Congratulations to the Half and Half Quartet, winners of the 2013 competition!
Chamber music has always been a favorite genre for composers, performers, and audiences. Students and professionals alike look to chamber music as one of the highest means of musical expression and enjoyment. Although the Saxophone, like other classical instruments, has a wealth of excellent quartets written particularly for it, the audience enjoying the music remains unfortunately small.
The Houston Underground Saxophone Quartet Competition is an independent saxophone quartet competition open to all current high school students. Designed to encourage saxophone quartet performance and chamber music appreciation, Houston Underground provides an opportunity for students to showcase their abilities, make connections with other saxophonists, gain performance experience, and compete against other quartets.
The 2013 Competition took place on Saturday, May 18th. Information on the 2014 competition will be forthcoming.
This year's competition sponsored in part by: