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Graduate Trombone Auditions

trombone section rehearsing

**All Auditions for Fall 2021 Admission will be conducted Virtually**

Graduate auditions should be submitted through the Music Supplemental Application by January 4, 2021.

Applicants will be able to submit a minimum of 6 video links and a maximum of 10. 

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