. A full, confirmed schedule will be released closer to the event date.

9:00 am:

  • Registration in the School of Music Lobby
  • Vendor Exhibition in School of Music Room 105 (Virginia Martin-Howard Boardroom)

9:30 am:

  • Clarinets warm up in School of Music Room 115 (Choir Room)
  • Saxophones warm up in School of Music Room 118 (Orchestra Room)

10:00 am:

  • Clarinet Repair Workshop in the Recital Hall
  • Saxophone Fundamentals in School of Music Room 118 (Orchestra Room)
  • Chamber Music Masterclass with Donna Lee in School of Music 115 (Choir Room)

11:00 am:

  • Clarinet Fundamentals in School of Music Room 115 (Choir Room)
  • Saxophone Repair Workshop in the Recital Hall

12:00 pm:

Lunch (on your own) or visit exibitors

1:00 pm:

Master Classes

  • Clarinets in the Recital Hall
  • Saxophones in School of Music Room 118 (Orchestra Room)

3:00 pm:

Body Mapping Class in School of Music Room 115 (Choir Room)

4:00 pm:

Finale Concert in the Recital Hall

Raffle Winners Announced

For questions about Single Reed Day, please contact Cecilia Kang, Associate Professor of Clarinet, at 

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General Raffle

Our sponsors have generously provided numerous raffle prizes for interested students, including:

  • 4x Vandoren Mouthpieces ($600 Value) from Vandoren
  • 2x $25 Gift Certificates from Chemical City
  • 2x Eddie Daniels Ligature ($400 value) from Jewel Music
  • 2x Loop Bags from Drescher Musical Services
  • 2x Loop Bags from the LSU Department of Bands

By registering for Single Reed Day, you will be automatically entered to win any of these items!

Buffet Crampon Raffle

In addition to the above, Buffet Crampon has generously provided a brand-new R-13 Silver Plated Clarinet ($4500 value) we will be raffling off seperately.

To enter, register for Single Reed Day using the form on this page and then submit a video at the link below using the following criteria.

1. What is your name and age?
2. What is the brand/model of your current instrument?
3. How will the Buffet R13 Silver Plated Instrument help you in your studies and musical career?

Play a 2-3 minute excerpt of anything you’re currently working on.


Festival Guests

We are excited to welcome several distinguished guest performers to participate in Single Reed Day.


mariam adam

Mariam Adam

Mariam Adam, born in Monterey, Calif., to an Egyptian father and a Mexican mother, lives between New York and Paris, a composite of influences that has shaped her musicianship and collaborations worldwide. She has performed with Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, Yo-Yo Ma, Eric le Sage, Claudio Bohorquez, Simon Shaheen, Kuss Quartet, Gil Kalish, Ann Marie-McDermottm the Zaide Quartet and in such venues and series as Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Hall, Jordan Hall, Kennedy Center, San Francisco Performances, Wigmore Hall, Paris’ Cité de la Musique, Beijing Performing Arts Center, Bremen Musikfest, Jazz à Marciac, Colmar Festival and France’s preminent Folle Journee.


paul forsyth

Paul Forsyth

Equally adept at both the classical and jazz repertoire, saxophonist Dr. Paul J. Forsyth has performed recitals and taught masterclasses at numerous concert halls, universities, and conferences around the world. Dr. Forsyth has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician at North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences, World Saxophone Congresses, John Donald Robb Composer Symposiums, and International Saxophone Symposiums. He has been instrumental in commissioning numerous new works for solo saxophone, saxophone quartet, and saxophone/oboe duo. As a top-call saxophonist in northern Louisiana, he has performed with such performers as Regis Philbin, Lew Soloff, the Temptations, and Bobby Vinton. In 2017, Paul Forsyth was named the NASA Competition Committee Chairman.