Saxophone

The saxophone occupies a special place within the woodwind section; teachers are Arno Bornkamp and Willem van Merwijk. 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
• a recital piece of the candicate's choice at the level of Tableaux de Provence by Paule Maurice, the Sonate by Fernande Decruck or the Sonate by Paul Creston
• two etudes of the student's choice to be chosen from Six pièces musicales d’étude by Raymond Gallois Montbrun or Quinze études by Charles Koechlin
• two etudes of the student's choice to be chosen from Soixante Etudes by Ferling
• scales up to and including four sharps and four flats
• a solo piece of the candidate's choice

Two weeks prior to the dates of the bachelor's entrance exams the candicates will be sent a short mandatory work; this can be either a solo piece or a duet to be performed with one of the current saxophone students.

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

Admission requirements

1. two recital pieces of the candidate's choice at the level of Prélude, cadence et final by Alfred Désenclos, Capriccio by Leo Samama, the Concerto by Henri Tomasi, or the Sonate by Edison Denisov

2. a solo piece of the candidate's choice at the level of one of the two Sequenze by Luciano Berio, In Freundschaft by Karlheinz Stockhausen or Mysterious Morning III by Fuminori Tanada

Two weeks prior to the dates of the master's entrance exams the candidates will be sent a short mandatory work. This can either be a solo piece or a duet to be performed with one of the current saxophone students.

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

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