The Hartt School

Saxophone

The study of saxophone at The Hartt School offers a competitive, collegial environment for students to challenge one another, fosters artistic growth, and instill the necessary skills to achieve success in the musical world.

About the Major

The overall size of the woodwind department and instrumental studios provides each student significant individual attention and performance opportunities. Whether you aspire to work as a professional performer, music educator, producer, manager, acoustic engineer, or other, we have a place for you in Hartt's woodwind department.

Admission and Audition Requirements

In order to schedule an audition, the University of Hartford application as well as the Hartt Undergradute supplemental application must be completed.  Learn more about the undergraduate or graduate application process.

The Hartt School conducts live auditions and interviews for applicants on campus as well as in select cities around the United States. Applicants who reside more than 300 miles away from campus are eligible to submit a recorded audition. 

Bachelor of Music

  • Two contrasting movements from a standard sonata or concerto (i.e. Creston, Glazounov, Heiden, Ibert, Maurice, Milhaud, etc.)
  • Two Ferling études (one slow, one fast)

Master of Music & Graduate Professional Diploma

MM and GPD saxophone applicants should prepare a program of a minimum of two major works. These should demonstrate musical and stylistic variety and should represent your highest level of musical and technical development.

Doctor of Musical Arts & Artist Diploma

DMA and AD saxophone applicants should prepare a program of a minimum of three major works. These should demonstrate musical and stylistic variety and should represent your highest level of musical and technical development.

Note: All DMA and AD candidates must audition with piano accompaniment where appropriate. If you require an accompanist for your audition, you may bring your own or request a Hartt accompanist. There is a $50 fee for a Hartt accompanist, which includes the audition and one 30-minute rehearsal (on the day of the audition). If you require an accompanist, you must notify Hartt Admissions at harttadm@hartford.edu at least three (3) weeks prior to your audition. Be sure to include your name, contact information, degree program, instrument, warm-up and audition times, and repertoire that requires accompaniment.

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