WSU Saxophone Studio


Saxophone Quartet Audio Clips

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playDanny Boy
playUlla in Africa


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Dr. Jagow Audio Clips

playCircuits - McTee

Sonata - Maslanka


WELCOME to the WSU Saxophone Studio


John Seaton wins Miami Valley Symphony Concerto Competition

John Seaton was named the winner of the Clark J. Haines Memorial Concerto Competition held on Saturday, May 8, 2010. He has been awarded a $300 cash prize and the opportunity to perform his award winning selection, "Scaramouche" by Darius Milhaud, with the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra at its winter concerts in February 2011.

Originally from Washington Court House, Ohio, saxophonist John Seaton is an honors student at Wright State University, majoring in music education. He currently studies saxophone with Dr. Shelley M. Jagow and has studied with Ron Aldridge, Joshua Baker and Adam Green. He has also had the honor of attending lectures and performing in master classes with Jean-Marie Londeix, French saxophone virtuoso and professor emeritus of saxophone at Bordeaux Conservatory in France. John performs with the internationally acclaimed Wright State University Saxophone Quartet and the Wind Symphony, and was winner of the 2010 Concerto Competition with the Wright State University Chamber Orchestra.

Darius Milhaud's (1892-1974) ìScaramouche" is an exciting multi-movement work with infectious melodies and engaging rhythms that the Miami Valley Orchestra will be proud to present as part of its 21st season.

Visit the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra website.

Jean-Marie Londeix and William Street at Wright State University!

Saxophone Enthusiasts: Please spread the word to anyone that may be interested in attending this historical event as it is rumored that this is Jean-Marie Londeix' final tour to North America!


Hi! Hope your year is off to a great start and you are ready to share some exciting news with your students and colleagues. I would like to invite you and your students to join us in an Artist Series event with saxophone legend Jean-Marie Londeix (Bordeaux, FRANCE) and saxophone artist William Street (Edmonton, CANADA). A variety of activities will take place between September 24 - 30, and you are invited to attend as many of these events as you wish. For only $25 (register before Sept. 24; $40 after Sept. 24) you will get an unlimited pass to come and go to a variety of music lectures and open discussion forums presented by Jean-Marie Londeix. The fee INCLUDES one Artist Series ticket to the William Street/Roger Admiral recital on September 24 at 8:00 PM. The concert presents a contemporary program with works by E. Rolin, C. Stolte, P. Steenhuisen, T. Alla, M. Shrude, T. Johnson, F. Rossé , and a premiere work by A. Talpash. (Summary of activities listed below)

Thursday, Sept. 24, 8:00 pm [Wright State University - Schuster Hall]
Recital by William Street, saxophone & Roger Admiral, piano

Friday, Sept. 25 - Monday, Sept. 28 (between 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
Londeix Lecture Series:

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  1. The Saxophone In The Various Musical Streams Of The 20th Century
  2. Jacques Ibert and his Concertino da Camera
  3. Prelude, Cadence And Finale for Alto Saxophone And Piano By Alfred Desenclos
  4. Sonata For Alto Saxophone and Piano by Edison Denisov
  5. Claude Debussy and His Rapsodie with Saxophone
  6. The multiple and transient phases of musical sound
  7. The "articulation" of the classic sound
  8. The saxophone in the Orchestra
  9. The Traditional Method of Practice
  10. ... and more!

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.

RECITAL: The WSU Saxophone Studio will present a Saxophone Recital on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 8:00 PM in Schuster Hall at Wright State University. Free admission.


WSU offers a full range of degrees for saxophonists including:

The WSU Saxophone studio maintains an exceptionally talented student body of saxophone majors. Students have many performance opportunities including:

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.

WSU saxophonists have been able to work with renowned musicians including:

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