Audition & Program Requirements

Master 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.

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

*NOTE: Fall 2021 tuba 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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