High School Trombone and Tuba Institute (one week)

The one-week trombone and tuba institute will help you become a stronger solo, ensemble, and chamber performer. You’ll work with our distinguished faculty to gain strong fundamental techniques and learn how to perform creatively on your instrument. Euphonium players are also welcome to attend.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 18, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Tuition: $1,150
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

During your week here, you'll participate in master classes, focusing on a wide range of essential skills for auditions and performance. You will also rehearse and perform with the low brass choir, strengthening your ensemble skills. Other highlights of the week are the solo and chamber performances offered by faculty members.

You will study advanced repertoire, including the standard solo repertoire, trio and quartet literature, and orchestral repertoire required at most college and professional orchestra auditions. Other activities and master classes include:

  • Fundamental techniques
  • Breathing pedagogy
  • Orchestra excerpt preparation and mock audition
  • Orchestral section performance
  • Jazz styles

Lecture topics include:

  • Career options
  • How to overcome performance stress
  • How to prepare for auditions
  • How to make a winning recording

Audition Requirements

Video or audio files: a solo of your choice or two contrasting etudes.

Additional Opportunities


Mark Lusk

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

Professor of Trombone, Penn State University

Thomas Riccobono

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

Principal Trombone, Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Carol Jantsch

Faculty, Interlochen Trombone and Tuba Institute 

Principal Tuba, Philadelphia Orchestra

Photo Galleries

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  • 2014 Trombone Tuba Institute 100