Audition Materials for Saxophone

2024-2025, Version F

Note: Currently, Saxophone players may only audition for Prelude Winds. For continued orchestral opportunities for Saxophone players beyond Prelude Winds, please contact us.

SEMYO Orchestras

Prelude Winds is an ensemble for students who play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument with 1–2 years of playing experience. Participants will learn proper instrument technique, how to play together as an ensemble, and how to follow a conductor. Prelude Winds may also have opportunities to perform in an orchestral setting with SEMYO string players.

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1. Excerpts

For Prelude Winds, please record excerpt #1.

Excerpt #1 for Alto and Tenor Sax: “At Twilight” by Tyler S. Grant
Tempo: ♩ = 88. Play all the notes in the excerpt.

Excerpt #1 for Bari Sax: “Winter Winds” by Randall Standridge
Tempo: ♩ = 132. Play all the notes in the excerpt.

2. Scales

For Prelude Winds, record scale #1.

Scale #1 for Alto, Tenor, or Bari Sax: G Major, 1 Octave. Suggested Tempo is ♩ = 72.