The Hartt School


When you study trombone at The Hartt School, you will receive comprehensive musical training. 

About the Major

You will join a tight-knit community of artists who are perfecting their craft. Through personal attention and mentorship from Hartt’s accomplished faculty members, you will develop innovative ideas and career ready skills.

Admission and Audition Requirements

Please see specific instrument audition requirements by degree below. Learn more about the undergraduate or graduate application process, in-person audition dates, and deadlines.



  • One movement from a standard sonata or concerto
  • Two contrasting études
  • One or two contrasting orchestral excerpts (for performance majors only)

Please note: We have students who come to Hartt from across the United States and around the world. That is one of the things that makes a Hartt education so special. Some students are accepted and arrive having had extensive private study on their instruments. Others have had less experience (and perhaps less conventional training), but their natural abilities and great love of music allow them to make remarkable strides in a short period of time because of the expertise of our faculty.

Our requirements are sometimes quite specific to give applicants a sense of where they should be to enter a high-level conservatory environment. However, we encourage applicants to reach out to our faculty members to discuss audition repertoire. It may be that what you have prepared will suffice. Our primary goal is to identify potential, and if we feel that the potential is there, it is then our responsibility to provide each and every student with the tools to be successful.

If you would like to be in touch with a member of the faculty to discuss your audition repertoire, please write to


  • Two contrasting études showing the applicant's level of technical and musical advancement. 
  • A Standard sonata (e.g. Castérède, Ewazen, etc.)
  • A Concerto or other virtuoso solo piece (e.g. David, Larsson, etc.)
  • A minimum of four standard orchestral excerpts

Our Faculty

Haim Avitsur

Trombone Faculty, Associate Professor of Trombone

Haim Avitsur, has premiered over 80 new pieces, encompassing a broad range of styles from solo trombone to chamber music and orchestra. He is a member of the New York Brass Arts Trio, made up of three virtuoso soloists who came together to revolutionize the brass trio repertoire and hailed as the first brass group to play with the sensitivity and musicality of a string quartet.

Hartt’s emphasis on chamber music has been indispensable in preparing me for [musical] opportunities.

Rob Earhart, Bachelor of Music, Current Master of Music Student , 2018

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