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Entrance Standards, Trombone

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The literature listed below for both the etudes and solos are purely suggestions that imply a general level of fluency for the transfer student interested in entering into the Junior Year of study, or 300 Level of achievement.  Transfer students are NOT limited to only those solos/etudes listed below. 

If you are considering a transfer to CWU it's very important that you review the information on of Trasnfer Students page as well.


Junior level

Range: Bb1 - D5

General Technique: All Major/Minor Scales, 2 octaves, quarter note=80 (16th note patterns), with appropriate use of alternate positions, playable in 6 minutes

Clefs:Fluency in Tenor Clef, familiar w/ Alto Clef

Etudes:"36 Studies"; Tyrell, "40 Progressive Studies";Blazhevich, "Clef Studies"; Bordogni/Rochut, "Melodious Etudes, Bk. 2"

Solos:Serocki, "Sonatine"; Grondahl, "Concerto"; Jongen, "Aria and Polonaise"; Pryor, "Thoughts of Love"

Orchestral Excerpts: General familiarity of at least 5 common orchestral excerpts or jazz standards

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