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
  • 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, 2022
Application open September 15, 2021

Application Fee

$25 September 15-October 15, 2021
$60 October 16-December 1, 2021
$125 December 2, 2021-January 5, 2022
Teaching Faculty

Half Session II

Half Session I

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.
 

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. 

 

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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Recording Specifications
  • Recordings must be recent: made no more than three months prior to application.
  • Each excerpt or work must be played through without stopping.
  • All excerpts and works must be uploaded in the order listed.
  • Please label each upload with the name of the excerpt or work. DO NOT include your name.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO