Bass Trombone

Master of Music
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Bass Trombone, M.M. Master of Music

      1. Theory and Analysis
      2. Ear Training I, II
      3. Piano I, II
      4. Music History
    • Major Studies
    • Performance Ensembles
    • Graduate Courses*

    Total Credits 1st Year: 24

    • Major Studies
    • Performance Ensembles
    • Graduate Courses*

    Total Credits for 2nd Year: 30


    • 4 credits
      PFENS L511-2 — Juilliard Orchestra
      4 credits Full Year Faculty and Guest Conductors


      Assignments by the orchestral administration are made on a rotating basis and are primarily determined by audition. Also taken into account are: professionalism, dependability, collegiality, experience level, performance history, and the nature of the event. Required of all full-time students of orchestral instruments in each semester of residence, with the exception of students in the D.M.A. and Artist Diploma programs.


      4 credits
      PFENS R531-2 — Orchestral Repertory for Winds, Brass, and Percussion
      4 credits Full Year Mark Gould


      Orchestral Repertory for Winds, Brass, and Percussion meets weekly, each session preparing a standard orchestral work drawn primarily from the 19th and 20th century orchestral canon, from Beethoven to Alban Berg. In the process of performing the great orchestral masterpieces each week, students become acquainted with different musical styles and learn the essentials of orchestral ensemble playing. Required class preparation is extensive, so that in the course of the year students learn to prepare an orchestral part efficiently. Required of all first- and second-year undergraduate students and first-year graduate students (who are new to Juilliard) majoring in these instruments.


      4 credits
      PFENS R541-2 — Low Brass Class
      4 credits Full Year Joseph Alessi


      Low Brass Class meets weekly and emphasizes the study of low brass orchestral repertoire in a group setting. The class also provides coaching of trombone quartets and tuba ensemble, mock auditions, and master classes by visiting professors. Required of all Bass Trombone, Tenor Trombone, and Tuba majors in each semester of residence.


      2 credits
      PFENS S541-2 — Trombone Choir
      2 credits Full Year Joseph Alessi; John Rojak


      Trombone Choir meets weekly in preparation for annual public performances as well as other related tour and recording projects. Required of all Tenor Trombone and Bass Trombone majors in each semester of residence.