Jazz Trombone Audition Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (BM, BME)

1. Blues in F (choose one) - "Billie's Bounce"; "Now's The Time" Melody plus 3 improvised choruses
2. "Rhythm" changes in Bb- "Oleo" Melody plus 2 improvised choruses
3. Ballad (choose one) - "Misty" (Eb); "In A Sentimental Mood"(F) Melody plus 1 improvised chorus
4. Standard (choose one) - "Autumn Leaves" (Gm); "Caravan" (Fm); "Satin Doll" (C) Melody plus 2 improvised choruses
5. Bordogni/Rochut - Melodious Etude #6
6. Scales - Major scales in all keys – 2 octaves

Undergraduate applicants who would like to submit a recorded audition should follow the steps outlined here: recorded audition. All students who submit a recorded audition will have a virtual interview with the faculty on one of the auditions dates. Applicants can select their date preference on their supplemental music form. 


GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS 

Graduate applicants who would like to submit a recorded audition should upload the audition directly to their Graduate College application. Graduate applicants who submit a recorded audition will also register for a virtual interview with the faculty on one of the audition dates. Applicants can register for their interview after submitting the Graduate College application.​ 

Master of Music candidates, prepare:  

1. Blues in F - "Blues For Alice" (Bird Blues)  Melody plus 3 improvised choruses
2. "Rhythm" changes in Bb - "Anthropology"  Melody plus 2 improvised choruses
3. Ballad (choose one) - "Body And Soul" (Db); "Chelsea Bridge" (Db) Melody plus 1 improvised chorus
4. Standard (choose one) - "All The Things You Are" (Ab); "Stella By Starlight" (Bb); "Have You Met Miss Jones" (F); "What Is This Thing Called Love" (C) Melody plus 2 improvised choruses
5. Bordogni/Rochut - Melodious Etude #43
6. Scales - In All Keys (2 octaves): Major, Dorian, Lydian, Natural Minor (Aolean), Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor, Auxiliary Diminished "aka" Dominant Diminished (ascending half step - whole step), Whole Tone.

Doctor of Musical Arts Candidates, prepare:

1. Blues in C - "Isotope"  Melody plus 3 improvised choruses
2. "Rhythm" changes in Bb - "Moose The Mooche"  Melody plus 2 improvised choruses
3. Ballad (choose one) - "Prelude To A Kiss" (C); "Peace" (Horace Silver) (Bb) Melody plus 1 improvised chorus
4. Standard (choose one) - "Moment's Notice" (Eb); "Inner Urge"; "Stablemates" (Db); "Con Alma" (C) Melody plus 2 improvised choruses
5. Thad Jones - "Tip Toe" from measure before "G" through downbeat of "J" (trombone section soli) 
6. Jacque Castérède - Sonatine - Movement 1
7. Scales - In all keys (2 octaves - ascending and descending): Major and ALL modes; Melodic Minor; "Jazz" Minor (ascending form of melodic minor in both directions) and 2 modes of your choice (ex: altered or diminished/whole tone; mixolydian #4, lydian b7, etc.); Harmonic Minor; Diminished and Auxiliary Diminished (ascending whole step/half step and ascending half step/whole step ); whole tone