Audition Information

Tenor Trombone - Graduate

(prescreen and audition required)

Note: Auditions are only available on the Saturday of audition weekends.

Master of Music (M.M.)

Performer Diploma- Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.)

Doctor of Music (D.M.) in Music Literature and Performance

 

Graduate - M.M. or P.D.S.P.

Master of Music (M.M.)

Performer Diploma- Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.)

Prescreen

MM and PDSP candidates must submit a prescreen video recording via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.

MM and PD Prescreen Repertoire and Requirements:

Video should be shot from the applicant’s front right side to provide an unobstructed view.

The video is to be recorded in one continuous, unedited take, i.e. do not stop camera between repertoire selections.

  • Solo (to be performed without piano): Martin-Ballade for Trombone, beginning to rehearsal 6
  • Excerpts:
    • Mozart-Requiem, Tuba mirum first 18 measures
    • Ravel-Bolero solo only
    • Rossini-Overture to William Tell letter C through the 9th measure of letter D
    • Saint-Saens-Symphony No. 3 (Organ) first excerpt only
    • Wagner-Ride of the Valkyries first major section only
Audition

Auditions are only available on the Saturday of audition weekends.

MM and PD applicants should prepare:

Solo (to be performed without piano): Martin-Ballade for Trombone

  • Etude: One etude of choice from either Bitsch, Boutry or Bozza
  • Excerpts:
    • Berlioz-Symphonie fantastique
    • Mozart-Requiem, Tuba mirum
    • Ravel-Bolero
    • Rossini-Overture to La Gazza Ladra
    • Rossini-Overture to William Tell
    • Saint-Saens-Symphony No. 3 (Organ)
    • Schumann-Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish)
    • Strauss-Also Sprach Zarathustra
    • Wagner-Ride of the Valkyries, minor and major sections
  • Candidates shall be able to demonstrate all major and minor scales, covering two or more octaves as possible.
  • Possible sight reading.

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Graduate - D.M.

DM Prescreen

DM candidates must submit a prescreen video recording via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.

DM Prescreen Requirements:

  • Video should be a minimum of 20 minutes and maximum of 30 minutes in length.
  • Video should be shot from the applicant’s front right side to provide an unobstructed view.
  • The video is to be recorded in one continuous, unedited take, i.e. do not stop camera between repertoire selections.

DM Prescreen Repertoire:

  • Repertoire is candidate's choice. It should demonstrate your current performance achievement in solo repertoire, etudes and common ensemble excerpts.
DM Audition

Auditions are by invitation only based on prescreen review. Those invited should expect an audition/interview will last approximately 25 minutes. The audition will be performed without piano accompaniment. An interview will be included in the audition, addressing philosophy, goals, and pedagogical concepts.

DM Audition Repertoire:
  • Solos and etudes of the candidate's choice
  • The following required excerpts:
    • Berlioz-Symphonie fantastique
    • Mozart-Requiem, Tuba mirum
    • Ravel-Bolero
    • Rossini-Overture to La Gazza Ladra
    • Rossini-Overture to William Tell
    • Saint-Saens-Symphony No. 3 (Organ)
    • Schumann-Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish)
    • Strauss-Also Sprach Zarathustra
    • Wagner-Ride of the Valkyries, minor and major sections
  • Major and minor scales, covering the entire range of the instrument as well as sight-reading may be asked.

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