Principal Tuba

Preliminary round/semifinal round*: February 26, 2018; 9:00am - 6:00pm; February 27, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Finals: Wednesday, February 28, 2018; 9:00am - 12:00pm
Application deadline: February 9, 2018

I. PRELIMINARY ROUND

*NOTE: Preliminary round repertoire may also be asked in subsequent rounds.

  • WAGNER, Die Meistersinger Prelude J to L (solo)
  • PROKOFIEV, Symphony #5 1st movement, #3 to #6
  • MAHLER, Symphony #1 Solo in 3rd mvt (4 before #3 to #4)
  • WAGNER, Ride of the Walkyries Pickup to bar 126 to bar 142
  • STRAUSS, Till Eulenspiegel -- #13 to #14 -- 4th bar of #37 to 4 before #38
  • BERLIOZ, Hungarian March #4 to downbeat of #5

II. SEMI-FINAL AND FINAL ROUNDS

*NOTE: Repertoire from the preliminary round may also be included in these rounds. Applicants will be allowed to play the small tuba excerpts wherever in the audition order they wish.

SOLO: Vaughan Williams, Concerto for Bass Tuba 2nd mvt: beginning to third bar of #2

  • BERLIOZ, Corsaire Overture -- #5 for nine bars -- 4 bars after #12 to #13
  • BERLIOZ, Symphonie Fantastique, Tuba I part, 5th mvt: -- 7th bar of #56 to 21 bars after 68 -- 8 before #85 to #85 -- 4 before #86 to the end
  • BRUCKNER, Symphony #7 Finale, F to 4 before letter I
  • GERSHWIN, American in Paris 4 after #67 to #68
  • HINDEMITH, Symphonic Metamorphosis 2nd movement, L to N
  • HOLST The Planets IV. Jupiter, [17] ([XVII]) Lento Maestoso (Legato) for 5 bars
  • RESPIGHI, Fountains of Rome #11-#14 (Trevi Fountain)
  • WAGNER, Die Meistersinger Prelude Beginning to letter A
  • REVUELTAS, Sensamaya’ #2 to #8
  • STRAVINSKY, Petrouchka (1947 revised edition) Peasant with Bear solo (#189-#191)

III. SECTION ROUND

  • VERDI, Nabucco Overture First 16 bars (opening chorale)
  • WAGNER, Die Meistersinger Prelude Beginning, to letter A
  • BRAHMS, Symphony #2 4th movement, letter O to the end
  • BRUCKNER, Symphony no. 4 -- 1st Movement, letter I to downbeat of K -- Finale, 167 to F

IV. POSSIBLE SIGHT READING