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  1. Practicing
    Greetings forum, I am a junior in high school and I am a lover of all things Saxophone. I regularly read the forums and I own not only Larry Teal's book on Saxophone, I also own the Orchestral Saxophonist- so yeah, I'm kind of nerdy about it. For some reason, I have this personal ambition to...
  2. High School and College
    Hey everyone, I'm a tenor player, I had a question regarding various audition pieces. Later this year I plan to send in an audition for the Grammy Jazz Band, and I have no idea what to play for the audition pieces. The one required tune is Billie's Bounce, but I'm looking to do a medium/up tempo...
  3. High School and College
    I am a tenor saxophonist and in late January I am scheduled to audition for the Virginia Commonwealth University Jazz Performance saxophone undergrad program. In preparation for the audition, I am diligently working on my tunes, scales, interval recognition, etc. That stuff is coming along...
  4. Clarinet
    Hi guys! i'm auditioning for the New York Youth Symphony, and i need to play a large excerpt from the last movement of Mahler's 1st symphony (1st clarinet part), which happens to be written for a C clarinet. Does anyone know where/how i can get the part transcribed for Bb clarinet? I'll attach...
  5. Practicing
    I'm going into my sophomore year of high school and I have an audition for a band camp on Saturday. With all my time I've had to give up for marching band, I've rarely had time to prepare this, which is completely unlike myself. Basically, I'm just gonna have to wing it. I know my scales so that...
  6. Polls and Surveys
    I'm auditioning for the U.S. All-American Marching Band, and I am trying to decide which video I should use to audition. They are both an excerpt from Glazounov's Concerto and please help me decide which one I should use. And any responses is appreciated First tape http://youtu.be/GgPSw7pIX58...
  7. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey guys, I want to audition for a local jazz workshop, and one of the requirements is a blues with some improvisation. Let me know what you think, I haven't submitted it yet. http://soundcloud.com/brandon-tse/blues-audition Brandon
  8. Classical Saxophone
    I am a junior in high school and I am a classical player. I have learned the Heiden Sonata, the Ibert and I am learning the Lunde. Which, if any, of these should I play for an audition? Thanks!
  9. High School and College
    Hello, I had posted another thread on tips before the audition (Audition is this Monday!) - http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?176340-High-School-Scholarship-Audition-Guidance - but this thread is for mental preparation before the audition (Little things I can do to have total...
  10. High School and College
    Well, here goes my 1st post on SOTW :) First off, Hello, my name is Alec and next week I will be auditioning for a music scholarship at one of the top academic private schools in the nation. The audition requirements are the norm, 12 major scales 2 octaves w/ arpeggios, 2 etudes from the 11th...
  11. High School and College
    Hi SotW, Our school is started Drum Major auditions early because of a new high school opening next year, and I would like some help with some of the speaking portion of the audition. We have been asked to write down 3 minor goals, 1 major goal, and my philosophy on band/leadership, and I was...
  12. High School and College
    Putting this, you can probably see I am in High School, and I have several questions about this band. Is this really worth trying out for? How hard is it to get accepted? If anyone knows, it'll be a great help
  13. High School and College
    Hey everyone, I shall briefly introduce myself as I did in the introduction forum. My name is Keegan, senior in high school, Michigan, USA. I take part in the marching band, jazz band, show choir, chamber choir, and annual musical theater production. I'll number my questions because I'm going...
  14. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hi,i have a small audition in class for seating.Its nothing too serious but i still want to do well on it.I am an intermediate player and i am looking for a somewhat challenging piece to play that is melodic.I am looking for something on the classical side.If anyone can give me names of any...
  15. High School and College
    I'm about to be a junior in high school and I'm auditioning on tenor for a local jazz ensemble. They have a required piece; it's a transcription of Michael Brecker's solo in Suspone. However, they also are asking for a ballad and another standard or piece of my choosing. I'm looking for...
  16. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I have an audition for Royal Caribbean in a few weeks. Any pointers or tips for what the actual audition will be like as I haven't done anything like this before - especially from those who have done a RC audition? What are the pieces like, how much impro, how long will it last etc. How much...
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