Examples of music, where provided, are not intended to influence the applicant’s choice of prepared music, nor are they intended to limit their selections to a particular body of work except insofar as the music relates to performance context (solo, accompanied, concerto, etc.). Rather, applicants are encouraged to perform the music that they connect with most, demonstrating their personal connection to and command of the instrument, regardless of if those selections are considered standard, traditional, or part of the canon. If there are questions about repertoire, please write about them directly to Dr. Doug O’Connor at [email protected].
There is no pre-screening requirement for saxophone.
Saxophone applicants should prepare the following:
The applicant must present sufficient material to perform a full solo recital (50 minutes of music or more), containing works which show a diversity of periods and styles. At least two of the applicant’s selections should be by composers from backgrounds that are under-represented in concert halls.
AD applicants in saxophone must prepare a program of no less than 70 minutes duration, representing at least three styles or historical periods, including at least two larger works, and including selections by composers from backgrounds that are under-represented in concert halls.