Aspen Music Festival And School

Bass Trombone Back To Orchestra /...

Important Information
  • Fellowships and scholarships available to full-session applicants. Click here to learn more about Fellowships and Financial Assistance. 
  • Applicants should submit the financial aid form for access to all funding opportunities.
  • VIDEO audition recordings are required.
  • Tenor trombone must audition with tenor trombone repertoire.
  • Bass trombone must audition with bass trombone repertoire.
  • Bass trombone fellowship recipient is chosen from the general applicant pool.
  • Additional repertoire is required for euphonium consideration.
  • Students under the age of 18 do not play in orchestra but may take private lessons and participate in chamber music.
Fees & Deadlines
Deadline: January 5, 2023
Application open September 15, 2022

Application Fee

$30 September 15–October 15, 2022
$60 October 16–December 15, 2022
$110 December 16, 2022–January 5, 2023
Teaching Faculty

Faculty residencies may vary.

ORCHESTRAL OPPORTUNITIES 

The Aspen Music Festival and School bass trombone department offers the opportunity to play premier assignments alongside artist-faculty from major U.S. orchestras or as principal in a variety of ensembles. For details on the student orchestral experience, please see the Orchestra/Instrumental program page. 

Please see our Fellowships and Financial Aid page to learn more about our many fellowship and scholarship opportunities.  

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

HOW TO APPLY 

APPLICATION OPEN SEPTEMBER 15

  • Resume required
  • Two letters of recommendation encouraged but not required
     

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

ALL REPERTOIRE MUST BE SUBMITTED IN INDIVIDUAL VIDEO TRACKS.
Do not include your name in the video title or description. 

BASS TROMBONE 

Choose 4 or 5 of the excerpts below, plus a solo of your choice, for a total of 5 or 6 video tracks. 

  • BERLIOZ: Hungarian March; 6 m. before Reh. 4 through 2 after Reh. 5
  • SCHUMANN: Symphony 3 "Rhenish"; first 2 passages of movement 4
  • WAGNER: Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre (major section only)
  • STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben; Reh. 51 through 2 after 56; Reh. 61 through 1 after 65; Reh. 71 through 74
  • RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome; Pines Near a Catacomb, 7 m. before Reh. 11 to 3 m. after Reh. 12
  • NIELSEN: Flute Concerto; solo at m. 81 until D
  • STRAUSS: Til Eulenspiegel; 3 after Reh. 18 through 5 before 20; Reh. 36 to 3 before 38
     

EUPHONIUM (full session only) 

To be considered for euphonium placement, please include the following excerpt. 

  • ARBAN: Fourteen Characteristic Studies (select one)
     

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Robert Spano, Music Director

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