Students who desire to become a saxophone major at Northwestern State University must audition for Dr. Forsyth prior to admittance. This audition will also determine scholarship awards. For more detailed information on the available scholarships and service awards, refer to the School of Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) website.
Etude and/or Solo Excerpt that demonstrates lyrical and technical abilities
If the student is comfortable with jazz, then a jazz excerpt/improvisation in addition to the above materials is certainly welcome.
Major and Minor Scales
15-30 minutes of Classical repertoire that showcases contrasting styles and abilities
If the student is comfortable with jazz, then improvising over a tune of the student’s choice is recommended.