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Trombone Audition Requirements

Auditions for admittance to the EKU Trombone Studio will consist of the following: 
     - demonstration of major scales (preferably two octaves)
     - sightreading
     - prepared solo or two etudes of contrasting styles (i.e. technical and lyrical).



Sample solo literature
Barat  Andante et Allegro
De La Nux  Concert Piece
Galliard  any one of the six sonatas
Guilmant  Morceau Symphonique
Ropartz  Andante et Allegro
Rousseau  Concert Piece
Saint-Saens  Cavatine

Sample technical etudes
Arban  Complete Method for Trombone or Baritone
Blume  36 Studies for Trombone
Bordner  Practical Studies for Trombone - books 1 and 2
Kopprasch  Sixty Selected Studies for Trombone
Paudert  24 Studies for Trombone
Tyrell  40 Progressive Studies

Sample lyrical etudes
Bordogni/Rochut Melodious Etudes – book 1
Cimera 55 Phrasing Studies for Trombone
Fink Studies in Legato

Other possibilities might include
All-state or district tryout music
A solo (other than one above) used for solo and ensemble festival

If you have questions concerning your audition music or would like to set up an audition, call Dr. Nathan Siler at 502-548-9988 or email at

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