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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate - Trombone

​​We encourage all applicants, if at all possible, to audition in-person.  

  • Live audition dates are scheduled during the weekends in February. Review list of audition dates by instrument here.
  • ​Recorded video auditions are available by request and must be submitted by February 1 to your Blue Demon Domain (for undergraduates) or your application portal (for graduates/post-masters), in the “edit portfolio" section. To enable the recorded audition submission, contact

Audition Repertoire

Graduate Tenor Trombone:

  • Romantic Solo (choose one): Tomasi Concerto, Martin Ballade, Creston Fantasy, Casterede Sonatine. 
  • Baroque Solo (choose one): two contrasting movements from the Galliard Sonata, Marcello Sonata, Handel Concerto in f minor, Pergolesi Sinfonia, Albinoni Concerto in Bb, Albrechtsberger Concerto. 
  • Orchestral Excerpts (prepare all): Ravel Bolero, Wagner Ride of the Valkyries (B Major section only), Rossini William Tell Overture, Saint-Saens Symphony #3, Mahler Symphony #3 (1st loud solo only), Mozart Tuba Mirum

Graduate Bass Trombone: 
  • Romantic Solo: first page from Spillman Bass Trombone Concerto AND one other romantic concerto of your choice.
  • Orchestral excerpts (prepare all): 
    • ​​Verdi Falstaff  (trombone basso - Act 3, first 5 bars of rehearsal 7 and rehearsal 14-15)
    • Wagner Das Rheingold (trombone 4 - entire last page: final soft chorale and final "entrance of the gods" excerpt)
    • Wagner Ride of the Valkyries (B Major section only)
    • Rossini William Tell Overture.

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:

  • ​What is your musical background?
  • Why are you applying to DePaul?​​