Auger Performs Senior Saxophone Recital

Publication Chief/Arts & Entertainment Editor

On Tues., April 11, senior music and saxophone double major Mitchell Auger took his final bow in the chapel. Auger completed his last requirement to earn his double-major by performing an amazing recital playing the saxophone.

Since Auger has been playing the saxophone for 11 years, this performance to complete his major was very important.

Auger first appeared on stage dressed in his finest. He is one of the very few people who can pull off velvet with style and class.

Auger was accompanied with piano by one of his professors, Phillip Hayner.

The two led the recital with different pieces, but Auger took the stage alone as he performed an outstanding solo piece.

With a piece that was quite lengthy, Auger put his heart and soul into that section of the performance.

The recital lasted about an hour long, and there was never an uninteresting moment. Auger played beautifully and touched the audience with his skills.

Anyone in the room who may not have ever heard the saxophone performed before was definitely in for a treat.

Auger was surrounded by his family and friends with their support in one of his final steps for his undergraduate degree.

Senior vocal performance major Kate Berardi said, “I’ve known Mitchell for years and watching him perform his saxophone senior recital was very bitter sweet. He is so talented, and I know he will go far.”

Auger performed pieces ranging from the 17th to 20th centuries. He began with a piece by Paule Maurice and ended with pieces by Darius Milhaud.

After the standing ovation Auger received, there was an invitation for those who came to take part in a reception hosted by Auger and his family.

“I’m really happy with the turnout of the recital and I’m glad I got to share my passion with my family and friends,” said Auger.  “I am excited to see what my future holds with music.”

The next step for Auger is graduation. After that, he has plans to attend Applachian State for graduate school.