2021 Saxophone Institute

Dates and Deadlines

The Saxophone Institute will be held during Session 2 of BMC 2021.

Session 2: June 24 - July 24, 2021

Application deadline: March 15, 2021

The Program

Brevard's Saxophone Institute offers students ages 14-29 the chance to work with world-renowned faculty on our 180-acre wooded campus in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.

Features of the program include:

  • Private lessons
  • Masterclasses with Brevard's faculty and visiting guest artists
  • Regular studio classes
  • Technique and repertoire classes
  • Chamber music
  • Collaboration with Brevard's composition program
  • Large ensemble playing with Brevard Symphonic Winds

Students may also compete in the Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition.


Joseph Lulloff

Henning Schröder

Audition Requirements

Admission to the Brevard Music Center is determined by audition. Saxophonists may upload audio recordings or a video audition.

Accompaniment is optional. Total audition length should not exceed 12 minutes.

Perform two contrasting solo works or movements from different style periods. Works must be written specifically for saxophone (no transcriptions).


Four week session (Session 2): $5000. Tuition includes all instruction, housing, meals, and transportation in Brevard. Each participant is responsible for travel to and from Brevard.

The application fee is $65. A non-refundable enrollment fee of $800 is due within 2 weeks of acceptance.

For refund policies specifically related to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, please visit our FAQ page.


Brevard Music Center offers scholarship support according to a student's audition and demonstrated financial need, and program need. In 2019, Brevard provided scholarship support to more than 70% of its students.

Students are encouraged to seek financial assistance from outside sources. Schools, music clubs and organizations, youth orchestras and bands, service clubs (e.g., Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.), businesses, and foundations may be willing to help. Be professional and creative, and start planning early.

Organizations providing scholarships for musicians

Students apply for Brevard's scholarships online, as part of the regular application process. Applying for scholarship support requires disclosure of certain financial information and a detailed statement of need.

BMC Opportunity Scholarship

The BMC Opportunity Scholarship is designed to assist historically underrepresented populations in the study of music. Open to students of African-American and Latinx descent, the BMC Opportunity Scholarship program seeks to help these young musicians overcome financial obstacles that might prevent them from achieving their full potential. BMC Opportunity Scholarships are awarded in conjunction with financial aid. Students may apply for the scholarship in the Financial Aid section of the online application. 

Resident Assistants

A limited number of Resident Assistant (RA) positions are available. Brevard's Resident Assistants provide guidance to younger students and supervise student living quarters. In 2021, RA appointments vary by program and session.

Session 2 students selected as a Resident Assistant will serve as an RA for both Session 2 and 3 students. Session 2 & 3 RAs must remain on campus and work through August 10, 2021.

RAs have the same ensemble and performance opportunities as other college division students. RAs pay only a non-refundable enrollment fee of $800 which covers tuition, room, and board.

An RA applicant must:

  • be at least 20 years of age by June 1, 2021
  • submit the separate Resident Assistant application (within the general application)
  • be accepted first as a student
  • submit to a formal background check, if selected


All payments, except the $65 application fee and $800 enrollment fee, will be fully refunded if the Center receives notice of cancellation due to serious illness before May 1.

Written verification from an M.D. is required before a refund can be made. No reduction in fees can be made for late arrival or early departure.

No refunds will be made after May 1.* 

* For refund policies specifically related to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, please visit our FAQ page.