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Any two contrasting selections from the following list, or approximately 10 minutes of music. If choosing an etude, you must also perform one solo. 

Any suitable solo or etude of equivalent or greater difficulty may be substituted.

  • Voxman/Rubank Selected Studies
  • Ferling 48 Selected Studies
  • Eccles Sonata
  • Jacobi Sonata
  • Handel/Rascher any Sonata
  • Bach/Mule any Sonata
  • Creston Sonata
  • Glazunov Concerto
  • Bozza Improvisation et Caprice
  • Maurice Tableaux de Provence
  • Milhaud Scaramouche
  • Heiden Sonate


  • All major scales (two octaves where possible) tongued or slurred.
  • Two octave or full range chromatic scale slurred.

Optional: Students interested in a jazz minor or experienced in jazz may prepare a jazz etude, transcribed solo, or improvise over a tune of their choice.

Contact the saxophone instructor Todd Groves if you have questions.


​Prospective Graduate students should prepare 15 minutes of repertoire that is at least the level of what would be performed on an Undergraduate music major degree recital. Please include:

  • 3 contrasting pieces or excerpts from pieces.
  • Jazz players may include up to one transcribed solo plus one improvised solo, but at least one classical solo is required.

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Saxophone Audition Repertoire
  • School of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578