School of Music's Steven Mauk selected as a national judge in NYC's Vandoren Emerging Artist competition


Contributed by Jenny Stockdale

Steven Mauk, Professor of Saxophone at IC’s School of Music, was among three national artist/teachers selected to judge the saxophone portion of the second annual Vandoren Emerging Artist competition, held in New York City this past December.

Vandoren, a renowned Paris-based reed and mouthpiece company, sponsored the event open to classical and jazz clarinetists and saxophonists between the ages of 18 and 23.

The competition provides a unique opportunity for young musicians to jumpstart their careers and offers an array of prizes, including: the chance to perform at the 2013 Music for All National Festival; to travel to Paris this coming March to visit 56 Rue Lepic, the home of Vandoren; to win $1,000 cash award and a Vandoren product package.