Trombone Studio

at the School of Music

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Degree Programs

Full degree information on the Fred Fox School of Music website.


  • BA – Music, Instrumental Studies
  • BM – Music Education
  • BM – Jazz Studies
  • BM – Performance


  • MM – Performance
  • DMA – Performance

Audition Requirements


  • Two contrasting solos or etudes (demonstrate lyrical and technical playing)
  • One major and one minor scale and a chromatic scale starting on low E, two octaves.
  • Orchestral excerpts:
    • Tenor Trombone:
      • Tuba Mirum, from Mozart Requiem, 2nd trombone solo
      • Hungarian March
    • Bass Trombone:
      • Haydn Creation no. 26


  • Two contrasting solos from standard solo literature
  • Orchestral excerpts
    • Tenor Trombone:
      • Bolero
      • Tuba Mirum, from Mozart Requiem, 2nd trombone solo
      • Rossini, William Tell
      • Saint Saens, Symphony No 3. 1st trombone solo, 1st movement
      • Mahler, Symphony No 3., solo, 1st movement
    • Bass Trombone:
      • Haydn, Creation no. 26
      • Beethoven, Symphony no. 9, 4th movement
      • Respighi, Fountains of Rome
      • Wagner, Rheingold ending

Michael Becker

Trombone Instructor

Music Bldg, Room 109

Photo of Michael Becker playing a trombone

Recent Performances by Michael Becker