Live Audition: Jan. 21, 2019
Video Audition: Feb. 15, 2019

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.  Live auditions are self-scheduled by the applicant at  Applicants will be directed to do so once an application is submitted. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to secure the best possible audition time for themselves.

Houston: Jan. 30
Los Angeles: Feb. 5 & 6
Miami: Feb. 8
Boston: Feb. 10 & 11
Philadelphia: Feb. 12
New York City: Feb. 13 & 14
Bloomington: Feb. 17
Chicago: Feb. 17 & 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) 

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

BRAHMS Symphony No. 3, mvt. III: mm 97-112 
MAHLER Symphony No. 4 horn 1, mvt. I: 5 mm after rhl 8 to rhl 9 
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5: low tutti; rhl 39 through 2 mm after rhl 41 (soft passage only, play the higher notes in parentheses) 
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7, mvt I: mm 84-110


  • HAYDN Concerto mvt. I
  • excerpts (all first trumpet unless otherwise indicated):

BIZET Carmen: Prelude
COPLAND  Outdoor Overture: mm 16-34
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1, mvt. I: beginning to 2 mm before rhl 1; mvt. II: rhl 21 to 1 mm before rhl 22; mvt. III: rhl 20-21; trumpet III, mvt. IV: 3 mm after rhl 27 to rhl 31
STRAVINSKY Firebird, Katschei’s Dance: 4 mm before rhl 2 to rhl 3; rhl 8 to 2 mm after rhl 11

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

  • F. DAVID Concertino, mvt. I: rhl A-C
  • excerpts:

MOZART Requiem: Tuba mirum
HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis, trombone I, "Turandot scherzo": rhl H to 9mm after rhl I
RAVEL L’enfant et les sortileges: rhl 33 to 1 mm after rhl 35
SAINT-SAËNS Organ Symphony: rhl Q through 2 mm before rhl R
WAGNER Die Walküre Act III: the “Ride”, B major section

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

  • BOZZA New Orleans: beginning to first measure of rhl 2
  • excerpts:

WAGNER Das Rheingold: Scene 2
WAGNER Die Walküre Act III: the “Ride”, B major section
HAYDN The Creation, No. 26 "Achieved is the Glorious Work": mm 1-37
STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben: rhl 55 through 2 mm after rhl 56; 2 mm after rhl 61 through the downbeat of rhl 65


  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Tuba Concerto mvt. I: beginning to rhl 5 and cadenza
  • 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