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Phone him at (814) 867-9935.


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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.

Fraser Street Saxes


The Fraser Street Saxes is an all-saxophone band playing Bebop, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Classical, Pop, Soul, Funk and more. What's not to like?

We play fun & challenging music that is arranged to have suitable parts for players at all levels.

We work to build a nice community of saxophonists, fostering respectful mentor-like relationships between the older and younger musicians.

We are open to saxophonists in grades 8-12 with at least 3 years' playing experience. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per group.  

Watch FSS in action

2019 Penn State Single Reed Summit

[0:01] Let My People Go

[3:18] When Sunny Gets Blue

[7:10] A Night in Tunisia

2018 State College Area HS Jazz Festival

2019 State College Area HS Jazz Festival

[0:01] Let My People Go

[3:40] Mount Nittany Mambo

[7:40] When Sunny Gets Blue

* [10:50] meet the band *

[12:05] Bernie’s Tune


•  TUESDAY group: 4:30 - 5:30, Sept. 3–Nov. 12*
•  WEDNESDAY group: 5:00 - 6:00, Sept. 4–Nov. 13*
•  St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, room 121  (corner of S. Fraser St. & W. Foster Ave.)
•  contact me with questions

* no rehearsal Oct 8/9 for Yom Kippur

Calendar / Performance(s)
• Performance TBD in late October / early November

Fall 2019 Tuition
•  $135 general
•  $120 for students concurrently taking private lessons with Rick Hirsch
•  Please pay in full at or before the first rehearsal.  If it's more convenient to split into two payments, let me know.


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