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Saxophone Institute

One-week young artists' saxophone intensive


Key Information

U-M Faculty Director: Professor Timothy McAllister

July 1 - 7, 2018


Priority deadline: March 2, 2018.

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Join us for this one-week, immersive saxophone intensive led by U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance's renowned saxophone faculty, Timothy McAllister.

Selected participants will have daily warm-ups, technique class, reed class, listening/history sessions, and chamber/ensemble music time. Special attention will be given to preparation for college auditions and competitions. Recital performances complete this energized program of study.

  • Private lessons
  • Chamber music
  • Recital performances
  • Daily masterclass
  • Faculty concerts

Application Procedure

The application consists of three parts. (Applications are not complete until the application fee has been received.)

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Audition Upload



Performance (Upload)

Upload a 5-8 minute long recorded audition of one or more pieces, with or without accompaniment (for example, a piece performed at Solo and Ensemble Festival, an etude, or an excerpt from something being played at school). The selection(s) should demonstrate both technical and lyrical skills.

Recommendation (Upload)

(Optional) You may have one of your current music teachers (school teacher or private teacher) assess your work in a letter of recommendation. In addition to your musical abilities, the letter may discuss your personal characteristics such as initiative, dependability, and your commitment to increasing your musical skills. To invite a recommender, submit your recommender's email address, when prompted, on the audition upload link. Once you submit your audition (by selecting Final Submit), the recommender will receive a notification and link to use for sending your confidential recommendation. E-mailed submissions will not be accepted.


Admission Notification

Priority deadline for all application/audition materials is March 2, 2018. Admission notifications for priority applicants will be e-mailed on March 23, 2018.   

Late applications may be accepted while space is available, however priority will be given to applications received by the priority deadline. Admission and notification after the priority deadline will be on a rolling basis.

Decisions will not be given by phone.


Tuition, Fees and Scholarships

Please visit the Tuition, Fees and Scholarships page for more information.




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Timothy McAllister Moore Building in summer

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

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Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower