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Winds & Percussion Auditions & Interviews

Specific Instrumental Requirements - Trombone

 

Pre-Screening

For consideration for admission to the DMA program, each applicant must first pass a pre-screening to be uploaded prior to the live audition. Select thirty minutes of repertoire from the repertoire listed below.

The pre-screening requirement is waived for current University of Michigan graduate trombone majors applying to the DMA program.

Please upload your recordings by December 1 for the Fall Term or September 15 for the Winter Term.

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Audition

Tenor Trombone

  1. One trombone concerto by Albrechtsberger, Grondahl, Jacob, Larsson, Rota, Tomasi or other concerti of similar level.
  2. Select one sonata by Marcello or Telemann
  3. One piece from the major sonata literature by Casterede, Ewazen, Hindemith or other work of similar level for trombone and piano.
  4. Select one of the following unaccompanied works:
    • Bassett: Suite
    • Crespo: Imiprovisation No. 1
    • Hidas: Fantasia
    • Persichetti: Parable, op. 133
  5. 8 Orchestral Excerpts
  6. All major and minor scales

Bass Trombone

  1. Bach Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 5
  2. One major concerto by Ewazen, George, Lebedev, Spillman, Vaughn-Williams or other concerti of similar level.
  3. One major work for bass trombone and piano by Bozza, Gillingham, Koetsier, Lassen, Semler-Collery, Wilder or other works of similar level.
  4. Select one of the following unaccompanied works:
    • Fetter: Spain
    • Hartley: Sonata Breve
    • Hidas: Meditation
  5. 8 Orchestral Excerpts
  6. All major and minor scales

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