Trombone Audition Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (BM, BME)

Undergraduate Tenor and Bass trombone applicants, prepare two contrasting movements (or major sections in the case of single movement works) from a solo work(s) of your choice that you feel best demonstrates your musical expressiveness and technical proficiency.

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. Applicants can select their date preference on their supplemental music form.


GRADUATE TENOR TROMBONE REQUIREMENTS

MM in Tenor Trombone:

• Select 2 works (minimum) from the following list: Bourgeois - Concerto; Bozza - Ballade, Ewazen - Sonata, Grondahl - Concerto, ​Milhaud Concertino d' Hiver; Sulek- Sonata "Vox Gabrieli".

• Optional alto trombone work(s) of your choice.

• Required Orchestral Excerpts: Ravel - Bolero, Mahler - Symphony No. 3, Mozart - Requiem, Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries, Rossini - William Tell Overture.

DMA or AD in Tenor Trombone:

• Select 2 works (minimum) from the following list: Bourgeois - Concerto; DeFaye - Deux Danse, Martin - Ballade, Milhaud - Concertino d'Hiver; Tomasi - Concerto.

• Optional alto trombone work(s) of your choice.

• Required Orchestral Excerpts: Ravel - Bolero, Mahler - Symphony No. 3, Mozart - Requiem, Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries, Rossini - William Tell Overture, Schumann - Symphony 3 "Rhenish".

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. Applicants can register for their interview after submitting the Graduate College application.​ 


GRADUATE BASS TROMBONE REQUIREMENTS

MM in Bass Trombone:

• Select 2 works (minimum) from the following list: Brahms - Four Serious Songs, DeFaye/Knaub - Deux Danses, Ewazen - Concertino, Hindemith - Tuba Sonata, Ritter-George - Concerto, White - Tetra Ergon.

• Required Orchestral Excerpts: Franck - Symphony in d minor, Haydn - Creation, Kodaly - Hary Janos, Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries.

DMA or AD in Bass Trombone:

• Select 2 works (minimum) from the following list: Casterede - Sonatine for Tuba; Ewazen - Concertino, Ritter-George - Concerto, H. Stevens - Tuba Sonata, White - Tetra Ergon, J. Williams - Tuba Concerto.

• Required Orchestral Excerpts: Franck - Symphony in d minor, Haydn - Creation, Kodaly - Hary Janos, Rossini - William Tell Overture, Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries.

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. Applicants can register for their interview after submitting the Graduate College application.​