Audition on Trombone

To gain admission to the B.Mus. in Music Performance (Trombone), a student must pass an entrance audition before a faculty jury of three, to be appointed by the chairperson. The audition will occur near the end of the second semester of college and must demonstrate the student’s ability to perform well challenging repertoire representing several historical periods and styles. A student wishing to perform an entrance audition must notify the chairperson in writing at least three weeks prior to the audition. Only after passing the entrance audition may the student declare as a major the B.Mus. in Music Performance (Trombone). A prospective candidate for the B.Mus. in Music Performance (Trombone) may declare a major in Music prior to the semesters stated above but will be listed as a candidate for the B.A. Music until he or she passes the audition. A student who does not pass the entrance audition in the second semester may have a second opportunity in the third semester.

Repertoire Requirements

For entrance into the degree program Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Trombone), the student must demonstrate:

1) advanced progress in the standard etude and technical studies texts, such as:

  • Bordogni (ed. Joannes Rochut). Melodious Etudes for Trombone (Book I)
  • Blazhevich. Clef Studies for Trombone
  • Arban. Complete Method for Trombone
  • Kopprasch. Selected Studies for Trombone

2) proficiency in the preparation and performance of the standard trombone solo repertoire of moderate difficulty, such as:

  • Barat. Andante and Allegro
  • Galliard. Sonatas (any one of six)
  • Guilmant. Morceau Symphonique
  • Handel. Hallenser Sonata No. 3
  • Rimsky-Korsakov. Concertino for Trombone
  • Saint-Saens. Cavatine
  • Shostakovich. Four Preludes

3) proficiency in the preparation and performance of standard trombone orchestral repertoire, including such excerpts as:

  • Berlioz. Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust
  • Mozart. Tuba Mirum from Requiem Mass (Trombone 2)

Representative Repertoire

  • Albrechtsberger. Concerto for Alto Trombone and Orchestra
  • Bernstein. Elegy for Mippy 2
  • Boda. Sonatina for Trombone and Piano
  • Bozza. Ballade
  • Bozza. Sonata for Trombone and Piano
  • Corelli. Sonatas in D Minor, F Minor
  • David. Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
  • Dufaye. Deux Danse
  • Graf�. Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
  • Grondahl. Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
  • Handel (Marsteller). Concerto in F Minor
  • Hindemith. Sonate for Trombone and Piano
  • Jacob. Concerto for Trombone
  • Larsson. Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra
  • Martin. Ballad
  • Milhaud. Concerto d'Hiver
  • Nelhybel. Suite for Trombone and Piano
  • Pryor. Blue Bells of Scotland, Annie Laurie
  • Ropartz. Andante and Allegro
  • Rousseau. Piece Concertante
  • Serocki. Sonatina for Trombone and Piano; Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
  • Sulek. Sonata for Trombone and Piano
  • Stevens. Sonata for Trombone and Piano
  • Tomasi. Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
  • Vivaldi, ed. Brown. Six Sonatas
  • Wagenseil. Concerto for Alto Trombone and Orchestra
  • White. Sonata for Trombone and Piano