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Trombone Audition Requirements

Select the degree you are interested in to review the audition requirements and additional degree information. Faculty contact information is available at the bottom of the page.

Trombone Audition Requirements - Undergraduate

Degree Page: Composition (BM)

 Note: Audition only required for instrumental emphasis (private lesson) consideration

  1. Prepared Solo Piece(s)
  2. Scales
  3. Sight-Reading (optional)

Degree Page: Jazz Studies (BM)

Note: All students must complete both a jazz and classical audition. 

Classical Audition

  1. Two contrasting solo works or contrasting sections within a single work
  2. All major scales from memory
  3. Sight-reading

Jazz Audition

  1. Be prepared to perform a blues selection, jazz standard, and ballad. Please choose selections from the provided list (below). For each selection, perform the head, solo once over the form, return to the head, and end accordingly. Instrumental jazz studies applicants must also sing the melody of one of their prepared pieces.
    Audition Information for Jazz Studies Majors
  2. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Music (BA)

  1. Prepared Solo Piece(s)
  2. Scales
  3. Sight-Reading (optional)

Degree Page: Music Education (BM)

  1. Prepared Solo Piece(s)
  2. Scales
  3. Sight-Reading (optional)

Degree Page: Music in Combination with an Outside Field (BM)

  1. Prepared Solo Piece(s)
  2. Scales
  3. Sight-Reading (optional)

Degree Page: Music Theory (BM)

  1. Prepared Solo Piece(s)
  2. Scales
  3. Sight-Reading (optional)

Degree Page: Performance (BM)

  1. One complete, multi-movement work from any historical period (concerto, sonata, or suite)
  2. Two contrasting etudes or studies
  3. Scales
  4. Sight-reading (optional)

Degree Page: Performance and Music Education (BM)

  1. One complete, multi-movement work from any historical period (concerto, sonata, or suite)
  2. Two contrasting etudes or studies
  3. Scales
  4. Sight-reading (optional)

Degree Page: Sound Recording Technology (BM)

Note: Applicants must submit a pre-screen audition recording (review requirements)

  1. Prepared Solo Piece(s)
  2. Scales
  3. Sight-Reading (optional)

Program Page: Music Minor

  1. Prepared Solo Piece(s)
  2. Scales
  3. Sight-Reading (optional)

Double Bass Audition Requirements - Graduate

Degree Page: Performance (MM)

Candidates must exhibit the equivalent preparation to that required for the Bachelor of Music in Performance at Ithaca College and give evidence of being equipped to perform successful recitals during the period of study for the degree program. 

Prepare the following for a 20-minute audition:

  1. Elements of technical preparation such as scales and arpeggios.
  2. One complete sonata, concerto, or suite.
  3. Two or three additional works representing various periods of standard repertoire (Baroque, Classic, Romantic, or Contemporary). These may be single movements of longer works.
  4. Excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire. 

Degree Page: Music Education (MM, MS)

Prepare the following for a 15-minute audition:

  1. Elements of technical preparation such as scales and arpeggios.
  2. One complete sonata, concerto, or suite.
  3. Two or three additional works representing various periods of standard repertoire (Baroque, Classic, Romantic, or Contemporary). These may be single movements of longer works.

Faculty

Harold Reynolds
Professor of Trombone
Phone: (607) 274-3652
E-Mail: reynolds@ithaca.edu
Visit Professor Reynold's Website

Specific classical repertoire questions should be directed to Professor Reynolds.

Mike Titlebaum
Director of Jazz Studies
Phone: (607) 274-1283
E-mail: mtitlebaum@ithaca.edu
Visit Professor Titlebaum's Website

Specific jazz repertoire questions should be directed to Professor Titlebaum.