Master of Music in Trombone Performance

Allen Barnhill, faculty

Live auditions will be held on February 5 and 12, 2018

Please submit your Audition Profile Form.

Once it has been received, your audition will be scheduled. Please note that there may be times in the season when scheduling is backlogged. If you have not heard from us by Jan. 5, 2018, please email us..

Tenor Trombone required graduate live audition repertoire

  • One Sonata by a Baroque composer such as Galliard, Marcello, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, or Corelli
  • One of the following: Dutilleux Chorale, Cadence et Fugato; Grondahl Concerto; Larsson Concertino; Solo of your choice of comparable difficulty
  • Orchestral Excerpts:
    -Mozart Tuba Mirum from Requiem
    -Ravel Trombone Solo from Bolero
    -Berlioz Hungarian March (2nd trombone part
    -Schumann Symphony No. 3, "Rhenisch" 4th mvt.(1st trombone part)
    -Mahler Symphony No. 3, trombone solos from 1st mvt.
    -Wagner Ride of the Valkyries
  • Major Scales two octaves
  • Sight reading (may include Tenor and Alto Clefs)

Bass Trombone required graduate live audition repertoire

  • One Sonata by a Baroque composer such as Galliard, Marcello, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, or Corelli, or one of Bach's Suites for solo Cello
  • Bozza New Orleans; Pilss Concerto; Ritter-George Concerto; Solo of your choice of comparable difficulty
  • Orchestral Excerpts:
    -Haydn Achieved is the Glorious Work from The Creation
    -Schumann Symphony No. 3, "Rhenisch" 4th mvt.
    -Berlioz Hungarian March
    -Strauss Ein Heldenleben
    -Wagner Entry of the Gods into Valhalla from Das Rheingold
  • Major Scales two octaves
  • Sight reading (may include Tenor Clef)

Any questions regarding your application may be directed to Phyllis Smith.