School of Music > Admission & Aid > Auditions > Graduate/Certificate > Jazz Trombone
Entire pre-screening video should be no more than 15 minutes in total. Performances with a “live” rhythm section are preferred, but play-along recordings are also acceptable. In either case, only the applicant should be featured (no solos by other instruments other than trombone).
We encourage all applicants, if at all possible, to audition in-person.
Prepare “Jazz Etude 65” from the book by J. J. Johnson entitled Exercises and Etudes for the Jazz Instrumentalist.
SCALES – Prepare two octaves of the following scales ascending and descending: C Chromatic, Ab Dorian, Bb Lydian dominant, C Diminished 1/2 step first.
Recorded Interview Questions (only applicable to those who select a recorded submission to audition)
Please upload a video that is no longer than 2-3 minutes and responds to the below questions: