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Undergraduate

Applied Music Major 

  • One lyrical movement or section from a concerto, sonata, or standard solo work
  • One articulate movement or section from a concerto, sonata, or standard solo work
  • One etude (select from the recommended list)
  • All Major scales, in two octaves
  • Sight-reading 

Music Education / Composition / Theory / History & Literature

  • One lyrical movement or section from a concerto, sonata, standard solo work, or etude from the recommended list
  • One articulate movement or section from a concerto, sonata, standard solo work, or etude from the recommended list
  • All Major scales, in at least one octave
  • Sight-reading 

Bachelor of Arts / Music Minor / Merit / Honors

  • One solo piece from a concerto, sonata, standard solo work or etude
  • Major scales through three sharps and three flats, in at least one octave
  • Sight-reading
Recommended Literature for Tenor Trombone

  • Etudes:
  • Bordogni/Rochut - Melodious Etudes vol. 1 (legato)
  • Bleger - 31 Studies (articulate)
  • Tyrell - 40 Progressive Etudes (articulate)
  • Solos:
  • Guilmant - Morceau Symphonique
  • Galliard - Sonata No. 1 or Sonata No. 2
  • Barat - Andante and Allegro
  • Rimsky-Korsakov - Concerto
  • Marcello - Sonata in F Major
  • de la Nux - Concertpiece
  • David - Concertino
Recommended Literature for Bass Trombone

  • Etudes:
    • Bordogni/Ostrander - Melodious Etudes for Bass Trombone (legato)
    • Gillis - 20 Etudes (mixture of legato and articulate
    • Grigoriev - 24 Studies (mixture of legato and articulate)
  • Solos:
    • ​Jacob - Cameos
    • Lieb - Concertino Basso
    • Haddad - Suite for Tuba
    • Lebedev - Concerto in One Movement
    • Lebedev - Concert Allegro
    • Hindemith - Drei Leichte Stucke (Three Easy Pieces)
    • Koetsier - Allegro Maestoso
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Trombone Audition Repertoire
  • Department of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578
  • ud-music@udel.edu