Participants in the Saxophone Institute will have daily warm-ups, technique class, reed class, listening/history sessions, and saxophone ensemble music time. Special attention will be given to preparation for college auditions and competitions. Recital performances complete this energized program of study.
U-M Faculty Director: Associate Professor Timothy McAllister
Session Dates: July 5 – July 11, 2020
Application Open: November 15, 2019
Priority Application Deadline: February 1, 2020
Priority Admissions Notification: February 28, 2020
Components of the Saxophone Institute
- Private lessons
- Saxophone Ensemble music
- Recital performances
- Daily masterclass
- Faculty concerts
The application consists of three parts.
Applications are not considered complete until all required materials are received.
Application Checklist for Saxophone Institute
- Complete the Online Application
- Pay the non-refundable Application Fee of $75.00
- Upload your Audition Materials via Acceptd, the MPulse Online Audition Portal (details for each entry outlined in Audition Portal)
- Audition Video
- Recommendation Letter
MPulse Audition Portal
The following should be submitted:
- Audition Video (one video file)
- Recommendation Letter
1 – Audition Video
Upload a 5-8 minute long video audition of one or more pieces, with or without accompaniment.
- A piece performed at Solo and Ensemble Festival
- An etude
- An excerpt from something being played at school
- The selection(s) should demonstrate both technical and lyrical skills.
2 – Headshot
Upload one color headshot
- Headshots should be recent, clear, and against a neutral background.
- Headshots should be front-facing and from the neck up.
- Headshots do not need to be professionally taken and should resemble a Driver’s License/Passport Photo.
3 – Recommendation Letter
Please ask at least one of your current music teachers (school teacher or private teacher) to assess your work in a confidential 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 to upload your letter of recommendation, submit your recommender’s email when prompted in the online application process. Once you finalize your submission (clicking ‘Final Submit’), the recommender will receive a notification and link to submit your confidential recommendation.
E-mailed submissions will not be accepted.
Priority Deadline for all application/audition materials to be submitted is February 1, 2020.
Admission notifications for priority applicants will be e-mailed on February 28, 2020.
For priority consideration and notification, all application and audition materials must be received by the priority deadline of February 1, 2020. Applications may be accepted after the priority deadline for programs and/or instruments in which openings remain. Review, admission, and notification for applications received after the priority deadline will be handled on a rolling basis, subject to space availability per each individual institute. Space is limited.
Admissions decisions will not be given by phone.
MPulse awards a limited number of scholarships to extremely talented students based on Faculty discretion. Consideration for these scholarships is automatic for applications received by the priority deadline.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. To be considered for a need-based scholarship you must complete the online need-based financial aid application by the priority deadline. To begin the process, select “Need Based Award Consideration” in the program application.
Application open to Michigan residents.
In the spirit of the life of a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School (1942) and Michigan physician, the Watson A. Young Scholarship promotes academic excellence and college aspiration among students with financial need. These need-based scholarships support middle and high school students’ participation in summer opportunities at U-M that seek to develop students’ interests and abilities in academic disciplines and expose students to the experiences and possibilities provided by higher education.
To start an application, click here.
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