Saxophone Quartets at UT
At the University of Tennessee, all students in the classical saxophone studio are encouraged to participate in a saxophone quartet. These quartets rehearse together for at least two hours a week and meet with Dr. Adams for a coaching every other week. The groups present performances at saxophone studio recitals, are encouraged to schedule elective quartet recitals, and also perform off-campus at high schools, retirement homes, community events, conferences, and competitions. Each saxophone quartet is unique, and every ensemble is encouraged to choose performance venues that fit the personality of the group.
A chamber group such as the saxophone quartet is a great opportunity to grow as a musician, developing nuanced listening skills and independence within an ensemble. Playing in a quartet challenges musical and technical skills while building confidence, and rehearsing without a director also creates an environment in which each participant has some measure of both artistic and administrative control. Plus, it's just alot of fun!
The UT Saxophone Ensemble
Performing at studio recitals and special events, the UT saxophone ensemble consists of the entire classical saxophone studio. Directed by Dr. Adams, this ensemble presents an eclectic mix of original and transcribed works for saxophone ensemble.
The University of Tennessee also has three concert bands, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band. With only four saxophone players in each group, these selective ensembles have auditions at the beginning of every semester. Click here for more information.
Pride of the Southland Marching Band
The University of Tennessee's renowned "Pride of the Southland Band" boasts over 300 players and a long list of public appearances. Click here for more information.