Audition & Program Requirements

Master of Music: Tuba

Fall 2022 audition format update: Auditions will be entirely virtual. Tuba 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:


  • Vaughan Williams, Concerto, second movement
  • Wagner, Overture to Die Meistersinger, first 27 measures
  • Respighi, Fountains of Rome

For Final Audition:

  • Vaughan Williams, Concerto, first and second movements

Orchestral excerpts:

  • Berlioz, The Damnation of Faust  "Hungarian March," begin at rehearsal #20 and end 4 measures after rehearsal #21
  • Gershwin, An American in Paris, solo beginning at rehearsal #67
  • Mahler, Symphony No. 5, Scherzo movement, begin 13 measures before rehearsal #16 and end at rehearsal #17 
  • Revueltas, Sensemayá, begin at rehearsal #2 and play through rehearsal #8
  • 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, 158-188
  • Respighi, Fountains of Rome


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