single reed day

LSU Single Reed Day

TBD 2025 // LSU Baton Rouge Campus

The LSU School of Music is pleased to present 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, David Gould, 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

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

8:30 am:

  • Registration in the SOM Lobby
  • Vendor Exhibition in SOM 105 (Virginia Martin-Howard Boardroom)

9:00 am:

  • Clarinets warm up in SOM 115 (Choir Room)
  • Saxophones warm up in SOM 118 (Orchestra Room)

9:30 am:

  • Guest Artists Showcase Recital in SOM (Recital Hall)

11:00 am:

  • Clarinet Master Class with Guest Artist in SOM 100 (Recital Hall)
  • Saxophone Master Class with Guest Artist in SOM 118 (Orchestra Room)

12:30 pm:

  • Lunch (on your own) & visit exhibit

1:30 pm:

  • Clarinet Master Class with Dr. Kang in SOM 115 (Choir Room)
  • Saxophone Master Class with Dr. Campbell in School of Music in SOM 100 (Recital Hall)

2:30 pm:

  • Reeds & Mouthpieces Workshop with David Gould in SOM 118 (Choir Room)

3:30 pm: in SOM (Recital Hall)

  • LSU Students Showcase Concert & College Life Q&A with LSU Students
  • Raffle Winners Announced

For questions about Single Reed Day, please contact Cecilia Kang, Associate Professor of Clarinet, at or Griffen Campbell, Franklin Bayhi Alumni Professor of Saxophone, at 

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Early bird registrants who register by March 20, 2023, will be eligible to win amazing prizes from our sponsors! Participants must be present to win prize(s).

Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced clarinet and saxophone LOVERS! We welcome anyone interested in learning more about the clarinet and saxophone! This event will be educational and inspire young clarinetists and saxophonists.

Please plan to either bring snacks and a lunch to the event or get some lunch from the surrounding restaurants by the School of Music!

Generally, a master class is aimed at giving a chance for musicians to perform in front of a live audience and get feedback on their playing from the featured teacher. This experience is aimed towards being positive for everyone attending, whether you perform or not. The feedback is often directed towards the performer, but ultimately everyone will learn something new. Essentially, it is a mini lesson with an audience!

We are located on the intersection between Dalrymple Drive and Infirmary Road. We are also close to the Welcome Center and across the street from the parade ground on the north side.

102 New, Music, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

On weekends, parking lot for School of Music should be open and free as well as parking spaces on Infirmary Road.

LSU Single Reed Day is intended to be a day just for clarinetists and saxophonists to gather, make some music, and learn new skills!


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.


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David Gould

David Gould has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Symphony, l’Orchestre National de France, the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Lukes, the New York City Ballet, the New York City Opera, the American Symphony Orchestra, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. He is currently third clarinet and bass clarinetist with the American Ballet TheatreOrchestra in New York City.


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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.