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Trombone

Audition Information

The goal of the audition is to enable you to best demonstrate your musical achievement. Select pieces from the repertoire below that you feel confident with and that display your strengths and interests.  We encourage you to consult with your music teacher or private lesson teacher when choosing and preparing your repertoire. We also invite you to contact Mr. Robert Gale rgale@tcnj.edu, Artist-Teacher of Trombone, for guidance in selecting repertoire and to inquire about scheduling a free sample lesson prior to your audition.

-Each audition includes demonstrations of scales, a study and a solo-


Scales

2 octave chromatic scale starting on F, ascending and descending, slurred and with steady rhythm; 2 octave major scales, F and G, ascending and descending, all notes tongued and non-staccato. All scales played with a steady tempo and consistent rhythm.

Studies*

Prepare ONE study from from one of the following:

Bordogni-Rochut: Melodious Etudes

Kopprasch: 60 Selected Studies Book 1

Solo

Alary: Contest Piece,  the 2021 All-State/Region audition solo

or

One movement from one of the following:
Guilmant: Morceau Symphonique
Simons: Atlantic Zephyrs

Sight Reading

The candidate may be asked to play a piece at sight.


*The studies and solo repertoire listed on this page are available for purchase at major sheet-music retailers, including JWPepper, Sheet Music Plus, and Amazon.

If you have any questions about these requirements, need assistance selecting appropriate repertoire, or would like to explore modified/alternate requirements, please contact Professor Mr. Robert Gale rgale@tcnj.edu