Bachelor of Music & Young Artist

1.    Two contrasting movements of a concerto/sonata or two contrasting works of own choice that will demonstrate technique, articulation, tone, range and musicianship. 

2.    Three contrasting orchestral excerpts selected from the following list:

(for Bass Trombone)

- BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, Mvt IV
- BERLIOZ Hungarian March
- BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 (Chorale)
- HAYDN Creation (No. 26 Achieved is the Glorious Work)
- ROSSINI La Gazza Ladra Overture
- ROSSINI William Tell Overture
- SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3
- RESPIGHI Pines of Rome (Mvmt. 2)
- RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome
- STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben
- STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel
- WAGNER Ride of Die Walkure
- WAGNER Lohengrin
- WAGNER Das Rheingold (Entrance of the Gods)

(for Tenor Trombone)

- RAVEL Bolero
- MOZART Requiem (Tuba Mirum)
- BERLIOZ Hungarian March
- ROSSINI William Tell Overture
- ROSSINI La Gazza Ladra Overture
- WAGNER Ride of Die Walkure
- WAGNER Tannhauser Overture
- BORODIN Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
- SAINT SAENS Symphony No. 3 “Organ Symphony”


Master of Music

A recital of 50-55 minutes displaying various styles and periods of repertoire.

Repertoire submitted will be vetted by the Head of Brass Studies before they can be accepted. 



Note: Candidates are to note that major and minor scales may be tested during the audition at the discretion of the audition panel. An additional short study piece will be given to the candidate on the day of audition. The live audition for trombone major will normally include a 20-minute audition, a 5-minute interview and a short English oral test (for overseas candidates not exempted from the Qualifying English Test). In addition, candidates who are in a competitive position for an offer of admission will receive a 30-minute one-to-one lesson with a major teacher or the head of department.