The College of Arts and Architecture


Auditioning students should play a prepared piece of their choice, and an etude from any of the following method books:

  • Arban's Complete Method for Trombone/Euphonium
  • Beeler Method for Trombone (Book 2)
  • Blazevich Advanced Method (Book 1 or 2 for trombone)
  • Cimera 170 Studies
  • Fink Studies in Legato (for trombone)
  • Kopprasch 60 Studies for Trombone
  • Rochut Melodious Etudes for Trombone (Vol. 1, 2, or 3)

Applicants should know all major scales (two octaves) and chromatic scales, each demonstrating the student's full range. In addition, auditionees will be asked to sightread.

For directions about formally applying to Penn State, please visit Application Process. Once the application has been submitted, please schedule an audition by completing the online scheduling form.

Instructor: Velvet Brown