Fall 2023 Ensemble Auditions

Audition Format, Date, Time, and Location:

Format: Trombone auditions for large ensembles (bands and orchestras) will take place in person. The audition format will be blind (behind a screen with a proctor).

Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Location: 3147 Music Building

Audition Materials:

Below is the list of the audition materials. You can find all of the music at tromboneexcerpts.org, using the links provided below for each excerpt. Prepare the portion of the music shown on tromboneexcerpts.org, unless otherwise noted. Non-majors may elect to prepare a solo of their choice instead of the below excerpts.


1) Mozart, Requiem

2) Rossini, William Tell

3) Mahler, Symphony No. 3 (first solo)

4) Brahms, Symphony No. 4

4) Ravel, Bolero (optional excerpt, but necessary if you want to be considered for first chair in Philharmonic Orchestra or Wind Symphony)


1) Haydn, Creation

2) Wagner, Ride (minor and second major sections)

3) Berlioz, Hungarian March

4) Kodaly, Hary Janos