The saxophone is one of the most versatile instruments in the history of Western music, and students at Lamont have the opportunity to explore a wealth of styles and traditions. Graduates of our saxophone studio leave with the skills, repertoire and historical understanding necessary to work at a professional level.

Lamont's saxophone studio is led by Arthur Bouton, a first-call saxophone and woodwind performer known throughout the United States. He has extensive performance experience on all saxophones, flutes, clarinets and bassoon, as well as the Akai Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI). Bouton is founder and Director of the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra and regularly performs with the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet and Opera Colorado.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are requiring recorded video auditions from all applicants as well as a live Zoom component.

  • Recorded Video Audition

    Video recordings should be unedited, i.e. do not make cuts or edits in the middle of pieces. It is fine to record pieces separately. Use the best recording equipment you have on hand. Faculty will evaluate you on the quality of your performance and not on the audio/video quality. 

    This video should be uploaded through the Lamont application. Recordings received after January 15 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Live Zoom Interview

    Applicants will preference their top two (2) dates for a live Zoom interview on the Lamont application. 

    The 2021 interview dates are January 30, February 6, and February 13. 

Repertoire Requirements

Undergraduate (BA, BM, minor)

  • All major and minor scales
  • Two (2) Ferling etudes
  • One (1) solo work of the student's choice
View Jazz Requirements

Graduate (MM and certificate in performance)

Student's choice of any two (2) major solo works for the saxophone

Review requirements for Artist Diploma

View Jazz Requirements


Art Bouton with saxophone

Arthur Bouton


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