Email Rick via this form.

Phone him at (814) 867-9935.


Please inquire about:

  • School visits & workshops

  • Booking a live jazz group for your event

  • Commissioning custom music

  • Anything else on your mind

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State College, PA

(814) 867-9935

Rick Hirsch is a nationally-known composer, arranger and jazz educator living in State College, PA. Check out his music, book a live jazz band in Central Pennsylvania.

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Fraser Street Saxophone Camp

say what?

At the Fraser Street Saxophone Camp, you will:

  • Play in an all-saxophone band for a week (like this one)

  • Improve your saxophone technique and tone

  • Get inspired to learn more about music

  • Learn about reeds, mouthpieces, and other saxophone equipment

  • Explore interesting saxophone music

  • Have fun!

who can attend?

All saxophone players entering 7th - 12th grade in the Fall are welcome, especially those who are sincerely interested in learning more about playing saxophone.

Enrollment is limited, so please register soon. You can do that here.

Do I audition?

Nope! We welcome saxophonists with varying experience and skill levels. Sometimes we will work in a large group with everyone, other times we will break into smaller groups based on skill and experience level.


Saint Andrews Episcopal Church

208 W. Foster Ave., downtown State College


Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28

10am – 1:30pm

» students will provide their own brown-bag lunches «

who’s teaching?

Rick Hirsch, camp director and head teacher

Alex Rothstein, assistant teacher; Huntingdon Area HS alum, dual-degree student in music and biology at Lawrence University.

Shane McCandless, assistant teacher, SCAHS alumnus, student at University of Miami Frost School of Music

Special guest(s) TBD

Will we perform?

We will perform at 1pm on the last day of camp in Friedman Parklet (across the street).

We may perform later that evening in the lobby of the State Theatre, TBD.

We have also been invited to perform on Wed. July 10 at the Central PA Festival of the Arts.


Tuition: $185, includes snazzy tee shirt!

reserve your spot now with $75 deposit — balance due June 10

Online payments available.

No additional fees.

** Need-based financial aid available. Please contact me to discuss confidentially.