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  1. High School and College
    Hey! I'm currently a senior in high school and have been doing my research on various different colleges to apply to. I am a Nevada resident, so my first thought was to apply immediately to UNLV as their jazz program seems to be really good. I also applied to UNR as well, as it's also one of...
  2. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    Hello, I'm 18 I own a Yamaha YTS-62 and I've been playing the tenor sax for about 3 years now I want to upgrade my Otto Link NY mouthpiece to something better. I have bought two from different suppliers because I thought the first one was defective but the other one did not please my ears...
  3. High School and College
    Hi, I'm currently attending a high school in Texas and I will be majoring in saxophone performance. I've been looking at universities to study at, and I've really been considering Indiana University (Otis Murphy) , Michigan (Tim McAllister) and Eastman (Chien-Kwan-Lin) I also recently made it to...
  4. High School and College
    As I begin to finish out my Junior year of High School I have been reflecting on how I am as a player. I want to major in music education and get my masters in music performance. Since most college auditions start towards the end of the year and thats when my auditions will be coming up I have...
  5. Yamaha
    I currently play on a Custom EX (Series I) but when I purchased it I did not have many options to try out. If I remember correctly I tried out a Yamaha Custom Z (Series II), a Yamaha 62 (Series III), and a Yamaha 475 along with my EX of course. I wasn't impressed with the custom Z I thought that...
  6. Bb Tenor
    Saxophone Technical: All undergraduate candidates should be prepared to play all major scales (2 octaves), the chromatic scale (full range), and arpeggios (major, minor triads). Undergraduate: All candidates should prepare two contrasting pieces. Piano accompaniment is not required. Suggested...
  7. High School and College
    Hello Reader, Once September is reached, I will be a Junior in High School (Grade 11), and I'm not exactly sure if this year or the next year is the best time to audition for a college that mainly focuses on music, or its music program. My first choice is the Berklee College of Music in Boston...
  8. High School and College
    I moved to Buckhannon, West Virginia in 2007. Little did I know until last year that our small, private liberal arts college West Virginia Wesleyan has a KILLER jazz program! I've been blown away by the level of musicianship of the kids coming out of this program. Dr. James Moore is the jazz...
  9. High School and College
    Hey Im Chris, Im a senior in high school, and I play the baritone saxophone. I applied to Berklee and New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. I did really well in my Berklee audition and they gave me a full tuition scholarship and they nominated me for a presidential (i have to submit extra...
  10. High School and College
    About 16 minutes long, mutliple clips on alto, soproano, flute & piccolo.
  11. High School and College
    I'm a freshman in college now at a state school with a relatively small jazz program. The program isn't bad, just smaller than many and doesn't have quite as many options as many. I'm considering what I should do in the future. I am considering transferring to the conservatory at SUNY Purchase...
  12. High School and College
    So, I'm going to be a senior in high school in a few months, and I've started contemplating what major I should go into. Here's the thing: I am planning on going to dental school. In other words, it'll be like I'm double-majoring, technically, with Pre-Dentistry. (Which, to get into dental...
  13. Classical Saxophone
    Does anyone have any recommendations for college audition pieces? I have played First Concertino by Guilhaud, and Diversion by Heiden. I would like to audition at Kent State University, and the University of Akron this fall, and I was wondering if there were any pieces I should seriously...
  14. High School and College
    I have recently been listening to a few different college wind ensembles and jazz bands and was wondering which schools had the best ensembles. I have heard some pretty good places such as Univ. of Michigan, and Northwestern. I have heard some great things about Indiana University's wind...
  15. 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...
  16. Reeds
    So I have college auditions (on tenor) in a couple months, and I'm a little wary of experimenting too much with reeds in case it adversely affects my sound. However, I've recently switched from Rico Jazz Select 3S to Vandoren ZZ 2.5s, and have found that the Vandorens, while I like that they're...
  17. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi, this is my first post so I hope I am posting in the right spot! Anyways, I am looking to upgrade to a pro level horn here soon and I just wanted to know about what models are really a good bang for your buck. I'm already aware of selmers and yamaha's. I have tried pro level horns on both...
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