saxophonist Robert Young
Start: September 18, 2021 7:30 p.m.
End: September 18, 2021 9 p.m.
Location: Sursa Performance Hall

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Robert Young joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in the fall of 2016. He has received numerous awards of regional, national, and international acclaim including semi-finalist at the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition (NYC), silver medalist at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, 3rd Prize Winner in the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, 1st prize of the Society of Musical Arts Competition, Winner of Tuesday Musicale of Detroit Competition, 1st Prize in the Josie Etta Daley Young Artist Competition, 3rd prize in the 2005 MTNA National Collegiate Young Artist Competition, 1st prize in the 2002 MTNA National Woodwind Competition, winner of the USC Young Artist Concerto Competition, and a finalist in the University of Michigan Concerto Competition.

Dr. Young has performed with ensembles such as the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Charleston (SC) Symphony Orchestra, and University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist with the Wichita State University Orchestra, Wichita State University Wind Ensemble, Minot Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Michigan Concert Band.

Learn more about Dr. Young on his website.

Dr. Young will also present a master class at Noon in Music Instruction Building room 152.

Robert Young is a Conn-Selmer artist, and plays Selmer (Paris) saxophones exclusively. He is also endorsed by D’Addario and plays exclusively on D’Addario saxophone reeds.

This event is part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events hosted by the School of Music.



Performing with pianist Michael Seregow, program to include music by Ned Rorem, Evan Williams, William Grant Still, Tyson Davis, Fernande Decruck, Michael Kopf, and Andy Scott.

Free Admission

This event is free and open to the public.


Parking is available in the McKinley Parking Garage (entrance on Ashland Avenue) located immediately south of Sursa Hall. On weekdays, metered parking ($1/hr) is available on the first floor of the garage until 7 p.m. at which time parking is free. This garage is free on weekends.

COVID-19 Safety Policies

We look forward to welcoming our patrons and guests to campus! We have a number of policies in place to ensure this can be done safely.

  1. Please visit Ball State’s COVID-19 Information page for current information and any updates regarding campus visitors.
  2. If a visitor exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19, they should NOT attend events or otherwise enter campus buildings and grounds.
  3. Face masks are currently required inside campus buildings at all times regardless of vaccination status. This includes School of Music performances at Sursa Hall and Hahn Hall. Learn more.