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Auditions

BM Applicants (Tenor and Bass)

Applicants may audition in Cincinnati, at a regional site, or by tape or CD recording. Special audition times are available through special consultation with the trombone faculty.

Tenor trombone applicants must prepare the following:

  • All major scales two octaves with arpeggios
  • All forms of minor scales one octave with arpeggios
  • A standard solo from the tenor trombone repertoire of substantive musical and technical value
  • A technical study from Koprasch, Blazevich, Arban, or equivalent
  • A lyrical study from Rochut or equivalent
The following orchestral excerpts:
  • Berlioz Hungarian March (1st or 2nd trombone)
  • Mozart Tuba Mirum from Requiem (2nd trombone solo)
  • Ravel Bolero (1st trombone solo)
  • Wagner Ride of the Valkyries (1st or 2nd trombone)

Bass trombonists must instead prepare:

  • All major scales two octaves with arpeggios
  • All forms of minor scales one octave with arpeggios
  • A standard solo from the bass trombone repertoire of substantive musical and technical value
  • A technical study from Arban, Tyrell, Kopprasch, or equivalent
  • A lyrical study from Rochut as printed and down an octave
The following orchestral excerpts:
  • Berlioz Hungarian March
  • Wagner Ride of the Valkyries (major)
  • Haydn Creation No. 26
  • Bach Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 5

MM, DMA, AND AD APPLICANTS (TENOR AND BASS)

MM, and DMA applicants may audition in Cincinnati, at a regional site, or by tape or CD recording. AD applicants must audition in Cincinnati on January 22, February 5 or 19. Special audition times are available through consultation with the trombone faculty.

Tenor trombone applicants must prepare the following:

  • All major scales two octaves with arpeggios
  • All forms of minor scales one octave with arpeggios
  • Three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire demonstrating advanced technique and musicality

The following orchestral excerpts:
  • Berlioz Hungarian March (1st or 2nd trombone)
  • Mozart Tuba Mirum from Requiem (2nd trombone solo)
  • Ravel Bolero (1st trombone solo)
  • Wagner Ride of the Valkyries (1st or 2nd trombone)
  • Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 (1st trombone)
  • Strauss Ein Heldenleben (2nd trombone)
  • Rossini William Tell Overture (storm)
  • Mahler Symphony No. 3 (1st trombone solos)

Bass trombonist applicants must prepare the following:

  • All major scales two octaves with arpeggios
  • All forms of minor scales one octave with arpeggios
  • Lebedev Concerto and Spillman Concerto (a solo of equal musical and technical advancement may be made for one of the required solos)
The following orchestral excerpts:
  • Berlioz Hungarian March
  • Wagner Ride of the Valkyries (major)
  • Wagner Das Rheingold, scene 2 (Valhalla motive)
  • Strauss Ein Heldenleben
  • Rossini William Tell Overture
  • Kodaly Hary Janos Suite
  • Haydn Creation No. 26
  • Bach Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 5