Additional Resources

Study Guide for Solos

Contest Music for Alto Saxophone was written to fill a need for students to actually study their selected solo/ensemble composition for performance at festival. In my experience few students at festival know the meaning of the title of their piece, and a definite minority know anything about the composer. Performing a piece of music without knowing some basic knowledge of the composition, the composer, the style, etc. is pretty close to leaning a speech in an unknown language and not knowing what is actually being said! I have enclosed a sample form (Study Sheet for Solo/Ensemble) that hopefully will be of help in this endeavor.