The College of Arts and Architecture


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

  • Arban Complete Method (for trombone or tuba)
  • Blazevich 70 Studies (Vol. 1 or 2)
  • Bordogni 43 Bel Canto Studies
  • Rochut Melodious Etudes for trombone (Vol. 1, 2, or 3)
  • Tyrell Studies for B-flat Bass
  • Kopprasch 60 Selected Studies
  • Snedecor Low Etudes for Tuba

Applicants should know all major scales (two octaves), and chromatic scales demonstrating the full range. In addition, they 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