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Degree Name

Master of Music (MMus)




Through the advice of the major professor, Dr. Max F. Dalby, the writer chose to perform a recital on the clarinet and the alto saxophone, with emphasis on the saxophone. In undertaking the preparation necessary to perform a master's recital, the writer hoped to realize these objectives:

(1) To become better acquainted with major works for the saxophone and clarinet, and to develop the skills necessary to analyze and interpret those works.

(2) To improve his performing ability.

(3) To discover the problems inherent to high level performance on the saxophone and clarinet.

(4) To devise methods of teaching best suited to solving those problems.

This report consists of two major sections; the first will discuss the recital pieces and their preparation as well as a brief history of the saxophone and its literature. The second section will discuss methods of saxophone teaching.

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