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Undergraduate Audition Information

Students should prepare a minimum of two different pieces in contrasting styles that will best demonstrate their musical and technical abilities. These selections should be of a classical nature and can be selected from the standard solo or etude repertoire. Memorization is not required, and instrumentalists may perform with or without accompaniment.

In addition to the prepared audition repertoire, students should be prepared to demonstrate their proficiency with 2-octave major scales.


Students who wish to demonstrate their proficiency with orchestral excerpts and/or jazz are encouraged to do so. Students may audition on either tenor trombone or bass trombone.  Those who are comfortable performing on both instruments are encouraged to demonstrate that in their submitted materials.

For suggested repertoire and information about the trombone studio, please contact Dr. Andrew Lankford, Professor of Trombone at JMU (

JMU School of Music Audition Dates

November 7, 2022 (Monday)

December 3, 2022 (Saturday)

January 21, 2023 (Saturday)

February 11, 2023 (Saturday)

Application Deadlines

Entering Freshman

November 1, 2022 - Application for Early Action (non-binding) 

January 15, 2023 - Application for Regular Decision


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