What’s a great way to curb the summer practice blues? As a master’s student from the University of British Columbia, I found the answer to be simple: attend the Dr. Eugene Rousseau Saxophone Workshop at the Shell Lake Arts Center in Shell Lake, Wisconsin! Surrounded by the natural beauty of Shell Lake, the workshop itself was beautiful in many ways. The superb faculty members included Dr. Eugene Rousseau, Dr. Thomas Liley, Dr. David Branter, Dr. Julia Nolan, Dr. Stephen Page, and Mr. Preston Duncan. We were fortunate to also work with the fantastic pianist Cameron Hofmann, bass saxophone extraordinaire Clarke Crandell, and masterful saxophone technician Richard Rees.