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, 2019
Applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2018

Application Fee

$25 If you apply by October 1, 2018
$60 If you apply by between October 2 and December 1, 2018
$125 If you apply between December 2, 2018, and January 2, 2019
2019 Teaching Faculty

Bass Trombone

Full Session

Half Session I

How to Apply


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

Bass Trombone Audition Repertoire

The Aspen Music Festival and School bass trombone department will award one fellowship that covers tuition and room/board for the summer season. This fellowship offers the opportunity to play premiere assignments alongside artist-faculty from major U.S. orchestras or as principal in a variety of ensembles. Fellowships are awarded to the most outstanding applicants as deemed by the members of the AMFS Artist-Faculty.

The bass trombone fellowship is available.

All bass trombone applicants must submit the required bass trombone repertoire in INDIVIDUAL AUDIO TRACKS.
  • Two contrasting solo movements (fast, slow); accompaniment not required
  • BERLIOZ: Hungarian March (6 measures 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)
  • NIELSEN: Flute Concerto (solo at 81 until D)
  • RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome (Pines Near a Catacomb, 7 measures before Reh. 11 to 3 bars after Reh. 12)

To be considered for euphonium placement, please submit the following 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