Department of Woodwinds

Saxophone Area

Welcome to the Indiana University Saxophone Studio!

Professor Otis Murphy and I are dedicated to extending the long tradition of excellence at Indiana University. 

The saxophone studio at Indiana University typically numbers between 35 and 40 students distributed among various music degree programs, including the following:

  • Bachelor of Music in Saxophone

  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies

  • Bachelor of Music Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (Classical or Jazz Emphasis)

  • Bachelor of Music in Composition

  • Master of Music in Saxophone

  • Master of Music in Jazz Studies

  • Master of Music in Multiple Woodwinds

  • Doctor of Music in Saxophone

  • Doctor of Music in Multiple Woodwinds

  • Minor in Saxophone on master’s and doctoral degrees in other areas (for example, Music Education)

Historically, saxophonists at I.U. are a diverse group. Students have come from Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Iceland, Spain, Canada, Costa Rica, and other countries as well as from around the United States. Likewise, saxophone alumni of I.U. can be found performing and teaching around the world.. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please feel free to e-mail Professor Murphy or myself.


Thomas Walsh, D.M.
Associate Professor of
Saxophone and Jazz Studies