The TCU Saxophone Studio has grown from 3 majors in 2007 to 18 majors in 2017. Students are enrolled in a variety of programs to include BM, BA, BME, MM, AD, and DMA. All majors are required to study standard classical saxophone literature but also have the option to study jazz and commercial music as well. This balanced approach gives them the experience they need to become professional educators and performers.
Graduates of the program have gone on to successful teaching careers in the public schools, set up their own private saxophone studios in the DFW area and also to prestigious graduate programs for advanced study.
As a Saxophone Major at TCU you will have the opportunity to participate in Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensembles, Orchestra, Marching Band and various chamber ensembles to include trios, quartets and saxophone choir.
The TCU Saxophone Ensemble pursues chamber music in combinations ranging from duos, trios, quartets and quintets to a complete saxophone choir.
Members gain valuable experience working on intonation, stylistic accuracy, balance and blend in small group settings. The ensemble covers standard classical literature and jazz chamber repertoire for saxophone ensembles (SATB, AATB, SATTB, AATTB).
The TCU Saxophone Ensembles have performed at the prestigious U.S. Navy International Saxophone Symposium in Washington, D.C. and at several regional North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, including the 2013 conference held at TCU. Our ensembles have also participated in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition.