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Euphonium Area

Undergraduate Euphonium Auditions

  • All undergraduate applicants should prepare:
  • A melodious etude (to demonstrate good sound,solid intonation, and musicianship)
  • A study (to demonstrate technical facility)
  • All major scalesAny solo of your choice
  • Applicants may also be asked to demonstratesight-reading ability

Recommended etudes:

  • Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for trumpetor trombone
  • Blazhevich, 70 StudiesBordogni/Rochut, Melodious Etudes for theTrombone, vol. 1
  • Kopprasch, 60 Selected StudiesTyrell, 40 Progressive Studies

Recommended solos:

  • Capuzzi, Andante and Rondo
  • Clarke, The Bride of the Waves
  • Guilmant, Morceau symphonique for trombone
  • Handel, Aria con variazioni for trumpet
  • Philip Sparke, Pantomime
  • Donald White, Lyric Suite.

Graduate Euphonium Auditions

All graduate applicants should prepare:

  • A melodious etude (to demonstrate good sound,solid intonation, and musicianship) and a study (to demonstrate technicalfacility), selected from such collections as:
    •  
      • Arban's Conservatory Method
      • Marcel Bitsch, 20 études pour trompette
      • Bordogni/Rochut, Melodious Etudes for theTrombone (down an octave)
      • Charlier, 36 études transcendantes pour trompette
      • Clarke's Technical Studies for the Cornet
  • All scales
  • Several of the major band excerpts
  • A solo of your choice, such as:
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      • Jan Bach, Concert Variations
      • James Curnow, Symphonic Variants
      • Joseph Horovitz, Concerto
      • Simone Mantia, All Those Endearing Young Charms
      • Ponchielli, Concerto
      • Walter Ross, Capriccio furioso
      • Alec Wilder, Sonata
  • Applicants may also be asked to demonstratesight-reading ability.