RETURNING SUMMER 2013
U-M Faculty Director: Professor Donald Sinta
The Saxophone Institute will emphasize daily skill development. Students will meet as a group for all instruction and the daily routine will include specific work in the following performance areas:
The routine should result in noticeable improvement by the Institute's end and serve the student throughout the ensuing year. Students will work hard as well as have fun in pursuing shared goals. Saxophone Institute students may join with participants in other MPulse sessions for classes in theory/musicianship.
NOTE: Since all instruction will be on alto saxophone, applicants MUST audition on alto saxophone.
"MPulse was truly the best two weeks of my life. The instruction was incredible, and the people were friendly and respectful."
(Jeran, Saxophone 201,MI)
RECORDED AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS
Since all instruction will be on alto saxohone, applicants MUST audition on alto saxophone. Submit a 3-5 minute long CD recorded audition of one or more pieces, with or without accompaniment (for example, a piece performed at Solo and Ensemble Festival, an etude, or an excerpt from something being played at school). The selection(s) should demonstrate both technical and lyrical skills. Label your CD and its jacket/case with your name, instrument, title and composer of your piece, and the session to which you are applying.
You may have one of your current music teachers (school teacher or private teacher) assess your work in a letter of recommendation. In addition to your musical abilities, the letter may discuss your personal characteristics such as initiative, dependability, and your commitment to increasing your musical skills. The letter should be included with your application in a sealed envelope (with the teacher's signature across the back seal). This letter must be submitted with your application.
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(Matthew, Saxophone 2011, MI)
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