Graduate Trombone Admission Audition Requirements 

Graduate Application Deadline: 12/1/19           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

General Information

School of Music Graduate Application & Audition Information Page

 

Email specific questions regarding admissions procedures, requests, and programs of study to: musicadmissions@illinois.edu      

Trombone Studio Graduate Audition Information

On-campus auditions are much preferred and are held on selected dates in November, January and early February.

All applicants for the admittance to the M.M. and D.M.A. degrees
in trombone or bass trombone must perform:

Two or three solo works from the repertoire listed below.
All Orchestral excerpts from lists below.
Sightreading.

Specific requirements are listed below by degree program (Please contact Professor Chasanov at 
chasanov@illinois.edu  or click here should you wish to clear any substitution of works not listed below):

M.M. in Tenor Trombone
Select 2 works (minimum) from the following list:
Bourgeois - Concerto
Bozza - Ballade 
Ewazen - Sonata 
Grondahl - Concerto 
Saint-Saens - Cavatine
Skaggs-Varietals
Tomasi - Concerto

Optional alto trombone work(s) of your choice.

Required Orchestral Excerpts: Mahler - Symphony No. 3, Mozart - Requiem, Ravel - Bolero, Rossini-William Tell Overture, Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries


M.M. in Bass Trombone
Select 2 works (minimum) from the following list:
Brahms - Four Serious Songs 
DeFaye/Knaub-Deux Danses
Ewazen - Sonata
Hindemith - Tuba Sonata 
Ritter-George - Concerto
White - Tetra Ergon

Required Orchestral Excerpts: Franck - Symphony in d minor, Haydn - Creation, Kodaly - Hary Janos 
(click here)Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries


D.M.A.or Artist Diploma in Tenor Trombone
Select 2 works (minimum) from the following list:
Bourgeois - Concerto
DeFaye-Deux Danses
Ewazen - Sonata
Martin - Ballade
Milhaud - Concertino d'Hiver
Skaggs-Varietals, Tomasi - Concerto

Optional alto trombone work(s) of your choice.

Required Orchestral Excerpts: Ravel - Bolero, Mahler - Symphony No. 3, Mozart - Requiem, Rossini-William Tell Overture, Schumann-Symphony 3 "Rhenish", Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries


D.M.A. or Artist Diploma in Bass Trombone
Select 2 works (minimum) from the following list:
Casterede - Sonatine for Tuba
Ewazen - Concertino
Ritter-George - Concerto
H. Stevens - Tuba Sonata
White - Tetra Ergon
Williams - Tuba Concerto

Required Orchestral Excerpts: Franck - Symphony in d minor, Haydn - Creation, Kodaly - Hary Janos 
(click here), Rossini-William Tell Overture, Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries

 

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