What Classical Saxophonists Are Saying About the Profile Saxophone Mouthpieces

The Profile Saxophone Mouthpieces


Effortless clarity, projection and flexibility. Read what these classical saxophonists have to say about the new Profile saxophone mouthpieces for alto and soprano saxophones. 

The Vandoren Profile AP3 is the perfect mouthpiece for control, projection, and brilliance. I was beginning to feel like the perfect mouthpiece didn't exist, but my search was over once I began playing the Profile. I recommend everyone try this great new mouthpiece!


- Matthew Younglove, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor of Saxophone, Tennessee Tech University

The Profile soprano and alto mouthpieces offer the perfect combination of beautiful tone, rock-solid intonation, and great flexibility. From the bottom of the horn through the altissimo, the Profile offers unparalleled control and an abundance of sonic options for the concert artist.

  

- Andrew J. Allen, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor of Music, Georgia College & State University

The Vandoren Profile saxophone mouthpieces give me everything I am looking for; immediate response, clear articulation, wonderful resonance with an array of tonal colors, and a large dynamic range. Whether I am performing standard repertoire, transcriptions, or new music, the Vandoren Profile is my ideal mouthpiece.

 

- Drew Whiting, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor of Music, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh


I love my AP3 mouthpiece for so many reasons. It allows me to focus my sound easily at all dynamic levels throughout the range of the instrument, but is also extremely flexible. I can achieve a full-bodied sound, a hollow and distant tone, and any other timbre I desire. More than any other alto mouthpiece I've played on, the AP3 offers me the versatility to play a wide range of techniques and in many styles without any difficulty. It's an excellent choice for experienced musicians and younger students in search of a solid first professional mouthpiece.


- Noa Even, D.M.A.

Lecturer and Head of Woodwinds at Rowan University



Vandoren products help me to achieve at my highest levels of musical performance, and I especially rely on the Profile mouthpieces. The Profile mouthpieces permit the perfect combination of projection, resonance, flexibility, and response. When I play on the Vandoren Profile mouthpieces, I feel that I can achieve the softest levels of the saxophone dynamic range while having the ability to project over a concert band or orchestra. I value homogeneity in sound, and the Profile allows for absolute evenness throughout the full range of the saxophone. The Profile enhances player potential and represents a new era in saxophone performance.

 

- Jeff Loeffert, D.M.A. 

Professor of Saxophone, Oklahoma State University

The AP3 is a fabulous addition to the impressive Vandoren mouthpiece lineup. It is dynamic, resonant, and extremely versatile—shining in every performance. This exceptional mouthpiece allows me to effortlessly convey artistic ideas and expression with nuanced sound, control, and color making it a perfect fit for me. The AP3 is fun to play!

 

- Jonathan Nichol, D.M.A.

Associate Professor of Saxophone at the University of Oklahoma

I love the lightning-fast response and brilliant tone quality of the AP3 and SP3. From the warm middle register tones to the effortless altissimo register, these pieces being a newfound joy to classical performing.

 

- Justin Pierce, D.M.A. 

Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music, Oklahoma Baptist University

The new Vandoren Profile mouthpiece offers the same incredible control and evenness of sound as the Optimum series, but with more flexibility and a greater range of colors. It allows me to fully express my personality in every musical situation.


- Geoffrey Deibel, D.M.A. 

Assistant Professor of Saxophone, Florida State University

The AP3 Profile mouthpiece finally provided me the combination of easy response, effortless articulation, and balanced core sound I had been searching for. I’m thankful to have found an affordable mouthpiece that works with me, not against me!


- Sunil Gadgil, D.M.A. 

Prominent Austin, TX Educator and Performer

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