Saxophone Auditions for Admission

Undergraduate students

The University of North Texas College of Music jazz saxophone entrance and scholarship auditions must be performed with play-along CDs that are furnished by the student. The audition should include improvised solo examples of three jazz standards of varying tempos and styles. Undergraduate students are required to perform an improvised solo on "There Will Never Be Another You" (Warren/Gordon). Students are required to select and perform one selection from the Charlie Parker Omnibook.

Please note: Undergraduates must also play a classical audition. The following requirements for the classical audition are taken from the guidelines published here on the College of Music web site:

Maurice - Tableaux de Provence; Glazunov - Concerto; Creston - Sonata; Ibert - Concertino da Camera; Ferling - 48 Etudes (slow-fast). Please note that the classical works listed are only suggested pieces; any standard work of comparable quality is acceptable. There is no memorization requirement. The instrumentalist should prepare 10-15 minutes of music.

Graduate students
Graduate students are required to perform an improvised solo on Charlie Parker's "Confirmation," and two additional selections you choose to be presented with prerecorded tracks. Styles should be selected from the following; ballad, blues, medium tempo standard, up-tempo standard, bebop, fusion or funk. Students are required to select and perform one selection from the Charlie Parker Omnibook.

Additional notes
Saxophonists who cannot perform a scholarship/entrance audition at the University of North Texas College of Music must follow the directions on the College of Music application to submit a high quality recorded video audition by using youtube.com, yousendit.com, or similar web service. Live performances and video performances are judged on an equal basis. Scholarship/entrance audition deadlines are published on the College of Music website. Undergraduate jazz saxophone majors are required to study classical and jazz saxophone in private lessons and must have appropriate equipment (mouthpiece and reed setups for each).