All applicants must audition to be accepted into the School of Music degree programs. All Arizona residents must audition live at Northern Arizona University.

 

You may schedule your saxophone audition through our online audition scheduling site. Please click here to self-schedule. If you have any questions about auditions, please email Dr. Bergeron at Jonathan.Bergeron@nau.edu

or call the saxophone studio office at (928) 523-3166. If you cannot attend any of the scheduled audition dates, you may still be able to arrange a private audition.

 

While we strongly encourage out-of-state and international students to audition live on our beautiful campus, we also understand that scheduling and other circumstances do not always allow a visit. For that reason, out-of-state and international students may submit audition materials via Acceptd in lieu of an on-campus audition.

 

 

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S a x o p h o n e  S t u d i o 

The following dates (listed below) have been scheduled for auditions to be accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year.


Before scheduling an audition, students must apply to Northern Arizona University and the School of Music.

For full scholarship consideration, audition on or before March 4, 2017, and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the NAU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid priority date. 
 

Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, 2017
(coincides with Jazz Festival)

Saturday, March 4, 2017
(Main Audition Day)

Saturday, March 25, 2017
 

Music Theory Placement exams will be given on each audition date. Location and time information will be sent to you once your audition is scheduled.

 

The main audition date is Saturday, March 4, 2017.

The day will feature:

  • an informational session

  • a hospitality room

  • informational booths sponsored by our student organizations

Audition Dates

Auditions

Suggested Audition Repertoire

Choose two contrasting etudes and/or choose a piece from the saxophone literature in which you may best demonstrate tone quality, technique, articulation, phrasing and expression. 

 

Suggested Etude Books:

 

48 Famous Studies for oboe or saxophone (Ferling)

Selected Studies for Saxophone (Voxman)

 

Suggested Alto Saxophone Literature:
(You may substitute comparable literature of your choice)

 

Eccles: Sonata

Handel: Sonata

Lunde: Sonata

Heiden: Sonata

Creston: Sonata

Glazunov: Concerto

Dressel: Bagatellen

Tull: Sarabande and Gigue

 

Saxophonists Auditioning on Tenor Saxophone

 

Choose two contrasting etudes and/or choose a piece from the saxophone literature in which you may best demonstrate tone quality, technique, articulation, phrasing and expression.

 

Suggested Etude Books:

 

48 Famous Studies for oboe or saxophone (Ferling)

Selected Studies for Saxophone (Voxman)

 

Suggested Tenor Saxophone Literature:
(You may substitute comparable literature of your choice)

 

Vivaldi: Sonata in g minor

Porpora: Sinfonia

Schmidt: Sonatina

Burkholder: Sonata

Caravan: Quiet Time

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