The NYU Saxophone Orchestra is a conducted ensemble of 8-20 or more saxophones. Students have an opportunity to perform on the entire family of saxophones: sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones. The ensemble’s repertoire spans all styles, from traditional to contemporary music. A diverse set of original works by composers including Grainger, Sousa, Von Koch, Cage, Andriessen, and Reich is complimented by transcriptions and arrangements of celebrated chamber and orchestral works. As part of its mission to expand and promote its repertoire, the NYU Saxophone Orchestra works with and encourages student, emerging, and established composers to create new works and arrangements for the ensemble.
Who Can Join
Participation in the NYU Saxophone Orchestra is by audition, and not limited to music majors. All NYU saxophonists, undergraduate and graduate, are invited to audition.
Please prepare one short solo, sonata movement, or etude. Sight reading will be requested. An accompanist is not required.
Performances and Concerts
The ensemble performs at least one on-campus concert per semester, as well as additional performances on and off-campus at schools, festivals, and venues in New York City and the surrounding area.