Trombone and euphonium students at Lamont study with Paul Naslund, who also is a member of the Colorado Symphony since 1990. Before joining the Colorado Symphony, Paul toured regularly with Robert Nagle and the King’s Brass, and was Principal Trombone with Central City Opera.

  • Live Audition

    Applicants will preference their top two (2) audition dates for a live audition in Denver on the Lamont application. All auditions are approximately 20 minutes in length. The applicant will choose one of their prepared works to perform. The faculty will choose the second of the prepared works and possibly an additional work as well.

  • Applicants Unable to Travel to Denver

    While Lamont faculty prefer to have applicants audition on campus, those unable to travel to Denver for a live audition may submit an unedited video audition in lieu of the on-campus audition. Recordings received after January 15 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This video should be uploaded through the Lamont application.

Audition Requirements

Undergraduate (BM, BA and Minor)

Trombone

  • All major scales, two octaves when possible
  • Solo work from one of the following or a piece of similar difficulty:
    • Barat, Andante et Allegro
    • Guilmant, Morceau Symphonique
    • David, Concertino
    • Galliard, Six Sonatas
    • Marcello, Sonatas for Cello
  • One etude from Bordogni (Rochut) Melodious Etudes, Book One

Bass Trombone

  • Solo work from one of the following or a piece of similar difficulty.
    • Jacobs, Cameos
    • Lebedev, Concerto in One Movement
    • McCarty, Sonata
    • Galliard, Six Sonatas
    • One Etude from Bordogni (Rochut) Melodious Etudes, Book One.

Euphonium

  • All major scales, two octaves when possible.
  • Solo work from one of the following or a piece of similar difficulty:
    • Barat, Andante et Allegro
    • Guilmant, Morceau Symphonique
    • Capuzzi/Catelinet, Andante and Rondo
    • Arban, Characteristic Study No. 1
    • Marcello, Sonata in F major (2 contrasting mvts)
    • Marcello, Sonata in F minor (2 contrasting mvts)
    • Sparke, Pantomime
    • Curnow, Rhapsody
    • Jacob, Fantasia
  • One etude from Bordogni (Rochut) Melodious Etudes, Book One

Graduate (MM and Certificate in Performance)

Trombone

  • All major scales, two octaves when possible
  • David, Concertino, 1st movement
  • Contrasting solo of your choice
  • Two contrasting etudes from Bordogni (Rochut) Melodious Etudes, Book One; Tyrrell, 40 progressive Etudes; and/or Bitsch, 15 Rhythmical Studies
  • Orchestral excerpts
    • Berlioz, Hungarian March (2nd Trombone)
    • Mozart, Tuba Mirum from the Requiem (2nd Trombone)

Bass Trombone

  • All major scales, two octaves when possible
  • Spillman Concerto, first movement
  • Bach Sarabande (no repeats)
  • One Etude from Bordogni (Rochut) Melodious Etudes, Book One.
  • Orchestral Excerpts
    • Berlioz, Hungarian March
    • Haydn, The Creation
    • Schumann, Symphony No. 3, fourth movement

Euphonium

  • All major scales, two octaves when possible
  • Two contrasting solos of your choice
  • One etude from Bordogni (Rochut) Melodious Etudes, Book One
  • Orchestral excerpts:
    • Holst, The Planets (Jupiter and Mars)
    • Mussorgsky/Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition (Bydlo)

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