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.
Below are examples of past instructors; new faculty will be announced in spring.
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
Video or audio files: a solo of your choice or two contrasting etudes.
Students interested in a multi-week, ensemble-based program are invited to also apply to the 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 performance majors for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.