Saxophone audition repertoire

Undergraduate and graduate alto and tenor saxophone audition requirements

  • all major scales
  • two contrasting etudes and/or a piece from the saxophone literature in which you may best demonstrate tone quality, technique, articulation, phrasing and expression

Example of etudes/saxophone literature:

  • 48 Famous Studies for oboe or saxophone by Ferling
  • Selected Studies for Saxophone by Voxman
  • Sonata by Eccles
  • Sonata by Handel
  • Sonata by Lunde
  • Sonata by Heiden
  • Sonata by Creston
  • Concerto by Glazunov
  • Sarabande and Gigue by Tull

Examples of Tenor solos:

  • Sonata in g minor by Vivaldi
  • Sinfonia by Porpora
  • Sonatina by Schmidt
  • Sonata by Burkholder
  • Quiet Time by Caravan

Saxophone studio website

Visit the saxophone studio website for more information about the program.


Jonathan Bergeron, Saxophone

Office: Bldg. 37, Room 189
Phone: 928-523-3166