Woodwinds

 

Saxophone

Saxophonists benefit from being in an active musical environment and have the opportunity to play in the Wind Ensemble, Big Band, Saxophone Ensemble, and NWU PUK-Symphony Orchestra.

Saxophonists are taught fundamental saxophone technique, and are encouraged to use interpretive skills in their performance. They are given opportunities to enrich their studies by participating in master classes with both national and international visiting saxophonists. Students are encouraged to perform during student concerts, ensemble concerts and compete at the annual Pukki Talent Festival as well as bursary competitions. One of the benefits of being a music student at the NWU is the privilege to attend regular concerts by national and international musicians held at the Conservatory.

Students may choose both classical and jazz repertoire, which allows them to become flexible musicians in an ever changing music industry. It is expected of saxophonists to be able to perform both as a soloist and as part of an ensemble.

For further information about saxophone performance at the School of Music, please contact Ms Tammy Aslett.

 

For further information about Woodwind instrument performance at the School of Music, please contact any of the other lecturers: Mr George Fazakas (flute) | Prof Liesl van der Merwe (bassoon).