Saxophone Study and Performance at Lawrence University


The Saxophone Program at Lawrence University is committed to the highest ideals of professionalism and artistry in saxophone performance. Rooted in Lawrence's tradition of transformative and rigorous liberal arts education, our comprehensive program in performance and pedagogy nurtures the development of collaborativeflexible, and committed artists who thrive in their musical and personal lives.

Saxophone News

Robert Ziobro, LU’20, commissioned and premiered “Coping Methods” for alto saxophone and piano by LU composer Logan Willis on his senior recital in June, 2020. 

Watch Robert Ziobro premiere "Coping Methods."

Of the piece, Robert writes, “The idea of the piece stems around using music as a coping mechanism to deal with life. It can help you feel and understand emotions more deeply to either feel better and be in a good mood or help you process darker emotions by taking you there. Music is very subjective to each person’s taste and this piece was written around what I listen to help me cope with life and to get out of my own head. It features a pop/alternative element to it in some sections as well as featuring sections that are disruptive to this element.”

Becky Swanson, a senior majoring in Saxophone Performance, Music Education, and Psychology, is the Third Prize Winner of the 2019 Elise Hall Competition for Emerging Saxophonists.  Learn about the competition program and commission project here. Becky is also the First-Prize winner of the 2019 Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition. 

Visit our News page to read about "Snapshots of America," a themed recital conceived and performed by Daniel Whitworth, LU 2019 and Becky Swanson, LU 2020.


Slipstream performing in the Chapel