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Winds & Percussion Auditions & Interviews

Specific Instrumental Requirements - Saxophone



For consideration for admission to the DMA program, each applicant must first pass a pre-screening to be uploaded prior to the live audition. Select thirty minutes of repertoire from the repertoire listed below.

The pre-screening requirement is waived for current University of Michigan graduate saxophone majors applying to the DMA program.

Please upload your recording by December 1 for the Fall Term or September 15 for the Winter Term.

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For the in-person audition, each applicant must be prepared to play the following (approval of any substitutions must be requested in writing before the audition):

  1. ONE CONCERTO: One from the following:
    • Concerto of your choice
    • Ingolf Dahl – Concerto*
    • Alexander Glazounov – Concerto
    • Jacques Ibert – Concertino
    • John Anthony Lennon – Symphonic Rhapsodie*
  2. SONATA: One from the following:
    • William Albright – Sonata*
    • Paul Creston – Sonata
    • Edison Denisov – Sonata*
    • John Harbison – San Antonio*
    • Soprano Saxophone: Repertory of your choice
    • Alto Saxophone: One from the following:
      • J.S. Bach – A Minor Sonata BWV 1013 (flute) 2 mvts.*
      • J.S. Bach – Suite No. 1 (cello) 1st mvt.
  4. GENERAL: Two from the following:
    • Paul Bonneau – Caprice en forme de Valse*
    • Luciano Berio – Sequenza IXB
    • Alfred Descenclos – Prelude, Cadence et Finale*
    • Claude Debussy – Rhapsodie
    • Jules Demerssenman – Fantaisie*
    • Michael Djupstrom – Walimai*
    • John Anthony Lennon – Distances Within Me*
    • Robert Schumann – Romance from Three Romances

* Preferred

**The applicant may request in writing specific substitutions for any of the above.

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