Audition & Program Requirements

Master of Music: Euphonium

Fall 2022 audition format update: Auditions will be entirely virtual. Euphonium applicants will interview live on Zoom and also submit audition repertoire recordings by February 15. Audition recordings must be submitted via the applicant's status portal. Posted 1/12/22

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

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Bachelor of Music: Euphonium