GRADUATE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
TUBA/EUPHONIUM STUDIO OF RICHARD WHITE

Prospective Master of Music students must possess an advanced level of musical literacy. It is recommended that prospective master's students possess a level of keyboard proficiency equivalent to at least a grade II based on the standard educational musical aptitude system.

Prospective Master of Music students must arrange an audition with the Department of Music here at the University of New Mexico. Admission to the program will depend on the successful completion of the live audition process.

For details about how to apply to the Master of Music degree program, click HERE. Application of transfer credits from other universities toward a degree at UNM is subject to approval by the Office of Graduate Studies and by the Graduate Committee of the Department of Music.

An audition on Tuba/Euphonium is required of all applicants seeking to pursue a Master of Music degree in Performance with either of these instruments as the declared principal instrument.

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:   If you are applying for an assistantship or a Department of Music scholarship, you must audition and submit all of your application materials by February 1.  Auditions are conducte in conjunction with interviews and tours of the campus.  Late auditions may be scheduled depending on available space in the program. Click HERE for dates and scheduling information.

audition materials for graduate applicants in Tuba:

All Graduate applicants should prepare:

  • A melodious etude (to demonstrate good sound, solid intonation, and musicianship)
  • A study (to demonstrate technical facility)
  • All major scales
  • Orchestral and band excerpts of your choice; applicants will also be asked to demonstrate sight-reading ability.

Recommended Graduate Etudes:

  • Arbans Complete Method for the Tuba, ed. Young
  • Blazevich, 70 Studies
  • Bordogni/Rochut, Melodious Etudes for the Trombone, vol. 1 (down an octave)
  • Kopprasch, 60 Selected Studies for BB flat tuba
  • Tyrell, Advanced Etudes for BB flat bass.

Recommended Graduate Solos:

  • Bruce Broughton, Sonata
  • Gregson, Tuba Concerto
  • Paul Hindemith, Sonata
  • Jan Koetsier, Sonatina
  • Vincent Persichetti, Serenade No. 12 for Unaccompanied Tuba
  • J. Williams, Tuba Concerto
  • Vaughan Williams, Tuba Concerto
  • Alec Wilder, Effie Suite

Transfer Applicants:

All transfer applicants should be able to demonstrate both the CC and F (or Eb) tubas at the advanced level. In addition, you should prepare a melodious etude (to demonstrate good sound, solid intonation, and musicianship), a study (to demonstrate your technical facility), and several of the major orchestral excerpts and a solo of your choice.


audition materials for graduate applicants in euphonium:

All Graduate applicants should prepare:

  • Any solo of your choice
  • A melodious etude (to demonstrate good sound, solid intonation, and musicianship)
  • A study (to demonstrate technical facility)
  • All major scales
  • Orchestral and band excerpts of your choice; Applicants will also be asked to demonstrate sight-reading ability.

Recommended etudes:

  • Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for trombone
  • Blazevich, 70 Studies
  • Bordogni/Rochut, Melodious Etudes for the Trombone, vol. 1
  • Concert Etudes, Steven Mead
  • Kopprasch, 60 Selected Studies
  • Tyrell, Advanced Etudes for Trombone

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

 

 

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