High School Trombone and Tuba Institute

  • This summer, we welcome featured faculty members Carol Jantsch, Thomas Riccobono, Mark Lusk, Matthew Lyon, and Matt Vaughan.

The one-week trombone and tuba institute for grades 9-12 is designed to help students become stronger solo, ensemble and chamber performers and artists. The faculty work with students on fundamental techniques, while enhancing their ability to perform creatively on their instruments. Euphonium players are also welcome to attend. This summer, we are pleased to welcome featured faculty members Carol Jantsch, Thomas Riccobono, Mark Lusk, Matthew Lyon, and Matt Vaughan.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 14, 2014 to June 20, 2014
Tuition: $1,075
Age range: Grades 9-12

We are no longer accepting applications for this summer 2014 program.

Master classes focus on a wide range of essential skills for auditions and performance.

Low brass choir rehearsals and performances strengthen ensemble skills.

Solo and chamber performances will be offered by faculty members.

Advanced repertoire will include standard solo repertoire, trio and quartet literature and standard orchestral repertoire required at most auditions for colleges and professional orchestras.

Activities and masterclasses:

  • fundamental techniques
  • breathing pedagogy
  • orchestral excerpt preparation and mock audition
  • orchestral section performance
  • jazz styles

Lecture topics:

  • career options
  • overcoming performance stress
  • audition preparation
  • how to make a winning recording

Guest Artists

Interlochen alumna and Philadelphia Orchestra principal tubaist Carol Jantsch will be on hand to conduct master classes. A 2002 graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Jantsch earned her position as the principal tuba for the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2006, before she had finished college. In doing so, she became the first female tuba player in a major symphony orchestra.

Audition Requirements

Video or audio files #1 and #2: Two solo works of contrasting style.

Additional Opportunities

Faculty

Carol Jantsch

Faculty, Interlochen Trombone and Tuba Institute

Principal Tuba, Philadelphia Orchestra
Faculty, Curtis Institute of Music

Thomas Riccobono

Instructor of Low Brass, Interlochen Arts Academy
Faculty, Interlochen Trombone and Tuba Institute
Adult Band Camp Artistic Director and Low Brass Faculty, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Principal Trombone, Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Mark Lusk

Valade Fellow, Instructor of Trombone, Interlochen Arts Camp
Faculty, Interlochen Trombone and Tuba Institute

Professor of Trombone, Penn State University

Matthew Lyon

Faculty, Interlochen Trombone and Tuba Institute

Assistant Professor of Music Performance (Tuba/Euphonium), Ball State University

Matt Vaughan

Faculty, Interlochen Trombone and Tuba Institute

Associate Principal Trombonist, Philadelphia Orchestra

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