APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 22nd, 2018


The TMC office will contact you by e-mail to schedule your audition within five business days of receiving your application. Auditions are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications received early will have the first choice of audition date and time. In most cases live auditions are conducted by a single member of the audition committee and/or TMC staff, and video recorded for review by the full audition committee in Boston. Most auditions are 10 minutes long.

Los Angeles: January 28 & 29
Bloomington: January 28
Chicago: February 1 & 2
New York City: February 6 & 7
Boston: February 9 & 10
Philadelphia: February 10 (NEW CITY)
Miami: February 14
Houston: February 18

Those applicants who are unable to audition live must submit a video recording via the online application

  • Video recordings must contain all audition repertoire in the order listed, played in a CONTINUOUS UNEDITED SEGMENT; any indication that there has been editing or that recording equipment was paused/stopped between excerpts will result in the disqualification of the applicant
  • All pieces should be played unaccompanied, unless otherwise noted in the audition requirements.
  • We strongly recommend you view to your recording all the way through before submitting.


Horn (applicants applying via video should record excerpts in this order)

  1. Mozart 2nd or 4th concerto, mvt. I: exposition
  2. excerpts (all first horn unless otherwise indicated):

    BRAHMS Symphony No. 3, mvt. III: mm 97-110
    RAVEL Piano Concerto in G: rhl 25-26
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, Eroica, mvt. III, 2nd horn: mm 159-205
    STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben, Horn I: opening; Horn II: 4mm after rhl 3 to 3mm after rhl 5
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 4, Horn III, mvt. I: mm 206-213


  1. Haydn concerto mvt. I
  2. excerpts (all first trumpet):

    BIZET Carmen: Prelude
    COPLAND Outdoor Overture: mm 16-34
    RAVEL Piano Concerto in G, mvt. I: rhl 2-3
    STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben, Eb trumpet: 7 mm after rhl 49 to rhl 55; Bb trumpet I: rhl 42 to 43 and rhl 58 to 3 mm after rhl 61 

Tenor Trombone (applicants applying via video should record excerpts in this order)

  1. F. DAVID Concertino, mvt. I: 8 mm after rhl C to rhl D
  2. excerpts:

    MOZART Requiem: Tuba mirum
    HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis, Trombone I: "Turandot scherzo" rhl H to 9mm after rhl I
    RAVEL Bolero: Solo (2 mm after rhl 10 to rhl 11)
    SAINT-SAËNS Organ Symphony: rhl Q through 2 mm before rhl R
    STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben, trombone II: rhl 60 to 6mm after rhl 65; 1 mm after rhl 71 to downbeat of rhl 74

Bass Trombone (applicants applying via video should record excerpts in this order)

  1. BOZZA New Orleans: beginning to first measure of rhl 2 (SEE PDF EXCERPT)


  1. a solo of your choice
  2. excerpts:

    BERLIOZ Symphony Fantastique, mvt. IV: rhl 56 to 6 mm after rhl 57; mvt. V rhl 84-end
    BERLIOZ Hungarian March from Damnation of Faust: rhl 4 to 2 mm afer rhl 5
    HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis: 4 mm after rhl L to rhl N
    STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben: rhl 8-9; rhl 62-65; 1mm before rhl 74 to rhl 75 (no mute required)
    WAGNER Prelude to Meistersinger: mm 158-173
    WAGNER Die Walküre, Act III "Ride of the Walküre": B major section, mm 125-142