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The Saxophone Symposium

The Saxophone Symposium is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal devoted solely to the saxophone. A panel of professional performers, scholars, and pedagogues of the saxophone review all articles submitted for publication. Original, unpublished, research-based submissions in any category are welcome, including saxophone history, literature, pedagogy, jazz studies, contemporary practices, and interdisciplinary areas. Submitting materials for review, such as recordings, books, music, pedagogical materials, and other forms of media pertaining to the saxophone is also encouraged.

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Current Issue

Saxophone Symposium Volume 44

Volume 44 (Members Only) (27 MB) — Click here for a preview of this issue.

  • Articles
    • Improving the Quality of Saxophone Quartet Rehearsals: Interviews with Members of Kenari, h2, Sinta, and Fuego Quartets, by Benjamin MacDonald
    • The Red Saxophone: Hanns Eisler and 'Applied Music' in Weimar Berlin, by Andrew J. Allen
    • Gender Representation at North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conferences from 2008 through 2020, by Kimberly Goddard Loeffert
    • The Raschèrian Approach: Cultivating the Elastic Bow of Articulation, by Andrew R. Steinberg
    • John Sampen: Biography of an American Saxophone Pioneer, by Matthew Younglove
  • Reviews
    • Randall Hall, Oracle, by Andrew J. Allen
    • Derek Brown, All Figured Out, by Andrew J. Allen
    • Sean Murphy, Rediscovering Bauzin, by Andrew J. Allen
    • Patchwork Duo, Patchwork, by Stephen Fischer
    • Roberto Milano, Cuatro Concertinos, by Stephen Fischer
    • Stallmann Duke Duo, Passing Through, by James Kalyn
    • Lyle Rebbek, A Practical Guide for Teaching the Saxophone to Beginners, by Julia Nolan


Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor via email at the address listed below. Include a cover letter, which identifies yourself, shows the manuscript title, and certifies the manuscript as your own original work. The Saxophone Symposium will not consider any manuscripts that have been submitted simultaneously to another journal or that have been previously published elsewhere. Please note that submission length is limited to 8,000 words, inclusive of endnotes. In order to facilitate blind review, please remove your name, institutional affiliation, and any other identifying materials from the submitted paper.

Manuscripts should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition. In addition to Chicago Manual requirements, authors must include an abstract (maximum length: 250 words) and up to five keywords describing the essential topic and content of the manuscript. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for reproduction of musical examples from music publishers. Where appropriate, authors will be asked to provide proof of permissions from the appropriate authorities.

Please submit any questions about the review process, publication, and other concerns directly .

When submitting a manuscript, please include:

  • A cover letter (including your name, the manuscript title, and a declaration of the originality of the manuscript)
  • One copy of the manuscript with identifying information removed (your name, institutional affiliation, or any other identifying information should be removed before submission), in .doc or .docx format. Please use one-inch margins, double-spaced text, endnote citations, and Times New Roman font throughout.
  • Attachment files for tables, figures, and musical examples (if applicable)
  • Documentation of permissions for reproduction of musical examples from music publishers (if applicable)
  • Authors of accepted manuscripts will also be required to submit a brief biography (maximum length: 250 words — please do not send unless requested)

Submitting Materials for Review Consideration

If you would like to have a published review of your CD, book, or other materials in the next Symposium, please review the following guidelines for submission:

  • Send an email to the Coordinating Editor of Reviews, , requesting to have your materials reviewed in the next available edition of the Symposium.
  • In your email, include:
    • A cover letter (including your name, email address, a statement indicating that you would like these materials reviewed for publication in The Saxophone Symposium, and a description of the material(s) for review)
    • A copy of the material(s) for review, either as an attachment or a link

You will receive a confirmation email from the Coordinating Editor of Reviews when your materials are accepted for inclusion in the next journal issue.

NOTE: We have a team of pre-selected writers for reviewing materials, and thus The Saxophone Symposium does not accept unsolicited reviews.

The deadline for the 2023 edition of The Saxophone Symposium has now passed. In order to be considered for publication in the 2023 volume, manuscripts are due by December 15, 2022. Materials for review are due by October 15, 2022.


The deadline for advertisements for the 2023 edition of The Saxophone Symposium is December 15, 2022. Questions about advertising in The Saxophone Symposium should be directed to Nathan Mertens, NASA Director of Marketing and Development at .

Saxophone Symposium 2023 Advertising Form (Due December 15, 2022)

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