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.
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
- career options
- overcoming performance stress
- audition preparation
- how to make a winning recording
Interlochen alumna and Philadelphia Orchestra principal tubaist Carol Jantsch (pictured above) 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.
How to Apply
- Prepare the materials listed below.
- Complete the online application.
- Submit your audition materials online.
Video or audio files #1 and #2: Two solo works of contrasting style.
Students interested in a multi-week, ensemble-based program are invited to also apply to the high school summer orchestra and wind symphony program or the high school jazz summer program, both of which are held after this one-week institute.
Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers trombone and tuba majors for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.