Visitor Parking: Visitors must go to LOT 2 (in front of the Student Union) for a free visitor parking pass before coming to the Creative Arts Center. Vehicles without visitor parking passes are subject to parking tickets.
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It is our philosophy to graduate students from Wright State University as competent, professional and creative musicians with a thorough understanding and knowledge of the repertoire and pedagogy of the saxophone, and a mature passion for music making. Regardless of your chosen degree program (Music Performance or Music Education), the same high performing standards are expected from all studio players.Applied lessons consist of general concepts of musicianship such as musical analysis, tonal development, phrasing, intonation, and technical development including all forms of scales, overtone control and altissimo development, as well as transcribed, original, and contemporary literature of the saxophone. Attention will also be given to an historical view of the instrument’s development and it’s place in musical society as well as some general theoretical principles as they apply to the saxophone and it’s performance.
In addition to applied performance, your studies will include saxophone pedagogy. This incorporates a survey of techniques, materials, methods, and literature in teaching saxophone lessons to various ages and skill levels. If opportunity arises, a student may have opportunity to engage in service learning through the provision of applied instruction to students and/or sections in the local community.
Past students in the saxophone studio have had much success in winning competitions, awards and scholarships. Many continue in graduate programs and become teachers at well known schools and universities.