The saxophone occupies a special place within the woodwind section; teachers are Arno Bornkamp and Henk van Twillert. Each year saxophone students take part in a saxophone quartet and the saxophone orchestra for one semester respectively.

Section representative: Armo Bornkamp

 Each year saxophone students take part in a saxophone quartet and the saxophone orchestra for one semester respectively

Admission requirements
* three etudes to be chosen from, for example, M. Mule - D’après Berbiguier; H. Klosé - Genre et mécanisme or Etudes chantantes; R. Gallois - Montbrun; Six pièces musicales d’études, for example no. 1, 3 or 4
* two pieces with piano, for example: A. Jolivet - Fantasia impromptu; P. Maurice - Tableau de Provence; Ryo Noda - Maï
* minor and major scales up to and including four sharps and four flats, across the entire range of the instrument

Upon completion of the master's degree programme, the graduate saxophonist will have developed his/her solo and chamber-music abilities to the extent that he/she will be ready to enter the professional music world at the highest level and in a broad capacity.

Admission requirements

1. The candidate will perform a programme which may not exceed 30 minutes. Mastery of the saxophone repertoire is required, whereby the candidate must demonstrate his/her solo and chamber-music abilities. He/she is required to play at least one piece from memory. To be chosen from, for example: A. Désenclos - Prélude, Cadence et Final; C. Pascal - Sonatine; E. Denisov - Sonate; C. Lauba - choice of études; Hard; F. Tanada - Mysterious Morning.

2. The candidate must submit a list of repertoire with a proposed programme for the entrance examination to the CvA study secretariat before 15 February. This programme should reflect the candidate's versatility and ability to develop new repertoire, e.g. new music or arrangements. The admissions committee will evaluate the proposed programme and make any necessary changes.

Arno Bornkamp section representative & principal subject
Willem van Merwijk methodology, preparatory programme