Audition Information

Saxophone Requirements

(prescreen and audition required)

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Music in Performance
Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field

Graduate

Master of Music in Performance
Performer Diploma in Solo Performance
Doctor of Music in Performance

Undergraduate Requirements

Prescreen

All saxophone applicants must submit a video prescreen recording via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.

Video prescreen recordings must be produced without artificial enhacement such as echo or electronic reverb.

Undergraduate Prescreen Repertoire Requirements

Prescreen must include:

  • Please include a spoken introduction stating your name, degree interest, hometown, school, teachers, how many years you have played the saxophone, and other instruments you play.
  • Two etudes (one technical, one lyrical) such as those by Ferling, Lacour, Mule, Voxman, etc.
  • One complete solo work from the standard repertoire (such as a work by Creston, Desenclos, Dubois, Glazunov, Heiden, Ibert, Maurice, Milhaud, Tomasi, etc.).
  • Note: All recorded works should be performed with piano accompaniment.
  • Please also upload a written resume indicating your musical, and academic accomplishments, your civic activities, private lesson teachers, etc.

Audition

Auditions are by invitation only based on prescreen review.

Applicants may audition on soprano, alto, tenor or baritone saxophone.

Solo repertoire and etudes may be the same or different from screening round selections selections.

Piano accompaniment will not be used during on-campus auditions.

Video Recorded Audition: If you are unable to come to campus for any of our audition weekends, you may upload a final audition video recording via the JSoM Supplemental Application. Submissions are due by March 7, 2020. Final video recordings must include a spoken introduction stating your name, degree interest, hometown, school, teachers, how many years you have played the saxophone, and other instruments you play. Please also upload a written resume indicating your musical, and academic accomplishments, your civic activities, private lesson teachers, etc.

Undergraduate Saxophone Audition Repertoire
  • Applicants should prepare: (Note: Solo repertoire and etudes may be the same or different from screening round selections selections)
    • Two etudes (one technical, one lyrical) such as those by Ferling, Lacour, Mule, Voxman, etc.
    • One complete solo work from the standard repertoire (such as a work by Creston, Desenclos, Dubois, Glazunov, Heiden, Ibert, Maurice, Milhaud, Tomasi, etc.).
    • Applicant should have all major and harmonic minor scales and corresponding arpeggios prepared, as well as the chromatic scale.

 

Graduate Requirements

Multiple Woodwinds: follow the BM, MM, or DM in Performance guidelines if saxophone is your primary instrument.

Prescreen

All saxophone applicants must submit a video prescreen recording via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.

Video prescreen recordings must be produced without artificial enhacement such as echo or electronic reverb.

Graduate Prescreen Repertoire Requirements

Prescreen must include:

  • Please include a spoken introduction stating your name, degree interest, hometown, school, teachers, how many years you have played the saxophone, and other instruments you play.
  • Two etudes (one technical, one lyrical) such as those by Ferlinf, Lacour, Mule, Voxman, etc.
  • Two complete solo works, including at least one selection from the standard repertoire (such as a work by Creston, Desenclos, Dubois, Glazunov, Heiden, Ibert, Maurice, Milhaud, Tomasi, etc.).
  • Please include a spoken introduction stating your name, degree interest, hometown, school, teachers, how many years you have played the saxophone, and other instruments you play.
  • Please also upload a written resume indicating your musical, and academic accomplishments, your civic activities, private lesson teachers, etc.

Audition

Auditions are by invitation only based on prescreen review.

Applicants may audition on soprano, alto, tenor or baritone saxophone.

Repertoire and etudes for screening recordings should be different from live on-campus auditions.

Piano accompaniment will not be used during on-campus auditions.

Video Recorded Audition: If you are unable to come to campus for any of our audition weekends, you may upload a final audition video recording via the JSoM Supplemental Application. Submissions are due by March 7, 2020. Final video recordings must include a spoke introduction stating your name, degree interest, hometown, school, teachers, how many years you have played the saxophone, and other instruments you play. Please also upload a written resume indicating your musical, and academic accomplishments, your civic activities, private lesson teachers, etc.

Graduate Saxophone Audition Repertoire
  • Applicants should prepare: (Note: Solo repertoire and etudes may be the same or different from screening round selections selections) 
    • Two etudes (one technical, one lyrical) such as those by Ferling, Lacour, Mule, Voxman, etc.
    • Two complete solo works, including at least one selection from the standard repertoire (such as a work by Creston, Desenclos, Dubois, Glazunov, Heiden, Ibert, Maurice, Milhaud, Tomasi, etc.).
    • Applicant should have all major and harmonic minor scales and corresponding arpeggios prepared, as well as the chromatic scale.

Note: If invited for an in-person Doctor of Music audition: As part of the 20-minute audition students are expected to perform (with piano) “Concertino da Camera” by Jacques Ibert in addition to the  repertoire as stated above. A pianist will be provided for standard repertoire audition selections. Auditions will take place on Friday, February 7, 2020 by invitation only.

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