Audition & Program Requirements

Bachelor of Music: Tuba

Prescreening required; audio or video recordings are accepted. If submitting video prescreening, please position the video so that your embouchure is clearly visible.

Prescreening and audition unaccompanied.

Fall 2023 Audition Formats:

Applicants will have the option to audition on campus or complete a live Zoom interview and submit a recorded audition. Applicants unable to audition on campus are required to submit recordings of all their audition repertoire. Audition recordings must be submitted via the applicant's Bienen School Supplement.

For Prescreening:

  • Solo selection or étude of the applicant's choice
  • Strauss, Ein Heldenleben, begin at rehearsal #62 and end after rehearsal #65
  • Wagner, Overture to Die Meistersinger, first 27 measures

For Final Audition:

  • Perform up to 3 minutes of any étude or solo piece of your choice. 

Orchestral excerpts:

  • Berlioz, The Damnation of Faust  "Hungarian March," begin at rehearsal #20 and end 4 measures after rehearsal #21
  • Mahler, Symphony No. 5, Scherzo movement, begin 13 measures before rehearsal #16 and end at rehearsal #17
  • Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5, begin at rehearsal #3 and end 8 measures after rehearsal #5
  • Strauss, Ein Heldenleben, begin at rehearsal #62 and end after rehearsal #65
  • Wagner, Overture to Die Meistersinger, first 27 measures

 

Other Degrees

Master of Music: Tuba