Graduate Tuba/Euphonium Auditions

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student practicing tubaGeneral Requirements

  • Two solos, selected from different historical periods of music, and of difficulty and quality appropriate for performance at the graduate level.
  • Two Etudes (see below)
  • Three to Five standard orchestral or band excerpts (see below)

Suggested Graduate Tuba Audition Literature:

Solos:

  • Vaughan Williams - Concerto for Bass Tuba
  • Hindemith - Sonata for Tuba and Piano
  • Plog - Three Miniatures
  • Penderecki - Capriccio
  • Broughton - Sonata
  • John Williams - Tuba Concerto

Orchestral Excerpts:

  • Berlioz - Hungarian March
  • Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
  • Brahms - Symphony No. 2
  • Bruckner - Symphony No. 7
  • Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5
  • Stravinsky - Pertrouska
  • Strauss - Til Euelenspiegel
  • Respighi - Fountains of Rome
  • Wagner - Ride of the Walkyries
  • Wagner - Overture to Die Meistersinger

Etudes:

  • Bordogni 43 Bel Canto Studies
  • Kopprasch 60 Selected Studies 

Suggested Graduate Euphonium Audition Literature:

Solos:

  • Cosma - Euphonium Concerto
  • Gillingham - Blue Lake Fantasies
  • Sparke - Pantomime
  • Horovitz - Euphonium Concerto
  • Curnow - Symphonic Variants
  • Jacob - Fantasia

Band and Orchestral Excerpts:

  • Mussorgsky - Bydlo from Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Holst - The Planets; Mars and Jupiter
  • Mahler - Symphony No. 7
  • Strauss - Don Quixote
  • Strauss - Ein Heldenleben
  • Holst - Military Suites
  • Sousa - Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy
  • Grainger - Irish Tune from County Derry
  • Schönberg – Theme and Variations

Etudes:

  • Arban - Characteristic Studies
  • Rochut - Melodious etudes
  • Voxman - Selected Studies

Questions?

Contact Professor John Manning.