High School Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Institute (one week)

The one-week Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium 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.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 15, 2019 to June 21, 2019
Tuition: $1,270
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


Jonathan Lombardo

Faculty, Interlochen Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Institute; Instructor of Trombone, Interlochen Arts Camp

Principal Trombone, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Trombone Faculty, The State University of New York at Fredonia; Faculty, University at Buffalo

Matt Lyon

Faculty, Interlochen Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Institute; Faculty, Adult Band Camp (Low Brass), Interlochen College of Creative Arts

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

Thomas Riccobono

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

Conductor, Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra; Principal Trombone, Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Demondrae Thurman

Faculty, Interlochen Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Institute

Professor of Music, Samford University

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