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/alto saxophone literature:

  • 48 Famous Studies for oboe or saxophone by Ferling
  • Selected Studies for Saxophone by Voxman
  • Bozza, Improvisation et Caprice
  • Creston: Sonata
  • Dressel: Bagatellen
  • Eccles: Sonata
  • Glazunov: Concerto
  • Handel: Sonata
  • Heiden; Sonata
  • Lunde: Sonata
  • Maurice: Tableaux de Provence
  • Tull: Sarabande and Gigue

Examples of etudes/tenor saxophone literature:

  • 48 Famous Studies for oboe or saxophone by Ferling
  • Selected Studies for Saxophone by Voxman
  • Burkholder: Sonata
  • Caravan: Quiet Time
  • Porpora: Sinfonia
  • Schmidt: Sonatina
  • Vivaldi: Sonata in g minor

Saxophone studio website

Visit the saxophone studio website (link coming soon) for more information about the program.


Jonathan Bergeron, Saxophone

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