Audition & Program Requirements

Master of Music: Bass Trombone

Prescreening required; must be video recording. Video should be shot from left side so mouthpiece is clearly visible.

Prescreening and audition unaccompanied.

For Prescreening and Final Audition*:

All repertoire required. No substitutions.

Solo Selections:

  • Spillman, Concerto, first movement

  • Bach, Sarabande (no repeats)

Orchestral Excerpts:

  • Berlioz, The Damnation of Faust  "Hungarian March"  

  • Haydn, The Creation

  • Mahler, Symphony No. 7, first movement

  • Schumann, Symphony No. 3, fourth movement

  • Wagner, Die Walküre "Ride of the Valkyries," B Maj. section

  • Wagner, Das Rheingold

  • Rossini, Overture to William Tell 

  • Kodály, Háry János

*NOTE: Fall 2021 bass trombone auditions must be entirely prerecorded and there will not be any live virtual auditions. Further information will be sent directly to applicants. ​​​​​​​

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