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Repertoire and Other Requirements for Precandidates - Saxophone

Repertoire requirement for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance must be satisfied prior to admission to candidacy except where individual works or specific repertoire categories will be covered in the dissertation recitals. The requirement shall include an extensive selection of the important repertoire in the following categories: solo, sonata, concerto, chamber music, and orchestral excerpts. A list of this repertoire must be submitted for approval at the preliminary examination in performance. The student must give substantive evidence validating repertoire covered prior to enrollment in the Graduate School.

Specific minimum requirements for repertoire categories:

  1. Concertos: ten, with orchestra or band accompaniment

  2. Sonatas (original): eight, with piano accompaniment

  3. Sonatas (transcribed): eight, with piano accompaniment

  4. Thirty other solos, unaccompanied or with piano or tape

  5. Ten saxophone quartets or mixed ensembles

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