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To apply for Graduate Study at UGA - please visit the School of Music website.


Campus Invite Graduate Auditions will take place on the following days:  

Friday - January 21, 2023

Monday - January 30, 2023


  • Assistantships for Tenor & Bass Trombonists (MM & DMA) are available through the School of Music & Graduate College.  Recipients for these competitive awards are selected based on academic record, skill set, and needs within the School of Music.  


  • To receive full consideration, Graduate Applications and Preliminary Pre-Screened Audition need to completed and uploaded no later than December 1, 2022. 


  • Pre-Screened Recordings  should include 2 solo selections (with piano if the piece calls for it), 1 etude, and 3 standard orchestral excerpts.  Suggestions are provided below.  Requests for consideration of different repertoire should be directed to

  •  No editing within a piece, but it is not necessary to record all material in one take.  Video is preferred, but not mandatory. 



Tenor Trombone:


Bitsch: 15 Rhythmic Etudes (No. 2 - 7)

Blazhevich: Clef Studies (No. 80 - 90)

Bordogni: Vocalises (No. 23 or 61)


Crespo: Improvisation No. 1

David:  Concertino (m. 1-2)

Grondahl: Concerto (m. 1)

Martin: Ballade

Tomasi: Concerto (m. 1)


Mahler:  Symphony No. 3, mvt. 1 (first solo)

Ravel: Bolero 

Rossini: William Tell Overture

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (minor and major)


Bass Trombone:


Blazhevich:  Low Range Studies (No. 50 - 60)

Bordogni: Vocalises, 8vb (No. 23 or 61)

Maenz: Zwanzig Studien (No. 2 - 7)


Bozza: New Orleans

Fetter: Variations on Dona Nobis Pacem

Koetsier:  Allegro Maestoso

Lebedev: Concerto in One Movement

Spillman: Concerto (m. 1)



Haydn - Achieved is Thy Glorious Work

Kodaly -  Hary Janos Suite 

Rossini - William Tell Overture

Wagner - Das Rheingold (Entrance of the Gods)


Applicants will be selected from the pre-screened recordings to play a live audition for the Brass Faculty in January 2023 (see above for dates).  


For the live audition, candidates can prepare new repertoire (2 contrasting solo selections & excerpts).  There will also be sight-reading.  Live accompaniment at the live audition is not required.  


For more information regarding the application process, please contact Dr. Bynum.

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