Saxophone Ensemble

Saxophone Ensemble

The Festival Saxophone Ensemble is made up of elite high school and academy saxophonists from across the country and is directed by Dr. William Chien. The ensemble performs a wide spectrum of music from classical to jazz to popular. Please submit a video recording of the audition material for your instrument with your application by December, 16 2019.

If you have questions please contact Dr. William Chien at


Audition Sheet Music

1. Play any 8 major scales, full range, twice. One time with slurs, one time staccatos.

2. Choose one of the following selected etudes from the J.H. Luft 24 Etudes:

Etude Title: 14 - Allegro molto

Etude Title: 20 - Adagio

Etude Title: 3 - Allegretto


Player application  Due Dec. 16, 2019


Audition videos submitted through Youtube MUST be posted as either public or unlisted videos. Videos uploaded as private will not be eligible for acceptance. Click here to learn how to make a Youtube video public or unlisted.

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