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Winds & Percussion Auditions & Interviews

Specific Instrumental Requirements - Tuba

Pre-Screening

For consideration for admission to the DMA program, each applicant must first pass a pre-screening to be uploaded prior to the live audition. Select thirty minutes of repertoire from the repertoire listed below.

The pre-screening requirement is waived for current University of Michigan graduate tuba majors applying to the DMA program.

Please upload your recordings by December 1 for the Fall Term or September 15 for the Winter Term.

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Audition

For the in-person audition, each applicant must be prepared to play the following:

  1. The Ralph Vaughan Williams Concerto for Bass Tuba, or another concerto of like difficulty
  2. The Hindemith Sonata or another sonata of like or greater difficulty
  3. An unaccompanied work of top difficulty, like the Kraft Encounters II or Penderecki Capriccio
  4. Orchestral excerpts
  5. A transcription of a composition written prior to 1800
  6. All major and minor scales
  7. Sight reading is possible

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