Saxophone Audition Requirements


Prospective students will be evaluated on their skills of tone production, intonation, musicality, lyrical phrasing, rhythmic accuracy, technical proficiency, sight reading, and overall musical experience. The student will be asked to perform:

1. Two or more contrasting movements from the standard solo repertoire (an etude is acceptable for one of these) that demonstrate lyrical phrasing and technical proficiency
2. All major scales and chromatic scale (at least two octaves, preferably full range)


Applicants for the M.M. degree should prepare a recital program equivalent to a B.M. performance degree recital. Applicants should also be prepared to perform major and harmonic minor scales (full range) and sight read. Applicants with jazz training are encouraged to also audition for the jazz faculty for possible assistantship consideration in the jazz division.

Please note: The saxophone studio will not be accepting DMA applications for Fall 2021.