Steven Mauk

Professor Emeritus, Music Performance


A Practical Approach to Playing the Saxophone — This intermediate-level method book is geared toward the college saxophone class for music education majors or for use as a transfer method. Written text and etudes cover the essentials of playing the instrument. Of special value are the numerous exercises for alternate fingerings, and duos, trios, and quartets for same-pitched instruments. Compiled from materials of Larry Teal and Steven Mauk, this is a valuable teaching asset.  Lyceum Music Press (publishing company of Hickey's Music Center in Ithaca, NY).

Saxophone Warm-Ups — A contemporary approach to the warm-up routine for all saxophonists. Specific routines are outlined for classical, jazz, rock, and avant-garde saxophonists with written exercises.  This is the first book of its kind and covers all aspects of the physical and mental needs of the modern saxophonists. Dorn Publications.

Medici Masterworks Solos for Alto Saxophone and Piano, volume II  and Medici Masterworks Solos for Tenor Saxophone and Piano, volume II — These two collections include transcriptions for the young player by such great masters as Schumann, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel. Ideal for recitals or solo competitions and included on several state solo listings. Brief historical information is presented for each selection. Medici Music Press.