Due to the safety precautions due to COVID-19, auditions this year will be handled in a virtual format. For more information about this format, and to apply please visit the School of Music website.


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

Friday - January 15th, 2021

Saturday - January 16, 2021




    • MM or DMA

  • Full Tuition Waiver & Annual Stipend

    •  MM - $11,000

    • DMA - $11,700

  • Duties Include:

    • Trombonist with Bulldog Brass Society | Coached by Prof. Phil Smith

    • Studio Instruction

      • Community Music School

      • Studio TA​​

    • Leadership Opportunities

      • Lead Trombone Choir

      • Chamber Coaching​

      • Fundamentals Sessions & Group Warmups

      • Studio Seminars

    • Studio Event Planning & Logistics

      • ​​Georgia Trombone Summit

      • Studio & GTS Social Media Presence  


  • Assistantships for Tenor & Bass Trombonists (MM & DMA) are also 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.  


  • Graduate Applications need to be completed by December 1, 2020 for optimal consideration for assistantships and admission to the Fall 2021 semester.


  • Preliminary Pre-Screened Audition. Applicants need to upload recordings to Acceptd no later than December 1, 2020. 


  • Recordings  must include selections from the etudes, solos, and excerpts provided below.  Solo repertoire should be recorded without piano.    No editing within a piece, but it is not necessary to record all material in one take.  


Applicants may choose from the following repertoire:

Tenor Trombone:

Choose 1 Etude:

Bitsch: 15 Rhythmic Etude  No. 7

Bordogni: Vocalise No. 61


Choose 1 Solo:

Martin: Ballade

Tomasi: Concerto, m. 1

Choose 3 Excerpts:

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

Ravel: Bolero (solo)

Rossini: William Tell (storm scene)

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (minor and major)


Bass Trombone:

Choose 1 Etude:

Bordogni: Vocalise No. 61 (8vb)

Maenz: Zwanzig Studien No. 2

Choose 1 Solo:

Bozza: New Orleans

Lebedev: Concerto in One Movement


Choose 3 Excerpts:

Haydn - Achieved is Thy Glorious Work from Die Schöpfung (beginning to C)

Kodaly - The Battle & Defeat of Napoleon from Hary Janos Suite (5 to long pause)

Rossini - William Tell (storm scene)

Wagner - Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla from Das Rheingold (80 to the end)


Applicants will be selected from the pre-screened recordings to play a virtual live audition for the Brass Faculty via Zoom early in 2021(see above for possible dates).  For the live audition, candidates should prepare new repertoire (2 contrasting solo selections & excerpts).  There will also be sight-reading. 

 Live accompaniment at the virtual audition is not required.   For more information regarding the application process, please contact Dr. Bynum.