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Graduate Trombone Auditions

trombone section rehearsing

Pre-Screening

All graduate brass candidates are required to submit a ten minute prescreening video along with their graduate application. Please include at least two contrasting styles. All prescreening materials must be received by December 1. Applicants will be notified by December 15 if invited for a live audition. Upload files to any video or file sharing website and provide the links when prompted. All video links must be active and accessible for review. The various movements and/or excerpts need not be on a single video. 

General Requirements

  • Two solos, selected from different historical periods of music, and of difficulty and quality appropriate for performance at the doctoral level. Applicant should bring an accompanist if possible.
  • Etudes (see below)
  • Orchestral excerpts (see below)

Trombone and Bass Trombone Audition

  • Etudes:
    Tenor trombone: one etude selected from Boutry, Douze Etudes de Haute Perfectionnement (Leduc)
    Bass trombone: one etude selected from Blazhevich, 70 Studies for Tuba
  • Performance of "standard" orchestral excerpts