Lamont trombone and euphonium students at Lamont study with Richard Harris, who has crafted an eclectic musical career as a soloist, chamber musician and educator. He has been a guest with many of the U.S.’s top symphony orchestras, and in addition to performing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra he is a member of the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra and regularly performs with other Broadway productions. 

 

Auditions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are requiring recorded video auditions from all applicants as well as a live Zoom component.

  • Recorded Video Audition

    Video recordings should be unedited, i.e. do not make cuts or edits in the middle of pieces. It is fine to record pieces separately. Use the best recording equipment you have on hand. Faculty will evaluate you on the quality of your performance and not on the audio/video quality. 

    This video should be uploaded through the Lamont application. Recordings received after January 15 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Live Zoom Interview and Performance

    Applicants will preference their top two (2) dates for a live Zoom interview on the Lamont application. The interview will include a Q&A, a brief live performance of one of the prepared audition pieces, and sight-reading.

    The 2021 interview/performance dates are January 30, February 6, and February 13. 

Repertoire Requirements

Undergraduate (BM, BA and Minor)

Trombone

  • Ferdinand David: Concertino Op. 4; Rehearsal A to 25th measure of Rehearsal C
  • Stjepan Sulek: Sonata Vox Gabrieli; Beginning to 22nd measure of Rehearsal A
  • Bordgoni/Rochut No. 19 in D-flat
    • As written
    • Transposed down one octave
  • Orchestral excerpts
    •  W.A. Mozart: Tuba Mirum from Requiem (2nd trombone) mm. 1-18
    • Rossini: La Gazza Ladra
    • Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3

Bass Trombone

  • A. Lebedev: Concerto in One Movement; Beginning to 7 measures before the cadenza
  • J.S. Bach: Sarabande from the 5th Cello Suite
  • Blazhevich Studies for Tuba, Vol 1. No. 7 in F Major
  • Bordgoni/Rochut No. 27 in E Major Transposed down one octave
  • Orchestral Excerpts
    • Joseph Haydn: Creation, No. 26
    • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3, Mvt. 4
    • R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel; Rehearsal 36 to 16th measure of Rehearsal 37

Euphonium

  • A melodious etude 
  • A study to demonstrate technical facility
  • Any solo of your choice
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Graduate (MM and Certificate in Performance)

Trombone

  • Ferdinand David: Concertino Op. 4, complete 1st movement including cadenza
  • Launy Grondahl: Concerto, 2nd movement complete
  • Bordgoni/Rochut No. 19 in D-flat
    • As written
    • Transposed down one octave
    • Transposed up a fifth (In tenor clef)
  • Orchestral Excerpts
    • W. A. Mozart: Tuba Mirum from Requiem (2nd trombone) mm. 1-18
    • Rossini: La Gazza Ladra
    • Saint-Saens: Symphony No.3
    • Maurice Ravel: Bolero (1st trombone solo)
    • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3, Mvt. 1 (1st trombone solos)

Bass Trombone

  • A. Lebedev: Concerto in One Movement
  • E. Bozza: New Orleans
  • J.S. Bach: Sarabande from the 5th Cello Suite
  • Bass trombone studies:
    • Blazhevich Studies for Tuba, Vol 1. No. 16 in E Minor
    • Bordgoni/Rochut No. 27 in E Major, transposed down one octave
    • Bordgoni/Rochut No. 34 in E Minor, in tenor clef down 2 octaves (B minor)
  • Orchestral excerpts:
    • Joseph Haydn: Creation No. 26
    • Robert Schumann Symphony No. 3, Mvt. 4
    • R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, Rehearsal 36 to 16th measure of Rehearsal 37
    • C. Franck: Symphony in D Minor, Mvt. 3 Rehearsal N
    • R. Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries, B major Section

Euphonium

  • A melodious etude 
  • A study to demonstrate technical facility
  • Two major solos from the repertoire
  • 4 or 5 standard military band excerpts

Review requirements for Artist Diploma
Review requirements for Certificate in Orchestral Studies

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Faculty

 
Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Assistant Professor, Trombone

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