Amherst Saxophone Quartet Site: Purpose
This website is a chronicle of the Amherst Saxophone Quartet’s 30 year journey. We hope the site becomes a useful resource for other saxophonists and anyone interested in building/maintaining an ensemble career in concert music.
The ASQ was founded in 1978 with the intent to be a chamber music ensemble that provided full-time employment for its musicians. Starting in 1986, the ASQ's musicians received an annual salary, health care benefits, and even a retirement plan. The Building Careers listing shares many of the techniques we used to create and sustain our quartet over the long haul.
It's been said that chamber music is "all about the repertoire." A good place to start viewing this site is the Repertoire listing. Once on that page, click on the title of a work and you will be shown any article, review, recording, video, composer biographical info, and description of that work drawn from anywhere in this site's database.
You are encouraged to use the interactive capabilities of this site to add your wisdom, insites, incites, questions, failures, and successes to the discussion! Pages on this site have an 'Add Your Comments' section at the bottom.
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