January 8, 2016

Southern Oregon University’s New Specs Quartet takes Second place

Congratulations to the SOU New Specs Quartet for taking Second place at the Second Yamaha Chengdu International Saxophone Competition in China. During Christmas break from school Hope Erickson, Zachary Yuyang, Jax Chenxi and Jayce Gao traveled to the Sichuan Conservatory to compete in the final two rounds of the competition. After two days and two rounds of performing the New Specs earned second place in the professional division of the competition.

Hope, Zachary, Jax and Jayce performing on the final day of competition December 20th.


Judges and Finalist after the awards ceremony.


Zachary, Hope, Professor Bender, Jayce and Jax after being awarded second place.


SOU family of alums, students and parents in Chengdu, China after the competition.

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