Trombone Section Playing

About the Program

The Brass Program of the SJSU School of Music and Dance is expanding rapidly and counts among its faculty some of the best brass instructors in the San Francisco Bay area. A variety of performing opportunities are available for students, including regular studio recitals and Listening Hour Concerts, which are organized by the School of Music and Dance and are open to the public. A number of excellent student ensembles also are available, including various brass chamber music groups, the University bands, Symphony Orchestra, the Jazz Orchestra, and various jazz combos.

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Music, Composition
  • Bachelor of Music, Performance
  • Bachelor of Music, Music Education
  • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies
  • Master of Music
  • Minor in Music


Audition Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Scholarships Available?

Yes. Scholarship awards are based upon performance level and the needs of the student. All music majors enrolled in the Spartan Marching Band receive an automatic supplemental scholarship award. More about scholarships.

Are Instruments Available?

Yes. Student may choose from a variety of school instruments required for performance.

When Are Band, Brass Ensemble, and Orchestra Auditions?

Auditions for these ensembles are held during prior to the first day of classes.

What Should I Play for the School of Music and Dance Auditions?

A comprehensive list of audition repertoire specific to each brass instrument is available.