Audition & Program Requirements

Master of Music: Euphonium

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.

For Prescreening:

  • Solo or étude of the applicant's choice
  • Holst, Second Suite for Military Band:
    • March, beginning to letter B, pickup to letter E through bar 5 of letter G
    • Song Without Words, entire movement
  • Sousa, The Stars and Stripes Forever (complete, no repeats)

For Final Audition*:

Perform up to 5 minutes of any études or solo piece of your own choice.  Please demonstrate both lyrical and technical playing.

Additionally, prepare the following orchestral excerpts:

  • Holst, Second Suite for Military Band:
    • March, beginning to letter B, pickup to letter E through bar 5 of letter G
    • Song Without Words, entire movement
  • Sousa, The Stars and Stripes Forever (complete, no repeats)
  • Mendelssohn, arr. VF Safranek, Overture to The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), first 5 lines, B-C
  • Mussorgsky/Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition, "Bydlo"
  • Strauss, Ein Heldenleben, 1 before 3-4, 8-7th bar of 13, 62-75, 79-80

*NOTE: Fall 2021 euphonium auditions must be entirely prerecorded and there will not be any live virtual auditions. Further information will be sent directly to applicants. 

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