Aspen Music Festival And School

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Important Information
  • Fellowships and scholarships are available to full-session applicants
  • AUDIO audition recordings are required
  • Tenor trombone must audition with tenor trombone repertoire
  • Tenor trombone fellowship recipient chosen from general pool
  • Bass trombone must audition with bass trombone repertoire
Fees & Deadlines
Deadline: January 2, 2018
Applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2017

Application Fee

$25 if you apply by October 1, 2017
$60 if you apply between October 2 and December 1, 2017
$125 if you apply between December 2, 2017, and January 2, 2018
2018 Teaching Faculty


Full Session

Half Session I

Half Session II

How to Apply


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

Tenor Trombone Audition Repertoire

The Aspen Music Festival and School trombone department will award up to four merit-based fellowships that cover tuition and room/board for the summer season. Two of these fellowships offer the opportunity to play premiere assignments alongside artist-faculty from major U.S. orchestras or as principal in a variety of ensembles. If available, the ACA fellowships (as many as two) come with the opportunity to play for the all-fellowship Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra. This high-level orchestra is the training ground for the conducting program and offers the opportunity for a student to shine on standard orchestral works. Availability of these fellowships will be posted in early December.

Fellowships are awarded to the most outstanding applicants as deemed by the members of the AMFS Artist-Faculty.

Both non-ACA trombone fellowships are available. One Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra tenor trombone fellowship is available.

All tenor trombone applicants must submit the required tenor trombone repertoire in INDIVIDUAL AUDIO TRACKS. The tenor trombone fellowship recipient is chosen from the general pool of applicants.

  • Two contrasting solo movements (fast, slow); accompaniment not required
  • MOZART: Requiem, K. 626 (“Tuba mirum”)
  • ROSSINI: La Gazza Ladra (Overture)
  • RAVEL: Bolero

To be considered for euphonium placement, please submit the following excerpt excerpt in INDIVIDUAL AUDIO TRACKS.

  • ARBAN: Fourteen Characteristic Studies (select one)


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