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Tuba & Euphonium Audition Requirements

WVU School of Music Tuba/Euphonium applicants may find audition requirements specific to their degree program below.

Undergraduate Tuba/Euphonium (BME, IND, BA, BS, COMP, THER) Audition Requirements

Please prepare the following:

  • Three contrasting pieces of choice.
    • These can include etudes from various books such as Bordogni, Blazevich, Tyrell, or Kopprasch including material previously learned from all-state auditions. A solo work is also recommended. Works by Vaughan Williams, Haddad, and Barat have been successfully used in the past.

Undergraduate Tuba/Euphonium Performance (BM) Audition Requirements

Please prepare the following:

  • One solo piece of choice. Suggested pieces include (but not limited to the following):
    • Works by Gregson and/or Horovitz.
  • Two advanced etudes. Suggested etude books include (but not limited to the following):
    • Tuba
      • Snedecor, Low Etudes for Tuba

      • Bobo, Bach for the Tuba

    • Euphonium
      • Kopprasch, 60 Etudes for High Tuba or Euphonium

      • Rochut, Melodious Etudes for Trombone Book 2

  • Three standard orchestral or military band excerpts if applicable to desired career path.

Please feel free to contact Carson McTeer (John.McTeer@mail.wvu.edu) for suggestions and/or questions.