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Tuba Audition Requirements

Auditions for admittance to the EKU Brass Area will consist of the following: 
     - demonstration of major scales (preferably two octaves)
     - sightreading
     - prepared solo or two etudes of contrasting styles (i.e. technical and lyrical).



Sample Euphonium Solo Literature
Barat  Andante et Allegro
Barat  Introduction and Dance
Galliard  Sonatas
Guilmant  Morceau Symphonique
Handel/arr. Fitzgerald  English Suite
Marcello  Sonatas
Ropartz  Andante et Allegro

Sample Tuba Solo Literature
Bach/arr. Bell  Air and Bouree
Barat  Introduction and Dance
Galliard  Sonatas
Haddad  Suite for Tuba
Marcello  Sonatas
Vaughan Williams  Six Studies in English Folksong
Wilder  Suite No. 1 for Tuba(Effie)

Sample etudes
Arban  Complete Method for Trombone or Baritone
Blazhevich  70 Studies for Tuba – books 1 and 2
Blume  36 Studies for Trombone
Bordner  Practical Studies for Trombone - books 1 and 2
Bordogni/Rochut  Melodious Etudes for Trombone – Book 1
Getchell  Practical Studies for Tuba - books 1 and 2
Kopprasch  Sixty Selected Studies for Trombone  (and Tuba)
Paudert  24 Studies for Trombone
Tyrell  40 Progressive Studies for Trombone (and Tuba)

Tubists may use any version of Bordogni Vocalises

Other possibilities might include
All-state or district tryout music
A solo (other than one above) used for solo and ensemble festival

If you have questions concerning your audition music or would like to set up an audition, call Prof. James Willett  at 859-626-5178 or email at

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