Audition Repertory for Bass Trombone


  • Applicants should prepare two solo works. Solos should be selected from works with a minimum difficulty of Cameos by Jacob, Concerto for Bass Trombone by Lebedev, or Ballade by Ewazen. Solo works should be prepared without accompaniment.
  • Applicants should prepare three orchestral excerpts.
    • Excerpt Examples:
      • The Creation, Haydn
      • The Ride of the Valkyries or Loehengrin, Prelude to Act lll
      • Wagner La Gazza Ladra
      • Rossini Chorale, Symphony #1
      • Brahms Hungarian March
      • Berlioz Symphony #3 “The Rhenish” Schumann

MM & Performance Diploma

  • Applicants should prepare three compositions:
    • A piece or movement from the Baroque or Classical periods.
    • A piece or movement from the Romantic period.
    • A piece or movement from the contemporary period.
  • Applicants may also offer appropriate orchestral excerpts.

DMA & Artist Diploma

Applicants should prepare material equivalent to a master’s-level recital program.