Trombone, Tuba, & Euphonium Intensive

Why Take Trombone, Tuba, & Euphonium

The three instruments of the low brass section share an unparalleled camaraderie. In this one-week intensive summer program, you'll join musicians from around the world for an in-depth study of the techniques and repertoire unique to low brass instruments. Led by distinguished faculty, you'll prepare for auditions and hone your solo and ensemble skills.

What You'll Learn

In the Trombone, Tuba, & Euphonium Intensive, you'll delve deep into the unique techniques and repertoire of low brass instruments. You'll build and hone essential performance and audition skills through a rigorous schedule of master classes, lectures, and rehearsals. Topics covered in the Intensive may include:

  • Audition preparation
  • Breathing pedagogy
  • Career options
  • Jazz styles
  • Overcoming performance anxiety
  • Recording an audition
  • Solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire
  • Standard orchestral excerpts

You'll also participate in a mock audition, enjoy recitals by your faculty, and present a public performance with the Low Brass Choir. Come join us for an arts summer camp program you won't forget!

Audition Requirements


Program Specialties

  • Trombone Choir
  • Tuba-Euphonium Choir
  • Low Brass Choir
Program Snapshot
Program Length
1 week
Program Dates
  • June 15, 2024 to June 21, 2024
Age Range
High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Applications CLOSED

Meet the Faculty

As a student of the Trombone, Tuba, & Euphonium Institute, you'll be guided by world-class faculty. These internationally acclaimed artists have held chairs in major orchestras, toured with popular and jazz ensembles, recorded film scores, and performed as soloists. Together, they bring decades of real-world experience to their roles as your instructors.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Carol Jantsch

Carol Jantsch

Instructor of Low Brass

Jonathan Lombardo

Jonathan Lombardo

Instructor of Low Brass

Mark Lusk

Mark Lusk

Professor of Trombone
Penn State

Matthew Lyon

Matt Lyon

Instructor of Low Brass

Tom Riccobono

Tom Riccobono

Chair of Brass; Instructor of Low Brass

Brian Wendel

Brian Wendel

Faculty, Interlochen Trombone, Tuba, & Euphonium Intensive

Guest Artists

In addition to our exceptional faculty, you'll also have the opportunity to attend master classes by acclaimed visiting artists. Past guests have included:

  • Roger Bobo, tuba
  • Brian Bowman, euphonium
  • John Fedchock, trombone
  • Nitzan Haroz, trombone
  • Mark Hetzler, trombone
  • Shachar Israel, trombone
  • Megumi Kanda, trombone
  • Lance LaDuke, euphonium
  • Michael Mulcahy, trombone
  • Paul Pollard, bass trombone
  • Matt Vaughan, trombone

Program Highlights

Low Brass Choir

Each day, you'll collaborate with your peers and explore diverse, challenging, and enjoyable repertoire through the Low Brass Choir. The ensemble will present a public performance at the end of the session.  

Master Classes

In our intensive programs, master classes aren't just special events—they are daily activities. Every day, you'll enjoy a master class with a guest or one of the intensive faculty, giving you the chance to work one-on-one with acclaimed artists. 

Faculty Recitals

Throughout the week, you'll have the opportunity to see your instructors showcase their skills in faculty recitals. On nights when your faculty aren't performing, you're welcome to attend a recital by the faculty of other intensives.

Additional Opportunities

If you'd like to continue your studies at Interlochen, enroll in our six-week summer Orchestra & Wind Symphony program, which takes place immediately following the intensive. You can also study trombone, euphonium, or tuba in one of our six music programs at Interlochen Arts Academy, our year-round, college-preparatory boarding school for passionate young artists.

Where I'm from, there aren't really many other people in the same boat that I am, where they're musicians and they want to get out and do more in the world. The three or four days I've been here, I feel like I've actually improved as a musician. I really enjoyed my time here. There are so many great people I got to know. The teachers here are amazing. I learned so much from them. I can't see my musical future without having done this.


The Music Center

 The Trombone, Tuba, & Euphonium Intensive is based in Interlochen's state-of-the-art Music Center. Completed in 2019, the Music Center features advanced sound isolation technology, twin large ensemble rehearsal rooms, 25 teaching studios, and much more.

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