Undergraduate Audition Information

Students who wish to pursue trombone studies at James Madison University must first audition for acceptance into the School of Music. Trombone auditions consist of a minimum of two selections of contrasting styles and character that will demonstrate the student's technical and musical ability. Selections to be performed should be chosen from the standard solo repertoire for the trombone. These could include through-composed compositions, movements from a sonata or concerto, or a classical etude. In addition, students may wish to present standard orchestral excerpts to further demonstrate their versatility.  Accompaniment for the audition is optional, and memorization is not required. In addition to the prepared selections, students may be asked to perform scales and sight read. The final portion of the audition consists of a short interview with the JMU brass faculty.

JMU School of Music Audition Dates

November 4, 2019 (Monday)

January 25, 2020 (Saturday)

February 8, 2020 (Saturday)

February 17, 2020 (Monday)

Application Deadlines

Entering Freshman

Nov. 1, 2019 - Application for Early Notification 

Jan. 15, 2020 - Application for Regular Decision


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