Through career building and performance opportunities, the Elise Hall Competition aims to encourage and support young female-identifying, trans, and non-binary professionals as the next generation of innovative, progressive, and passionate contributors in our field. With an emphasis on young professionals in music, we will foster a community of advocates and a culture for diversity in music.

The Elise Hall Competition for Emerging Saxophonists aims to encourage and support the professional and artistic development of young female-identifying, trans, and non-binary saxophonists. 


AWARD young female-identifying, trans, and non-binary saxophonists opportunities for professional development and performance

CREATE opportunities for young female-identifying, trans, and non-binary saxophonists to build valuable relationships with other artists and supporters

DEVELOP programming with consideration of cultural needs, diversity, and innovation

COMMISSION new works for saxophone by diverse and minority composers and artists as a community


ENGAGE the Austin creative community to provide valuable opportunities for collaboration on a national level