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Saxophone

Audition Information

The goal of the audition is to enable you to best demonstrate your musical achievement. Select pieces from the repertoire below that you feel confident with and that display your strengths and interests.  We encourage you to consult with your music teacher or private lesson teacher when choosing and preparing your repertoire. We also invite you to contact Ms. Kathleen Mitchell mitchell@tcnj.edu>, Artist-Teacher of Saxophone, for guidance in selecting repertoire and to inquire about scheduling a free sample lesson prior to your audition.

-Each audition includes demonstrations of scales, a study and a solo-


Scales

Prepare 4, two-octave scales in the following keys,. All scales are to be played with a steady tempo and consistent rhythm.:
B Major
F Major
E-flat Major
Chromatic Scale

Solo*

Prepare one of the following pieces
You may audition on any of the saxophones. Repertoire suggestions are listed, but are NOT limited to the following pieces:
Soprano Saxophone:
Caprice, Op. 80 -­ Jean-­Baptiste Singlée
Sonata -­ Ronald Caravan
Fantasia -­ H. Villa Lobos
Alto Saxophone:
Sonata -­ Paul Creston
Concerto -­ Glazunov
Tableaux De Provence -­ Paule Maurice
Tenor Saxophone:
Concerto in G Minor -­ David Bennett
Fantaisie -­-Jean-­-Baptiste Singlée
Ballet Impressions -­ Leroy Ostransky
Baritone Saxophone:
Septieme Solo De Concert -­ Jean-­-Baptiste Singlée
Sonata -­ Garland Anderson
Sonata -­ Ronald L. Caravan

Studies

Prepare one of the following studies:
Klosé, Ferling, 18 Exercises/Studies

Berbiguier (Marcel Mule Edition) or other comparable etudes.


*The studies and solo repertoire listed on this page are available for purchase at major sheet-music retailers, including JWPepper, Sheet Music Plus, and Amazon.

If you have any questions about these requirements, need assistance selecting appropriate repertoire, or would like to explore modified/alternate requirements, please contact Ms. Kathleen Mitchell mitchell@tcnj.edu