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 27 & 28, 2017
Bloomington: January 29, 2017
Chicago: February 2 & 3, 2017
New York City: February 5 & 6, 2017
Miami: February 9, 2017
Boston: February 12 & 13, 2017
Houston: February 16, 2017



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.




  1. Haydn concerto - mvt. I
  2. excerpts (all first trumpet):
    BIZET - Carmen: Prelude
    STRAUSS - Alpine Symphony: 3 mm after rhl 67 to 4 mm after rhl 69; rhl 75 to rhl 76; 3 mm after rhl 91 to 5 mm after rhl 93
    RAVEL - Piano Concerto in G, mvt. I: rhl 2-3
    STRAVINSKY - The Firebird, Katschei Dance: 4 mm before rhl 2 to rhl 3; rhl 8 to 2 mm after rhl 11


  1. Mozart 2nd or 4th concerto, mvt. I: exposition
  2. excerpts (all first horn unless otherwise indicated)
    BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 3, Eroica, mvt. III, 2nd horn: mm 159-205
    BRAHMS - Symphony No. 3, Poco Allegretto starting 1 before F (no last three bars…)
    RAVEL - Piano Concerto in G: rhl 24-26
    SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 5: low tutti
    STRAUSS - Eine Alpensinfonie: pickup to rhl 84 to 1 mm after rhl 87

Tenor Trombone (all first trombone unless otherwise indicated)

NOTE: All Trombone Auditions MUST be played from TMC-provided PDFs, made available upon application, which provide music for specific measure numbers

  1. F. David Concertino, mvt. I: beginning through downbeat of rhl C
  2. excerpts:
    MOZART - Requiem: Tuba mirum, solo
    HINDEMITH - Symphonic Metamorphosis "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: Ride, B major section

Bass Trombone

NOTE: All Bass Trombone Auditions MUST be played from TMC-provided PDFs, made available upon application

  1. BOZZA New Orleans: beginning to first measure of rhl 4
  2. excerpts:
    WAGNER - Das Rheingold: Scene 2
    WAGNER - Tannhäuser: Overture
    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


  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 - Eine Alpensinfonie, Tuba 1, rhl 27-28 and rhl 114-115
    WAGNER - Prelude toMeistersinger: rhl J to rhl L
    WAGNER - Die Walküre, Act III "Ride of the Walküre": B major section, mm 125-142