Saxophone Audition

Audition Procedures

Auditions are approximately 15 minutes in length (doctoral auditions are approximately 30 minutes in length). Each applicant chooses his/her first work and the faculty will choose a second and possibly third work from the audition repertoire list provided by the applicant. An accompanist is not provided for auditions. If applicants wish to bring their own accompanists they may do so.

Audition Requirements

Undergraduate

  • Two contrasting etudes.
  • Two complete works from contrasting periods.
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts.
  • Knowledge of transposition/clefs where applicable.
  • Sight-reading.

Graduate

  • Two contrasting etudes.
  • Two complete works from contrasting periods (one work must be a concerto and one work must be from the 20th century).
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts.
  • Knowledge of transposition/clefs where applicable.
  • Sight-reading. 

Doctoral and Professional Studies

A full-length recital from contrasting style periods including a work from the 20th century, plus four orchestral excerpts.