The UNCW Saxophone Studio
Welcome to the UNC Wilmington Saxophone Studio informational link! This link is designed to provide UNCW saxophone students, as well as prospective students, helpful information regarding saxophone study at UNCW. The links below may be viewed online, or downloaded and printed as a pdf file where indicated.
The primary goal of the UNCW saxophone studio is the study of saxophone fundamentals to develop skills, musicianship, and pedagogical concepts necessary for establishing a strong foundation in understanding and mastering the saxophone mechanics used in making music.
This goal is achieved through the study and performance of various materials, based on the student’s curriculum, as outlined in the Saxophone Repertoire list, with a strong focus on the musical aspects of technique, articulation, tone development, air stream control, musical interpretation, and extended techniques, among others.
Saxophone Syllabus, Fall 2011
Includes information regarding purpose, objectives and requirements for the following:
- Additional information including organizations & music dealers
Saxophone Repertoire & Select Recordings, Books (pdf.)
Includes recommended repertoire for the undergraduate saxophone.
• Solo saxophone literature (classical & jazz) for S, A, T &
• Select etudes & exercises
• Select saxophone discography
• Select chamber music
Additional Saxophone Materials for Download
This pdf link is a site to access articles and other pedagogical materials written by Frank Bongiorno:
Altissimo Development: Parts 1 & 2
Altissimo Development: Part 3
Basic Warm-Up Routine
MUS 184/384 Jazz Ensembles & MUS 130/330 Combo
Jazz Ensembles, Fall 2011
Excerpts of tunes:
MUS 130/330 Saxophone Chamber Music
Saxophone Ensemble Syllabus, Spring 2011
MUS 365 Modern Jazz (Lecture)
MUS 325 Jazz Techniques & MUS 372 Jazz Pedagogy
Jazz Ensemble Director Observation Sheet
Jazz Pedagogy Syllabus
Jazz Techniques Syllabus