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Undergraduate Trombone Auditions

trombone section in rehearsal

Trombone Audition Days

  • February 9
  • February 10
  • February 16

Audition Day Information

The submission deadline for undergraduates to file the School of Music supplemental application is February 1.


No prescreening required

Preparation Requirements

Candidates should prepare two contrasting selections from the standard repertoire for their instrument, which may include solos, etudes and/or orchestral excerpts. It is critical that the audition material be thoroughly prepared.

Time Requirement

Candidates should prepare a 10 minute audition of music which showcases their best playing. 


No accompaniment required

Technical Requirements

No technical requirements

Suggested Repertoire

Suggested solos:

  • Barat, Andante and Allegro
  • Guilmant, Morceau Symphonique
  • David, Concertino (mvt. 1)
  • Morel, Piece in F minor
  • Telemann, Sonata in F minor

Suggested etudes:

  • Rochut/Bordogni, Melodious Etudes, book 1 (for lyrical selection)
  • Voxman, Selected Studies (contrasting etudes)
  • Blazhevich, Studies in Clefs (contrasting etudes)

Judging Criteria

  • Tone Quality
  • Musicianship
  • Overall Control
  • Competency
  • Technique

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the audition and number of applicants, we will not be able to provide individual comments. All decisions made will be final.


  1. When am I considered for scholarship?
    1. You are considered for scholarship at the time of audition
  2. When will I hear about my results?
    1. You will be notified via formal letter about your audition results and music scholarship results in early March

Contact Information

Dr. Jonathan Allen

Allison Bierman, Admissions Counselor

                (319) 335-3994